Don’t worry, many owners feel this which is why I always encourage new owners to keep a diary so that they can see the progress that they have really made. But if you haven’t done this yet, why not start today? If you don’t measure your results you will have little or no idea if you are succeeding or not. This is one of the most common problems. If we have no starting place, then we tend to think the worse! Let’s look at Distance this week: What we are going to do is measure
Some useful tips from the South Downs Dog Trainer As someone who has worked with many thousands of dogs and their owners, and owned well over 32 German Shepherds - many of these were rescues, I thought I would put together some helpful handling ideas for our dog owners. FEEL YOUR COLLAR!! At no point should a child or children be allowed to do this exercise!! This little exercise helps desensitize your dog to having their collar grabbed, to perhaps being moved around via hi
Join us for our summer social at a new venue for everyone to try. Booking is essential for this session offering Agility, Scentwork and Social Walk and a barbecue. £20 per dog, £5 per person for food.
Please note that this will not be part of any current payment scheme as we are donating 50% of the proceeds to charity.
Lara has kindly donated her property to run this event , so please read the instructions for access,
Did you know that there is now a club for you? People or Dog reactive welcome Meeting once a month at the South Harting Hall, we have a group session to share what we know and help each other. Along with plenty of tea and coffee and cake, we will assess individual dogs and their problems and then work on those using others to support you. The first meeting is on Saturday 31st March at 1pm and then monthly. Check our whats on page for our next meeting! There is plenty of
Whether you have a nosey German Shepherd, a laid back lab or sniffy Spaniel, they all need to work - But with this weather we have been experiencing, that has been difficult. Its been hard enough just getting the dogs out for a normal walk, let alone be creative enough to fulfill them for the rest of the day. This is where the games kick in - hide and seek the biscuit, feeding from a Kong or even rolling up a towel and let them find their rewards - all of these help. But af
CHARITY DOG SHOW - BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY 28TH AUGUST STARTS AT 12 – ENTRIES OPEN AT 12. £2 A CLASS OR 3 FOR £5 CLASSES START AT 12.30 12.30 PUPPY UNDER 6 MONTHS 12.45 YOUNG DOG UP TO A YEAR 1.PM BEST PUPPY IN SHOW 1.10 HANDSOME DOG 1.30 PRETTIEST BITCH 1.50 CHILD HANDLER – UNDER 14 2.10 BEST RESCUE 2.30 BEST VETERAN OVER 7 2.50 HAPPIEST DOG 3.10 BEST BEHAVED DOG 3.30 DOG THAT JUDGE WOULD LIKE TO TAKE HOME RA
Careful introduction of a recently adopted dog to a group of young happy dogs has helped him begin to settle and learn. Great to watch the body language over a period of time and give the dogs breaks to keep it fun for all. Monday mornings at our specialist venue called Shortlands allows us time to work with all dogs. Next week we are looking at nose work. Why not join us soon #rescuedogs #dogtrainingWestSussex