Puppy prep

As the day I pick Zebedee up draws closer I’ve been getting prepared for the addition of a new puppy in to the house. It started off with buying some second hand puppy harnesses when I saw them come up … Continue reading

Crufts

That magical time of year when every dog lover, owner and professional flocks to the NEC in Birmingham to celebrate all things dogs! I love it. I didn’t make it last year so I was extra excited this time, and … Continue reading

Bad Dog Agility Podcasts

You may already know that I quite enjoy podcasts and whenever I find something new and good I can’t wait to share it with you. The latest podcast I wanted to shout out about is Bad Dog Agility. The podcasts are hosted by Eseban … Continue reading

Positively Podcast

Yesterday I had a 2 hour drive to East Yorkshire and took the opportunity to catch up on Victoria Stilwell’s podcast. As I’ve mentioned before I’ve recently started enjoying listening to audiobooks and podcasts and I’d highly recommend Victoria’s Positively … Continue reading

8 things to work on during an off-lead walk

An off lead walk is the perfect opportunity to do some vital training with your dog. Yes sure, let them mooch and sniff around, but also use this opportunity that you’ve got together in a big open space to work … Continue reading

Flat out

Wow it’s been a busy day! I’ve vlogged today so I don’t want to talk about it too much, but I’ve walked 10.5 miles in total and I didn’t go for a hike anywhere. I spent this morning judging Beginners, … Continue reading

Puppy passes & high fives

It’s day 3 of December and I have just been giving out certificates and rosettes to all in my puppy class! Tonight was Week 8 and the final week of puppy course for my class. All of the puppies have … Continue reading

Give paw and agility training

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This morning I opened the first window of my chocolate advent calendar and then opened door number 1 of Guinness’ Wainwrights calendar. I was surprised to see not just one treat but a little handful of small salmon treats. Perfect … Continue reading

Embarrassing ourselves at Freestyle Heelwork to Music

On Friday evening Guinness and I wandered into the Dig It obedience hall to have a go at some doggy dancing! Kim Lyddon has visited Dig It a number of times to provide instructor training as part of her Dog Business Academy. … Continue reading

Socialisation… one of the most misconceived words in the dog training world

For a few months now I’ve been working on producing a fact sheet for Dig It Dog Training Club, with some help from fellow instructors, all about socialisation. I think it’s one of the most misunderstood words in dog training, … Continue reading

4 great games to play with your puppy

Puppies can be hard work at times and we can get so wrapped up in training obedience and teaching rules to our puppy that we forget to have fun and build a relationship with them. With a good relationship comes … Continue reading