dog training

Get early access to Tug-e-nuff Black Friday event

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As you may know, we are proud to be a Tug-E-Nuff partner and we have just heard some great news from Santa Paws himself…The Tug-E-Nuff elves are working on the best ever Black Friday offer.  As a client and or follower of ours, we can bring you exclusive Early Access to the deal.  That means […]

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Generalisation of behaviours – “But he’ll do it at home!”

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This week I was having a chat with a client who was trying to understand why her dog was struggling to perform some well practiced behaviours in and around her home environment but not in class – and this prompted my post on the importance of generalising the behaviours we want our pets to do.  […]

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Dog Trainer of the Year – Award win

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We recently received news that Hanne Grice was awarded the title Dog Trainer of the Year in the Oxfordshire Prestige Awards. Hanne was nominated for this award a few months ago and the criteria that the judging panel looked at included: the range of business services, customer satisfaction, online reviews, social media presence, community involvement, […]

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Canine predatory chase behaviour

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Photo credit: © Cumbria dog training photography When Fenton, the black Labrador, chased deer in Richmond Park hotly pursued by his frantic owner a few years ago, he become an instant social media star.  His owner repeatedly called after Fenton but the dog kept running; this video (see below) illustrates canine predatory chase, one of […]

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Under the Spotlight: Emma Tanaka

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Emma (left in photo) joined our team back in the summer, thrown into the deep end with a six hour lecture on fighting dogs – we’re kind like that. 😉  A former Photography researcher with Pinewood now working in aerospace, we asked Emma to go ‘under the spot light’, so you can get to know […]

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Webcast: Choosing the right pet care for your dog

I’m often asked by owners what factors they should consider when choosing their pet carer – whether that’s because work means their dog has to be left alone for periods of time during the day, or they are going on holiday.  Having run a successful pet care and behaviour business for over ten years, you […]

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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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10 behaviours all good puppies should know

It only takes a matter of seconds to search sites like Amazon to see the plethora of books and DVDs available to help owners have that ‘perfect puppy’.  In a world where some owners may not have the luxury of time to read weighty books on canine behaviour and training, one of the most common […]

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Tring Living Magazine – Spring 2016

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Check out the Spring 2016 issue of Tring Living to read all about our forthcoming workshops that will help bust a few neurons for you and your pooch.  From learning how to teach your dog tricks used in films and television to tackling reactivity on or off the lead, we have a wealth of choice […]

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Did my pets know I was ill before I did?

There is plenty of anecdotal evidence from dog owners that suggest their pets have sniffed out or alerted in some way their human friend to an illness or disease.  Indeed, in recent years there has been a rise in the number of dogs being trained to alert when an owner is likely to have an […]

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