Training

Sarah Whitehead

Dog Watching

Ah, the joys of modern technology. OK, I know that it drives us crazy when it doesn’t work, but when it does, well… it opens up whole new avenues for study and research in the arena of canine behaviour. For many years, I have videoed dogs...

Sarah Whitehead

Shape yourself to do more training

There’s little doubt that most of us could do more of it – training that is! Trying to juggle dog training in with the rest of daily life can be quite a task, especially in a busy household where there are literally hundreds of other factors...

Sarah Whitehead

Practical steps for polite lead walking

Gently does it There’s no need for punishment or harsh equipment when training your dog to walk nicely on the lead. Prong collars and choke chains have no place in today’s training and can cause behavioural and physical injury. Let’s be more imaginative. Modern training techniques...

Sarah Whitehead

Safety First

Ever heard something like this? “I don’t need to train my dog, he’s ….only tiny/is naturally obedient/is good with the family …” You can fill in the blanks… but what I always want to ask, is ‘what about in an emergency?’ Preparing your dog in advance for any...

Sarah Whitehead

Dog in the City

It’s tempting to think about the quintessential British dog out enjoying the beautiful UK countryside, with green-wellied owner in tow. Of course, many of our dogs do live the perfect country life, ‘hunting, shootin' and fishin’ (aka, sniffing for squirrels, running in the woods and...

Sarah Whitehead

Think Dog!

I try not to confess how many years ago it was that I did John Fisher’s original home-study course “Think Dog!” However, the effect that it had on me was utterly profound. Within only a few short months, my interest in dog behaviour went from...