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Why it’s a huge mistake to miss out management

Management is the poor cousin of training and behaviour modification. It’s only when it is missing that the spotlight starts to turn on this critical element. From the earliest stages in training, helping pups to learn in class, good trainers know to create a calm atmosphere. An environment full of noise and movement is not […]

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The support skills that every dog needs – all in one place!

When I was training to be a detector dog handler we didn’t teach any obedience-type support skills. No sit, no down, come or drop. It was thought that if the dog was being asked to do something specific that she would do that to the detriment of her detection work. The classic example was walking

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How you can learn more by playing instead of practising!

Dog training is not as straightforward as dog trainers make it appear. Our skills and experience allow us to offer multiple solutions and techniques to a myriad of issues and queries. We can help your dog play, learn, settle in seconds while you have struggled to get any engagement at all. And so we should,

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