I have been privileged to live with over 30 German shepherd dogs, many of these have been rescue dogs and have come to us at all sorts of ages. I have trained many more and this has taught us a lot!
I have been delighted to help many owners of this magnificent breed and although would never hold myself up as an expert, is there such a person? I have had plenty of experience with them and they have taught me a lot.
When my daughter was a youngster, I welcomed a young working
Circuit training - Lets make your dog’s daily exercise more interesting. We’re going to look at seven different things you can do on a walk. As you walk along, find seven different spots to stop and do something with them. Here we go: 1. Watch - Getting your dog to watch you Count to 5 and treat. Count to 10 and treat. Count to 15 and treat. Here is how: Show your dog what you’ve got as a reward. Bring it up to your eyes and when they focus on you – say watch and then reward.
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 you
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(especi
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 telli