Educating owners is my No 1 Priority. Some useful videos below to get you started. Head over to my YouTube Channel to see more. (Link on top right corner of page) Modern Training is highly effective, FUN for both dawgs & owners. The more you know the the more will enjoy your dog.
Hot pavements burn paws.
Even on a 22’c day your car will heat up to over 40’c in just 1 hour.
Heat stress can KILL..
What action to take if your dog gets over heated..
Watch this video for some great tips to keep your dog SAFE & COOL when its HOT.
Owning a puppy can be surprisingly expensive
This video will show you the key times when expenses are higher and give you insights into how & when costs can increase unexpectedly.
A light hearted look comparing old and new styles of training.
Modern training is about motivating and rewarding.
Old style training involves using pressure / punishment to gain compliance
Modern training is way more fun and way more effective 🙂
Sit & Stay is a simple & fun skill to teach and can save your dogs life.
This exercise improves impulse control and responsiveness
Please try this at home..
Using food in training is very valuable.
However different types of food have different values to dogs.
Find out what foods your dog likes the most and use those in your training to get the best results.
Its important to use food properly in training.
Learn how to avoid the common problems and get the most out of your training
Level 1 Foundations Course Assignment
Walking with a dog who doesn’t PULL ON THE LEAD is a JOY.
Teaching your dog to walk well on a lead is a useful and essential skill to develop. It’s easy when you have a little understanding of Positive Association Training, and take a little time to practice.
Practice Makes Perfect.
Level 1 clients complete this assignment to demonstrate they are creating a good foundation for their lead walking skills.
Shanti Just Loves the beach
Some Highlights from some of the best Level 1 Foundations assignments.
Training is simple & fun. All you need to know is what to do and how to do it.
Then Just do it 🙂 And you will get great results like these guys
Level 2 Life Skills is where clients take their training to the next level.
Mat work is a key part of this course and the assignment.
Level 2 also covers refining lead walking, recall and focus with distractions. And dealing with adolescent changes.
When you start training early you get the opportunity to create the habits you want your dog to have, quickly & easily.
Start training the day your puppy drives in your home. They learn very quickly when their young.
leaving training till their older takes longer as you have to undo the bad habits that have started.
Meet Duggy – He gets really overexcited every time his owner gets out the racquet to swat moths in the garden.
This is a true story that was filmed over a period of 8 weeks. And shows how Duggy & his owner overcame his reactive behaviour.
The same techniques apply to many things, like Brooms Bikes, Birds, Cars, Hoses, Skateboards.
Changing behaviour takes time and effort but is so worth it 🙂
Everyone who entered the comp won a prize.
Take a look at our top 5 runners up, it was so close and such great effort by all entrants. Very hard to choose a winner as you will see.
Merry Christmas everyone.
The Level 2 Life skills course assignment
Teaching this essential skill has so many practical applications to everyday life.
Mat work is a key element of this course and all clients complete this assignment to demonstrate their On Your Mat Skills.
Dogs who have to much time on their paws get up to mischief, like Digging, Barking & Chewing.
Feeding your dog from a bowl is over in seconds, leaving them with nothing else to do, this is where many problems start.
These simple feeding tips will give you ideas on how to make feeding your dog take longer, and be much more rewarding.
Making your dog happy & you happy too 🙂