When we train a dog it grows

When we train a dog it grows

6 min read Selfish training ? I am as guilty as any trainer to use my skills to teach the dogs what I want them to learn. This is often orientated to my needs, what makes my life easier. Most clients reach out to a trainer for assistance in removing annoying...
Heartbeat of Geek-land

Heartbeat of Geek-land

3 min read “Experts”. “Specialists”. Are we? It really doesn’t describe us, but “Geeks”, yeah, that’s more of a comfy fleece. “People who have a passion”. “People who talk about it even when they are not doing it, have a hunger to learn more and more …” Yep, I’m...
The life of my Time

The life of my Time

3 min read Time is my ninth generation of collies. He lives for being a collie and all that collies have done for generations – work in partnership and assist in what their Person likes to do. This ranges from collecting sheep off the mountain to toddling round the...
Treats for life?

Treats for life?

2 min read Yep, you will be giving treats for the rest of your dog’s life. The question is often raised by someone new to using food reinforcement when living with dogs or training them for lifeskills or any other program. This is the same as a child who may ask – “do...
One day you will love him again

One day you will love him again

4 min read Anyone who has survived canine puberty can empathise with the confusion that accompanies this period. The puppy that you adored, could do no wrong, is now a living horror story. Everything they do is heading towards wrong. Their innocence has faded, they...
Construction or suppression

Construction or suppression

7 min read Providing information is constructive. Withholding information is destructive. Both these statement can be right or wrong, depending on the intention of the information. Without any awareness, my mother contributed to increasing the global dog training...