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The genetic “OFF SWITCH”.

For the most part you hear about folks talking about a genetic ‘off switch’ in working dogs. Again for the most part, what you’ll most often hear about that ‘off switch’ is BS. With the exception of VERY FEW dogs, the ‘off switch’ is about smart training and conditioning. Yes, genetics play a role…BUT…for the most part most folks fail …

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Now we’re even easier to find – even from Mars!

Here’s a quick snap of some of our new signage, installed this morning.

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Puppies and their favourite toys – sometimes they are loved to death!

How many of you have found yourself stitching up your dogs fave toys to extend the joy they can bring your dog? This photo shows a dear friend of mine stitching up ‘Panda’, her dog’s #1 fluffy toy. If things continue like this I think we’re gonna have to change Panda’s name to Frankenstein

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Do the work or don’t do the work.

  You don’t need anyone to tell you whether you hit the mark with your dogs training – you know inside, deep down. You know when you see your dog fearful of new things, sounds, surfaces. You know when he goes crazy at another dog on your walk…after dragging you down the street for the last 500m. You know when …

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Believe in your dog.

  As a dog owner, you have an expectation of the way your dog will behave – the things he will do, and the things he won’t do. When it comes to the things you don’t want your dog to do – the best way to achieve this is by focussing from day dot on training the behaviour you would …

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Training a dog

  One month is a long time in dog training. When you haven’t started, a month seems like a long time. Pretty soon you’re a week into things, and you don’t feel powerless any more. You’re not plagued by that nagging feeling that you’re short changing your dog, and failing to step up to the plate as a dog owner. …

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Snap

  So Snap is now home with me (well, at the office for now). I missed this little rat. She was happy to see me, but I think she wanted to stay! Big thanks to Aunty Kim❤️

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Aim Small, Miss Small

  One thing is for sure in dog training – and in behaviour modification…nobody ever gets every rep, every interaction, all timing correct. The way you train tends to have a lot to do with the impact this will have. If you’re busy building the behaviour you’d prefer to see from your dog, then you’re probably using a lot of …

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Kana’s ordeal

Here’s the story: Over the past 2 days I have noticed she was a little flatter than normal, and over the preceding 5 days she wasn’t her normal zippy self. Her water consumption has also been up over the last 3 days or so. I had also been monitoring her movement for the past 5 days or so – she …

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Different training approaches.

What’s the difference between working 1-1 with a dog training coach, and participating in a dog training class? It’s pretty obvious that there are many differences, with the most obvious being that there are going to be a lot less dogs present! Though we can only speak for ourselves here, and a handful of colleagues, perhaps the biggest difference is …

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