Yes the clocks go forward on Sunday .............. eek means we lose an hours sleep but as it’s Mother’s Day, it also gives you a chance to say thank you - actually or spiritually. Its very important to do.
My mother tells me, and I have to agree that her biggest worry, as a mother, has been asking the right question of us kids. Showing interest without nagging, encouragement and guidance without the possibility of being nosey about what we are up to or laying down so many rules that our independence is crushed. There is no book to practice from, you have to just get on with it and use your instincts.
At least when you are teaching your dog, you do have help and support along the way. Thi
Reactive dogs are hard work but so rewarding. So many times I hear that he can be so good at home and then suddenly out of nowhere, he lunged at another dog 😩 Well honestly it wasn’t out of the blue, it was because a number of things happened and the triggers stacked up. You’ve heard of the final straw that broke the donkeys back - well it’s the same with our dogs. Things/stress build up over a period of time and then the dog “explodes” So we need to think about two things with these dogs - reduce their stress by finding quiet places to walk/ practice and have a plan of what to do if things go wrong. At our lifestyle classes we can offer you a place to practice and offer support for you and
Exciting News – New Scentwork beginners class starts again on 16th March at 2pm Why not join us at the South Harting hall, near Pease Croft, South Harting GU31 5LB for 2 hours every alternate week for three sessions for a beginner’s course covering all aspects of the basics of scentwork. Once your dog understands the basics, you can go onto teach all types of searching exercises and perhaps join our Scavengers group and have fun searching areas. As we use the same methods as a dog that has been taught to be a customs and excise search dog or a medical detection dogs, there is no reason for you to go onto a new career, or maybe become a member of the search and rescue groups that we have arou
Our Walkabout Training Academy reopens again in April and we are now inviting people to apply to join. This exclusive course is expensive but does offer you the opportunity to learn with the best. Over many years, we have shared our knowledge with dog owners and trainers and this is all tied together in a course with plenty of back up, support and information. Your tutor is a fully qualified scentwork trainer and judge which she combines with many years as obedience instructor. As a dog owner she has competed in working trials, agility and obedience, Using her knowledge, Walkabout was one of the first companies to use dogs to teach other dogs how to behave and this expanded to help and su
Well, over the past few weeks, we have had a bit of an up and down situation. The poor dogs are fed up with living in a box city and of course, their behaviour changed with the uncertainty, getting naughtier as we both got more stressed ;-( But now we have done it and moved all of 8 minutes up the road. For those who don’t know, the previous home had been sold and so we had to say goodbye to the big field next door and move to a house on a busier road, but still with plenty of space for the dogs. Happily, they are now settled and love their new walks in the forest. We watched a fantastic herd of deer this morning, and as the sun was shining, the birds were singing, and all was well with the