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You can’t learn dog training online. Or can you?

“You can’t learn dog training online” I’ve heard this a few times, most recently just a few weeks ago. And it got me thinking about how I learned about dog training. The vast majority of my learning experience has been reading, listening and watching. Practical and physical Dog training is a physical and practical activity. …

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goal setting

Love them or hate them, goals can be your best tools in the box

I hate goals. For me, goal setting can add pressure, bring disappointment, waste time. The general thinking always seems to be that we need to set goals. If we don’t we won’t get anywhere, we won’t achieve anything. Many years ago I used to babysit for a couple who had their life goals stuck on …

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clarity

Clarity is the name of the game

Everybody uses jargon. Families have their own specific words and phrases that they use when together. While the meaning is clear to them, they often don’t realise they are using jargon until an outsider looks puzzled. Workplaces have their own shorthand. They even make acronyms from jargon, an extra layer for those not in the …

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How to make real behavioural changes.

Thank you so much for the response to my blog posts. The last one on Ettie’s undesirable barking around other dogs received a strong response. I know that this is not an uncommon issue and one that can cause people considerable embarrassment and concern. Barking is such an antisocial behaviour, and so noticeable, that it …

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