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Month: January 2016

Nosework – Train Your Dog to Track

Nosework – Train Your Dog to Track

Smell is a dog’s most powerful sense, in fact, the average dog’s sense of smell is one thousand times more sensitive than a human’s. Dogs love to sniff and discover new things with their noses. For years, humans have used the dog’s fantastic sense of smell in order to help us in a variety of ways. Dogs are used to track down missing people, find drugs and bombs, some dogs are even being trained to sniff out cancer! Tracking training is not just…

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Working With Dogs – A Muddy Morning

Working With Dogs – A Muddy Morning

“I really hope this is just mud…” I think to myself with growing horror as I am laying face down in the thick, squelchy muck. Carly, the rather enthusiastic shar pei cross I am walking, is still pulling impatiently on the lead to get on with the walk, dragging me further through the cold, wet sludge. Eventually I bring myself to my feet and assess the damage – I am covered in the stuff. I tentatively sniff my hands and…

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Training Impulse Control in Dogs

Training Impulse Control in Dogs

All animals are impulsive by nature, they see something they want and they act to obtain it immediately. Children learn to control their impulses as they learn what is, and is not, appropriate from their parents and society in general. Dogs are no different. If they are not shown and taught what is appropriate and to control their impulses then this can lead to rude dogs getting themselves into trouble. Many people find themselves struggling when their puppy reaches adolescence,…

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