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‘Done for you’ training – a different perspective

https://vimeo.com/342708997 Some of you may know that apart from dogs, I have a number of other passions! One of those is gardening.  I absolutely love my garden. I spend every spare moment out there and I am inclined to stop only when the light fails or the rain...

Sarah Whitehead

Keep It Simple, Savvy?!

Dog training and behaviour is a fascinating and complex subject, constantly combining both science and ‘art’. A good trainer learns to use both knowledge and instinct, and should be proud of the fact. However, even when presented with the most ingrained and difficult behaviour problems,...

Sarah Whitehead

Theory V Practice

Thought for the day – theory versus practice   The Theory Behaviours that have been taught have been brought under the owner’s control simply by putting them on cue. What this means is that in the initial stages of training, the handler refrains from putting a command on...

Sarah Whitehead

Games Day

How often do you play with your dog? Is it part of your routine together, or something that gets sidelined depending on your mood and motivation after a hard day? Do you prioritise training or physical exercise over games with your dog? Perhaps now’s the...

Sarah Whitehead

He Just Won’t Do It!

Reasons for your dog not complying with your training are many and varied. Of course, not putting the time in is probably the biggest single human factor, but there are many other reasons apart from disobedience that may mean a dog won’t (or cannot) obey. So,...

Sarah Whitehead

Stress In Perspective

The credit crunch, global recession, bad news on the TV, too much work, not enough time… we all experience stress, don’t we? As humans, we know all too well what the symptoms can feel like – and how it can make us behave. What causes dogs...

Sarah Whitehead

The Wonders of The Baby Gate

The baby gate. Does anyone apart from dog owners buy these? Baby gates are wonderful because they allow access, whilst offering a physical barrier to give safety or simply restriction. OK, I appreciate that these contraptions may be slightly annoying for humans because they often require...