positive reinforcement

Don’t be a Jim – NRMs in training

Just as the sound of fingernails running down a blackboard sends tingles down my spine and raises the hair on the back of my head, the words “no” or “ah-ah” during training have a similar effect. Often used to inform the dog it’s got something wrong, in the training world these are referred to as […]

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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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Baby proofing your dog

“Congratulations, you’re having a baby” said the doctor, confirming the results that the little pregnancy stick had revealed just a few days earlier.  It was 28th December 2012.  A wide range of emotions came to the fore as I suddenly I found myself saying aloud ”but what about the dog?” Over the last eleven years […]

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Top Tips to Successful Puppy Training

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If you are 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 and […]

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Pulling on the lead

Dogs may pull on the lead for a variety of reasons, not only do they want to explore their environment with their incredible senses of smell, hearing and sight but a dog may also pull on the lead through excitement.

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