For a while there was a surge in the term 'Force Free'. It was everywhere you looked. Since then there has been quite an assault on the term with many jumping on the bandwagon of, 'there's no such thing as force free'. I witnessed this mainly from aversive type trainers. (Aversive trainers are those who … Continue reading Is there such a thing as Force Free training?
There have been many different life stages identified regarding a dog's development and ageing process. Prenatal 0-63 days: From the moment of conception it takes just 63 days for the mother to give birth to a newborn puppy. Neonatal 0 - 2 weeks: The Pup's eyes and ear canals are closed but he's able to … Continue reading A Dog’s Life (the stages)
Turn the clock back just 40 or 50 years and life for pet dogs looked very different. They often came and went as they pleased, wandering the neighbourhood and meeting up with other local dogs. Thinking back to my own childhood, I don't remember anybody in my street who used to take their dog for … Continue reading WHY DO DOGS NEED ENRICHMENT?
I can think of no better way of getting our dogs using their brain and body in perfect harmony than to employ what dogs love, need and crave; scent. This is a quite simple yet highly enriching game. You need some catnip (you don't actually as there are all sorts of things you could use … Continue reading Find It – A Beautifully Enriching Scent Game to Play with Dogs