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Dog Trainer Leckhampton

Recall Is About Giving Up!

Most people think that ‘recall’ is about training your fur-ball to run to you; its NOT.  Your dog already knows how to do that…

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Dog Training Leckhampton

The Problem With "NO!"

Humans are verbal beings; we use words to communicate our thoughts.  And we use the word “NO!” to indicate we want a behaviour to stop…

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Dog training Cheltenham

Can Your Dog Tell The Time?

How is it that dogs just seem to ‘know’ when their human is returning?  Is it a sixth sense? In her brilliant book “Being A…

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My Dog Wont Listen!

Have you ever watched a dog owner in the park saying to her dog (with increasing angst): “Fido Sit;  Sit Fido; SIT … SIT ……

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The Secret To Training Your Dog?

Let me start by asking you a question… Have you ever moved house and found yourself opening the (new) kitchen cupboard only to remember the…

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Adolescent Dog?

Welcome To The Age Of Objection! As adolescence hits and hormones take hold, your adorable pup begins to morph into the hound from hell!  Recall…

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Stop Jumping Up!

If your dog is an ‘eager greeter’ and jumps all over people, here’s a nifty training game to keep Fido’s paws firmly on…

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"Bowl & Recall"

Bowl & Recall is the perfect way to train your dog to come racing back when you call! It taps into your dog’s natural chase…

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dogs can bite

All Dogs Can Bite ...

But they’d prefer not to!   Here are 10 tips to help prevent you or your children being bitten by a dog. Read the signs…

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Tick treatment for dogs

Keep Ticks At Bay The NATURAL way!

If you’re concerned about the chemicals in conventional ticks, flea and worming treatments then here are 2 NATURAL remedies that work! Billy No Mates…

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