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dog waiting for routine hometime

Routine v reliability

People often say that dogs love routine. But I disagree. Routine is boring. Humdrum. The same walks at the same time every day can be tedious for all concerned. I see folks walking their dogs past my window at the same times every day. (I also see horses being ridden past the window at the …

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Scentwork terrier watches courses point

Change takes work

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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scentwork terrier puppy sleeping on blanket

Work in progress

I love to eat. Most of my social outings involve food, whether it’s meeting for breakfast, lunch or dinner, I’m happy! A dog walk in a new place will inevitably involve a stop off at an eatery or a bakery. So teaching my dogs to happily settle in pubs and restaurants is high on my …

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