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Brilliant games to play with your dog and cat

Just like humans animals need to be mentally challenged and experience new things or we become bored, less inquisitive and sometimes less intelligent. Like us, if pets are bored they will find their own entertainment. If we’re bored we may overeat or wind people up to...

Dog training and behaviour. What is positive reinforcement?

There’s some terminology in the animal training world that I think can be easy to get confused about so I wanted to list some information about positive and negative reinforcement and punishment. With positive I think of a plus sign so it’s always adding...

So what is trigger stacking and why does it matter for my dog?

I first heard about the concept of trigger stacking when I went on Grisha Stewart’s Behaviour Adjustment Training Course with my colleague, and it totally made sense to me – in life with dogs and my own life! I’ll start with some definitions: So a trigger is defined...

What dog body language to look for when dog training

Communication is a two way street. You have to try and anticipate what a dog may do in a given situation. If they are tense, hackles raised and tail upright and moving quickly then trouble may be afoot so do a quick u-turn with an upbeat “let’s go!” Make sure you use...

Dog walkers language: “This way please.. thank you”

I talk to pets. I say please and thank you to them. You may think I’m a bit crazy, but there’s method in my so called madness so please do read on. I remember when I first set up my business and a lady who I admire very much for all her qualifications and...

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