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Improving Recall without Toys, Food or Even Talking!

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I’m a huge fan of using food and toys as a means of providing fun, motivation to focus and reward for good behaviour. This is never more relevant on…

5 Ways My Puppy Reminds me of a Toddler

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Anthropomorphising animals isn’t a good idea and usually gets us into all kinds of trouble. Dogs are not furry babies. They are their own species, with a totally different…

Jellybean Week 6. Training Foundations for ‘On Your Bed’.

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Jellybean has been learning ‘On Your Bed’ recently.  We started sowing the seeds that his bed is a great place to be, really early on, using basic shaping, as…

Jellybean Week 5. Foundations for Forming Good Habits Not Bad

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It was once said that 3 repetitions of any learning & most dogs have got it! The foundations of a behaviour is there, set down for further progress & learning. It…

Jellybean Week 4 Training Foundations for Eye Contact

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I am an unapologetic user of food when it comes to training my dogs. Jellybean was chosen for his equal love of toys and food. Motivating a dog to…

Jellybean Week 3. Training Foundation for Sit & Down Stay.

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During his second week home, I started basic sit and down positions with Jellybean using a clicker and tasty food. Over the past week, I’ve gradually withdrawn the lure (food in…

Jellybean Week 2. Training Foundations for Loose Leash

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Having settled in and with socialisation in full swing last week, we scaled things down a bit this past week. Did you know that dogs go through their primary…

Jellybean Week 1. Getting to know you! Bonding & Settling in.

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18months ago I found the most wonderful breeder and put my name down for a puppy. 14 months ago I flew to meet the family, the dam-to-be,…

Crufts 2017: What’s New in Dog Products?

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Following my visit to Crufts last month, I thought I’d write a blog about some of the novel or stand-out products…

How a Simple Hand Target can Help with Training!

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Guinness kindly helped out with a little video project this week, to show my current class attendees how a simple hand target can help with training…

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