It is such an exciting time for everyone, or stressful depending on your point of view, but we all must try a bit harder for our dogs over the festive season. You must remember that your dog doesn’t know any different, so it is important to keep to a routine for your dog. Here are some tips for you to follow: Tell the guests and especially Children the house rules for your pet. Put a sign on the front door so that everyone checks where the dog is before opening it. Walk your dog every day and make sure they have plenty of time to let off steam. It might be possible for you book a session in a secure field but get in quick as these slots will fill fast. If not keep to your regular route an
Do you just love their.... what is it that makes you love them? I have had over 30 dogs and most of these are German Shepherds and many of these have been rescues. Having taught and worked with so many different breeds, and they are all different but the German Shepherd has taught me so much: Focus - Brook loved the idea of a yellow rubber duck and it would distract him from other things. Gratitude - Katie would love the chance of a cuddle when no one else was looking(especially her older siblings) Patience - Heidi would wait for all the younger dogs to go outdoors before she went out. Hopeful - Troy aways looking for the next scrap of food. He had a dietary disorder and was always hungry.
I knew that there was a need to train my dog. I will always be thankful for that first dog trainer, who befriended me and guided me and my pup towards the wonderful world of obedience. Quickly followed by the desire to help others, I have always been a teacher, I absorbed all I could. I have trained and worked with many brilliant trainers and behaviourists and some terrible ones. What it taught me was the need to consider the whole problem, not just what the owner was telling me. Look at the dog and understand the owner and work from there. Over 30 years I must have helped trained well over 10,000 dogs and the problems usually come down to 3/4 reasons. It always starts with the dog pulling
It’s all my fault, my dog won’t do as it’s told. Well maybe, but I won’t allow an owner to keep saying sorry There’s no point in keeping rubbing it in as it does nothing for their confidence and that’s what the dog needs is a confident owner. You can just hear it can’t you? The wife is being told they should do it this way or that. Husband won’t walk the dog or even train it and may even undo everything the wife is doing. And it’s not just that way around, wives are great at criticising their husbands when they are trying. Result is a huge argument and the victim is the dog! Often the dog’s behaviour just gets worse and escalates to frustration and even aggression. Finally the fetters sna