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๐Ÿ’ก ๐—˜๐—ณ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—–๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—น - in the context of Australian dog related legislation - is not an incredibly well defined context.
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๐ŸŽ At it's core Effective Control is about the inherent responsiblity of a dog's handler/owner to maintain control to a degree that the dog is unable to adversely affect the community around it.
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โœ… Effective Control is a requirement that exists whether your dog is on or off leash, and regardless of whether your dog is in an on or off leash area.
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๐—•๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐—ฒ๐˜…๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ ๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐—ด ๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ณ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—น๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฒ๐˜…๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—˜๐—ณ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—–๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—น ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐—ฟ ๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐—ด:
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๐Ÿ‘‰ Allowing their dog to rush towards or worry an on leash dog and/or handler that is in an off leash area
๐Ÿ‘‰ Allowing their on leash dog to rush towards or worry a person and/or dog walking past with their on leash dog
๐Ÿ‘‰ Allowing their dog to run up to a person and their dog whilst they are training in an off leash area
๐Ÿ‘‰ Allowing their dog to interrupt a family enjoying a picnic together at a beach
๐Ÿ‘‰ Not ensuring that their dog is within their line of sight at all times
๐Ÿ‘‰ Not being able to recall their dog ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ in an off leash area
๐Ÿ‘‰ Failing to continually observe their dog whilst it is in an off leash area eg: staring at their phone
๐Ÿ‘‰ Allowing their dog to compete with another dog involved in a game of fetch without the other owners permission
๐Ÿ‘‰ Allowing their dog/s to stalk/circle somebody else's dog/s in an off leash area
๐Ÿ‘‰ Allowing their dog to turn a blind corner on an extendable leash
๐Ÿ‘‰ Allowing their dog to rush at or worry a passerby on a skateboard or bike
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๐Ÿ”Ž It is often the case that Councils and Municipalities do not provide any level of formalised training for their staff in relation to this legal concept, including a number of relevant legal precedents. It is also often the case that such organisations are reluctant to prosecute cases relating to a failure to maintain Effective Control.
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BOTTOM LINE: You are responsible for your dog's behaviour, so develop and train your dog accordingly.
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*๐˜ˆ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ธ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ต.
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๐ŸŽ‰ ๐—›๐—•๐—— ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—น๐˜† ๐Ÿงš ๐—™๐——๐— 
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โ˜˜๏ธ When your life is graced by a close friendship with a human like Kim is, it honestly makes you look at what the hell you did to be so lucky.
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โค๏ธ When that person decides that you're their family and then treats you like the annoying younger brother, that's a gift that you cherish forever.
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๐ŸŒœ Kimbo - I love you to the moon and back sis, and I'd be lost without you in my life.
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๐Ÿ”Ž Here's to us both living long enough that we can sit on a porch somewhere and judge the young people walking past.
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๐Ÿ™ ๐—ฌ๐—ผ๐˜‚'๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ ๐—ณ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ฟ ๐—ฏ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—บ๐—ฒ, ๐˜€๐—ผ ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—ท๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ฐ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ณ๐—ฒ ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ด๐—ต ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—œ ๐—พ๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ณ๐˜† ๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ฑ ๐˜€๐—ผ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐˜„๐—ฒ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ป.
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#dogtrainer #dogtraining #dogslife #dogsofinsta #dogsofinstagram #dogsofmelbourne #realworlddogtraining #hopeisnotaplanofaction
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โš ๏ธ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ% ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ% ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต๐˜.
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๐Ÿ• Take myself as an example - the dogs that I am most interested in owning and developing are specifically bred for their robust temperaments and their genetic predispositions towards certain behavioural traits and innate motivations.
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โœ… From there I take ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ% responsibility for developing that dog towards the potential that it's genetics are capable of achieving - because based on my experience and research I clearly understand that in the context of behaviour genetic potential is in no way guaranteed to express itself.
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โšก ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ข ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜บ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ - ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ด.
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๐Ÿงฌ ๐—˜๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฒ๐—ณ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฒ๐˜…๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ด๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜€๐—บ'๐˜€ ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐˜€.
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๐ŸŒ The environment is not just the external world the dog lives in though - it also applies to the dog's internal environment.
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๐Ÿ’ก The internal environment changes in response to the external environment, and this begins even before conception of the organism occurs.
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๐Ÿง  The life the parents have lived has an effect on the genetics that they transfer to their progeny, and the expression of that genetic soup will continue to be affected in utero, in response to the internal environment of the mother...which will be affected by the way that the dam experiences and responds to the world around it.
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๐ŸŽ“ ๐˜ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ'๐˜ต ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜บ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ข ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ.
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๐Ÿ’ฅ ๐—๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜ ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ% ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ฏ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ผ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ด:
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โœ… Pick the breeder of your dog carefully - ensure the stock is appropriately tested, and that your breeder has an appropriately detailed understanding of their responsibility in delivering you a sound pup.
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๐Ÿ‹๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ Once you're committed to that pup, you do the work - don't leave that dog's development to chance, don't rely on the dogs genetics to create the dog that you hope to own, and assume that any sticking points you encounter are your responsibility to work through.
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โ›” ๐—˜๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด.
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๐Ÿ’ก ๐—œ๐—ฌ๐—ž๐—ฌ๐—ž
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#dogtrainer #dogtraining #dogslife #dogsofinsta #dogsofinstagram #dogsofmelbourne #realworlddogtraining #hopeisnotaplanofaction
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๐Ÿ’ก๐—ฅ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฎ ๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ/๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฝ๐˜‚๐—ฝ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐—ฎ ๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฏ๐˜ ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—บ๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜… ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—บ๐—ถ๐˜๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€ ๐—ฎ ๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐—ด ๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ.
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๐Ÿ‘Whilst it takes a village to achieve this aim, ultimately the degree of oversight, coordination and responsibility involved is an amazing tool to develop your own skill sets and levels of understanding.
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โš ๏ธIโ€™ve got a new pup inbound soon, and Iโ€™m looking forward to all of the above.
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๐Ÿง  It keeps my head in the game, forces me to continue to learn and improve, and never fails to teach me lessons in many ways - about dogs, about that individual dog, about training, about behaviourโ€ฆand about myself.
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๐Ÿ”ŽIn fact, for all the times Iโ€™ve recommended it to junior or aspiring dog trainers very, very few have taken on that challenge - and fewer still have publicly shared their journey.
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๐—™๐—”๐—–๐—ง: This said, itโ€™s not for every dog trainer or enthusiast, and this can be for any number of reasons - some real, but many imagined.
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๐Ÿ˜ƒ Scaling that challenge back slightly, a more accessible vehicle for development is for trainers to take on developing their own dog towards a similar outcome that would force them to extend both their craft and their dog beyond that which theyโ€™re currently capable of.
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โ™ฅ๏ธ Itโ€™s so darn pleasing to have seen some folks I work with really embrace this and improve immeasurably in a personal and professional sense as a result.
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๐Ÿ’ช Meeting performance benchmarks external to your own criteria is always likely to be a confronting idea, but often times the path which scares us most is the path most worth taking.
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๐Ÿ’ญ As you grow in your craft, keep this idea in mind.
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๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ Oh, and remember that if youโ€™re waiting for the perfect time to take on this challengeโ€ฆ๐˜ช๐˜ตโ€™๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฃ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฑ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ.
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#dogtrainer #dogtraining #dogslife #dogsofinsta #dogsofinstagram #dogsofmelbourne #realworlddogtraining #hopeisnotaplanofaction #workingdog #malinois #herder
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