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Puppies

One puppy at a time

I’ve raised a lot of puppies over the years and have always found this to be a very rewarding and enjoyable experience. For some crazy reason, at a very busy time of my life, I thought it would be a good idea to take on three puppies at once.

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General

Fear in dogs

Quite a few years ago, I was sitting in a sizeable Veterinary clinic with one of my dogs, and a couple came in with a young Cattle dog. I could see them struggling with him from the moment they got him out of the car.

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When we lose our dog

My first experience of this was when I was 12 years old. I had a German Short Haired Pointer (GSP) and her name was Bronlea or Bronnie. I had known her from a couple of weeks of age as a family friend had bred her.

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Why are dogs scared of thunderstorms?

An all too common issue for a lot of dogs, unfortunately. Yet it is mostly preventable and is definitely treatable.

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Dog Training

Why do we train our dogs?

I have met so many people over the years that have told me they do not see the value in training their dog yet in the next breath they will complain about their dogs’ behaviour. As with all dog trainers and enthusiasts, it leaves us shaking our heads and feeling extremely frustrated.

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Dog Training

What are you really teaching your dog?

We all talk a lot about changing or eliminating a dogs behaviour. But what about stopping the dog from learning the behaviour in the first place. Just as I stated in my last blog I had created a behaviour in Odin that was completely contextual to only my son.

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Why does my dog hate going to the vet?

Obviously, dog trainers understand the importance of socializing and training our dogs. We all go out of our way to ensure that both of these things happen. Trainers spend a huge amount of time just observing dog’s behaviour

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Do you feel safe around your dog when he’s eating?

This particular subject always reminds of a Mini Fox Terrier that I helped with many years ago and yes some of them really do stay with you. It was a friend of a friend and their little Foxy was very sweet, affectionate and very social with everyone.

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Dogs and snakes

In 2015 I started a snake avoidance program and I named it ‘Snake Safe’. As that point in time as I am now living and working in the country. Yes Australia is known for having a huge snake population and as well as having the most dangerous snakes in the world.

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