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Why I Don’t Need to See the Problem Behaviour

Why I Don’t Need to See the Problem Behaviour

One of the things I get asked a lot is “do you want to see what happens when….”. It seems that many clients are desperate for me to see the problem behaviour in action. There is a belief that I need to see it to be able to help, or that maybe I won’t believe how bad...

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Is Online Dog Training as Effective as In-Person?

Is Online Dog Training as Effective as In-Person?

Remote online dog training existed before the world ended in 2020, but you’d be forgiven for thinking it didn’t. Most of the online offerings were for the dog training geeks (like me), but there were some targeted at pet parents. But the world changed, and we were all...

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Holiday Season Preparation for Your Dog

Holiday Season Preparation for Your Dog

The holiday season at the end of the year brings a whole bunch of festivities and celebrations that it gets busy fast. All the additional activity and excitement can be a lot to handle. For you and your dog. Then there's the extra guests and visitors, numerous...

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Why Residential Training Might Not Work For You

Why Residential Training Might Not Work For You

I’m often asked if I will take dogs in and do the training for you. Residential training is not something I offer. There are lots of personal reasons for why I don’t. I believe if I was to offer this the dog would need to live with us at home. That means my dogs would...

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Attitude is Everything, My Positive reinforcement philosophy

Attitude is Everything, My Positive reinforcement philosophy

There’s always a lot of discussion, or fighting sometimes, about ethics, ethos and methods like positive reinforcement and punishment in the dog training world. So much that it can become difficult to know what’s right or who’s talking the most sense.  Right now...

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Why comparison sucks, except when it doesn’t

Why comparison sucks, except when it doesn’t

"Comparison is the thief of joy" is attributed to several people including Theodore Roosevelt, which probably means it was someone else. Regardless of who said it first, I think I agree mostly. It probably depends on how you are doing the comparison. For most people,...

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How to achieve easy living with your dog

How to achieve easy living with your dog

I live with three spaniels currently. At one point I lived with two German Shepherds, a saluki and two spaniels. I always felt I should even things up with another sighthound. But didn’t want to seem like a crazy dog lady. I often get asked "how do you manage?", but...

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