puppy classes

Factors to consider when choosing a dog

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Many people choose a dog based on experiences from their past.  They may have fond memories of a dog once owned by their family when they were children.  Others may surf the internet and fall in love with one online.  However, the surest way to select the right family dog for you is to consider […]

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Mirroring and matching in dogs

Most people know I’m almost obsessive when it comes to how dogs communicate, especially canine body language.  But I’m also hooked on human interactions too; whether that’s understanding how a person recalls an incident by watching their representational systems, or being completely honest – useful when asking the other half how many pints he had […]

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A Christmas thank you…

As 2015 draws to a close, we’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your continued support this year.  From referring us to family and friends to liking and sharing our news – we appreciate all that you have done.  As a result, it’s been an awesome year for us.  Thanks to […]

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Business award win – April ’15

Hanne collects sixth business award for her work. Tails are wagging across Dacorum with the news that Hanne Grice, a local dog trainer and behaviour specialist, has collected her sixth business award at a prestigious ceremony in London. Competing against more than 400 other nominations in the Scoot Headline Awards, Hanne and her pet behaviour business Walk the Dog™, picked […]

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Want a happy pup? Study proves play is the key

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Christmas is typically our busiest time of the year for training new puppies, that’s because owners are understandably keen to get a head start before the onset of festivities.  However, in December 2014 we broke all records for the number of training sessions conducted – with over 100 hours of training with puppies alone.  So […]

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Puppy classes Berkhamsted & Tring

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So, you’ve got a new puppy and you are planning to start puppy classes because you know good puppy classes are an integral part of helping you and your dog invest in a long and harmonious future. We offer a range of courses for puppies to teenage dogs to help set you up for success. […]

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Top Tips to Successful Puppy Training

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If you’re getting a new puppy – or – know someone who is, here are our top tips to successful puppy training! Lower your expectations. Remember, your puppy is just a baby; he doesn’t know he should toilet outside or know even his name. A human baby takes many months to learn to walk, talk […]

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Misunderstanding can lead to dog bites

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In my role as a behaviour specialist, I’m often called into homes where owners have been bitten by their dogs; understandably this is very distressing and confusing for owners, especially when they believe there was no clear warning, but was there?

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Play biting

All puppies bite as they play as the rough and tumble games helps to teach the dog how hard to bite to cause pain and by being bitten by their litter mates, they learn what pain feels like.

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Creating a solid recall

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When you are teaching your dog to focus and listen to you, you have to start at home first where there are fewer distractions.

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