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Ten Ways to Encourage the Behaviours we want to see in our dogs

We are all part of this community because we love dogs. So let’s start looking at ways to encourage our dogs more when they are doing a good job. I am sure you can think of plenty of things you wish your dog would stop doing, like digging…

Making your dog's days more exciting through Enrichment. Here's how...

Firstly, I hope you are all keeping healthy and safe and being kind to one another during this time of uncertainty. This is an exciting topic for me, one I have decided to share now, given what’s going on in the world with COVID-19.  As lots…

A simple way to manage your dogs undesirable behaviours

Listen up guys: life is full of choices. The behaviours that produce the strongest reinforcers are the behaviours our dogs will do more. Let’s decrease problems without resorting to punishment!   Being able to manage a dog’s behaviour…

Let’s Be Empowered by Positive Reinforcement Training

A Shift in thinking… Positive Reinforcement is so empowering IF you understand it. Understanding it is the hard part. Seeing how it works and the results that come from it are what makes it so empowering. After completing the most incredible…
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Why Training your Puppy / Dog is so Important

We train dogs for a variety of reasons, I am going to share with you my top five reasons why training your puppy / dog is so important. 1. Turn your puppy into a happy, well rounded and confident dog! One of the most important things…
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Teaching my Dog to use a Ramp

You can definitely teach an older dog new tricks! We just taught Cooper how to use a ramp to get in and out of the car. So I thought I would share why and how we did it, with you guys. Does my dog need to use a ramp? We recently got a new…

Lead by example to show your child how to interact safely with dogs

From as early as the new born stage, our children mirror our behaviours. Thus, leading by example is a fantastic way to teach children how to interact safely with dogs. Think about how you interact with your dog and other dogs... really…

Do I really need to walk my dog?

I get it, its winter. It’s bloody cold and wet and you’re probably thinking to yourself, do I really need to walk my dog? Well, in my opinion, the simple answer is, YES but there are times where it’s totally fine to skip a day if you have…
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How to Train your Dog to “Come” when Called

Recall is one of the most important commands you can teach your dog. From day one of bringing your new dog home, it is SO important that you know How to Train your Dog to “Come” when Called. More and more I have concerned parents and…

How to Stop your Dog Jumping Up.

Animal Behaviourist, Dr Kate Mornement explains why dogs jump and gives us the answers to stop this behaviour.   More and more I keep getting asked about dogs jumping and specifically why is it happening and how can it be stopped… Pregnant…