So you may be wondering what I am talking about, so let me explain… In this 3 part blog series I’m going to go through why these 3 things are so important in our dog training! When we discover the sport of dog agility we can often get swept away with the shiny kit andContinue reading “Why, When and What! 🤯🤔🧐 (part 1)”
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Reward Reward Reward!! (part 2)
So in my earlier blog I talked through several things regarding rewards and some of the common mistakes people make when training. If you missed it then you can read it here. In this blog I want to go through two other very important subjects when it comes to rewarding our dogs : 🧩Criteria 🧩Rate ofContinue reading “Reward Reward Reward!! (part 2)”
Rewards Part 1
How to reward your dog correctly is THE most important part of dog training and it is one of the first things I mention on my FUNdamental Foundations Courses. In my two part blog I will be going through a few important things to remember when rewarding your dog. Just imagine this… Its a blisteringContinue reading “Rewards Part 1”
Copying – A hindrance or a help? 🤔
Copying is unfortunately something I’ve become used to all of my life. Even back to my school days I can recall many a situation where I was being copied one way or another. When I set up this business many years back a local person copied every single thing on my website! So you couldContinue reading “Copying – A hindrance or a help? 🤔”
🥳Fourth in the Final for Flash!🥳🍾🧩
On Sunday we had a trip to Agility Vision as Flash had qualified for the Grand National Finals sponsored by Adams Agility. We weren’t expecting much as both dogs have been having a semi break from competing so we are a bit out of practice at shows as we haven’t been doing many this summerContinue reading “🥳Fourth in the Final for Flash!🥳🍾🧩”
Why Problematic Agility Behaviour? 🤔❓️
Those that follow my social media will already know that I have laser targeted the business to focus on problematic agility behaviour. You may be wondering why I’ve done this, so I thought I’d explain. If you have read my book (if not click here you are missing a treat 😜) you will know whyContinue reading “Why Problematic Agility Behaviour? 🤔❓️”
Why is Confidence so Important?
Today we had a major breakthrough in Quest’s training. All the weeks of patience, understanding and structured training has started to pay off 💙🧩🧩. Earlier this year Quest went for a routine vet trip. It was the first time he had ever been in the vets with me. Previously due to all the lockdowns heContinue reading “Why is Confidence so Important?”
Fair doesn’t always mean equal!
Yesterday I attended the Kennel Club International Agility Festival which is being held at Rutland Showground. It is a very busy show with thousands of dogs at the venue. You may be surprised to read that I only took two out of my three dogs! Yes I left one at home!! 😳 (obviously in theContinue reading “Fair doesn’t always mean equal!”
Merry Christmas 🎄
Well hasn’t 2020 been quite the year and not the one any of us were expecting to have! 2020 has changed the business and reflecting on the last year it has actually changed it for the better, even though it may not have seemed that way at the time! We have found our new soleContinue reading “Merry Christmas 🎄”
Why are rewards so important in dog training and how do we make sure our dogs are motivated to work with us?
Rewards and the importance of getting them right is something that some owners can find tricky. Rewards are usually seen as treats or praise but there is so much more out there that can be rewarding for your dog. What we need to do as owners is find out what exactly motivates our dogs andContinue reading “Why are rewards so important in dog training and how do we make sure our dogs are motivated to work with us?”