My 2019 Goals

Zebby Continue to increase his confidence in classes Zebby has been getting better and better in our obedience classes, but he still struggles at times, so it is something I want to keep working at. I’d love for him to … Continue reading

How to get a fast agility dog

I was stood at an agility show a few months ago watching a friend do an amazing jumping round with their young dog. The ladies mum then also did an equally fantastic round, making a small mistake, but the dog … Continue reading

Hunt Chase

Hunt chase may be a term you have heard wafted around, but what does it actually mean and what does it look like? Hunt chase is where a dog performs the act of “hunting” and “chasing” wildlife, most commonly birds, … Continue reading

My dog likes sniffing people’s crotches

I wanted to write this blog post today to share with everyone that no one is perfect. We all make mistakes. We all have embarrassing moments. We all have cock ups. Okay so that sounds pretty deep right? And could … Continue reading

5 things you should know before getting a puppy

The teething stage is a nightmare Puppies explore with their mouths and need to chew as their teeth grow. Unfortunately this means that your fingers, hands, arms, jumpers, trousers, chair legs, skirting board, sofa, etc take the brunt of it. … Continue reading

Entertain your dogs nose – Introduction to scentwork

I’ve come home from a workshop today absolutely buzzing. It’s been a while since I’ve chosen and paid to attend a workshop with my dogs, partly due to the lack of money and time since moving house last December, but … Continue reading

Don’t just manage, make changes

When we want to change a dogs behaviour there’s often a lot of different tools and options we can use to try and do this. One of the most common dilemmas we can find ourselves in is the choice between … Continue reading

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