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first season with her sisters

How to survive your puppy’s first season – during lockdown!

Lockdown has thrown up some interesting challenges for Ettie. Like everyone who has been bringing up a puppy during the pandemic, I’ve been concerned about her future behaviour. Raising a pup in normal times is a big enough responsibility. Working with additional restrictions and demands can be challenging. Outcomes though haven’t necessarily corresponded with predictions, …

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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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Scentwork terrier watches courses point

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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