Should I attend dog training sessions? There seems to be confusion out there in the doggie world! The short answer is YES!
The expression the hair of the dog, for an alcoholic drink taken to cure a hangover, is a shortening of ‘a hair of the dog that bit you’.
As a child I was animal mad!! Always trying to rescue something, or fix a poorly animal, in some shape or form.
It’s sad when Veterinary Practices and Behaviourist cannot work together, each having a different view on what’s driving a certain kind of unwanted behaviour from a dog.
In my weekly training classes I always try and get a rough idea of my clients life style, where they might walk their dog and how they might expect their dog to behave.
I’m astounded that a lot of clients I work with, still haven’t heard of these secure fields that seem to be now popping up all over the county.
With a demand in wanting to own a dog, more and more people are approaching rescue centres from other countries.
It seemed to be of great surprise and amusement to the presenters of a Sunday morning news program this morning, that you would part with £250-£300 to have a certificate in dog walking.
We are being told that up to 5 dogs a day are stolen from homes/ gardens or outside of shops and school gates, in the UK a day.
As a dog owner, it can be a very confusing when you have a behavioural problem with your dog.
This has probably got to be one of the funniest statements I’ve heard in 30 years while working/training with dogs.
Five important “Did you know…?” Facts.
Police in England and Wales over the past 3 years have had to seize
almost 5,000 dogs, suspected of being banned breeds.
There’s no getting away from the fact that some dogs just have to wear a muzzle.
I recently had the great pleasure of volunteering myself and Bruce (the yellow Lab.) to Dartmoor K9 search dogs.