Just because it is better than it was

Just because it is better than it was

Are we coasting or are we improving? Is time so precious that we cannot invest in doing better? Looking at “Leave it” protocols, which are just another way of saying “no”. If we focus our training around what we don’t want the dog will focus on what to avoid. Focus on what we do want.

The Fade-in Protocol

The Fade-in Protocol

Even though today we are surrounded by many available protocols for teaching with positive reinforcement, there is still a persistence that a dog should be set-up to make an error. An error is simply the difference between my expectation and the dog’s response. No more “distractions”, but faded-in environments.

Obnoxious Puppy 1

Obnoxious Puppy 1

The delight of your new puppy is probably going to last a few weeks, maybe four if you are lucky. When 12 weeks old hits, and you will feel a slam, the Delight is going to demonstrate ungrateful, obnoxious traits.

Sit back and learn

Sit back and learn

Sit back and learn Online Courses How we learn is very personal. There is no doubt that if we can learn through more than one sense at the same time and wrap this in pleasure, then there is more retention and understanding. This came to light when I set about learning...
What is a community?

What is a community?

What is a community? 3 min read Being part of a community means many different things depending on who is listening and who is talking. It almost has the same connotations as “isolation”- what is one person’s idea of  heaven is hell for someone else. At the core...
The Wrong Sheep

The Wrong Sheep

Walking along a busy street with traffic can cause the dog to lunge out. Any uncontrolled movement such as joggers, bikes, other dogs doing agility will trigger the reflex to control the movement. The is a need, their purpose in life.

Sheep are tricky, tricky beasts ….

Sheep are tricky, tricky beasts ….

Well I don’t know about your evening’s entertainment at present, but it certainly is not on my TV ….. yawn …. so after some wandering around U-Know-Who I found a really tension filled, exciting sport to watch ….

This is a great introduction to the sport of Sheedog Trials. An invitation event set over three different days culminating in a gripping final.