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Breed specific dog training and why you don’t need it


A common misunderstanding among dog owners is that their breed of dog has specific training needs. This belief is perpetuated by trainers, vets, books on the breed and breed forums, so it’s no wonder that so many people believe that their specific breed has specialist needs.

breed specific training

First off, let’s look at why the myth exists

Here’s an example or two:

You’ve got a husky.  You know that (more…)

Naughty Cocker Spaniels

In the last week I’ve dealt with quite a few naughty Cocker Spaniels.  Well, ‘naughty’ is quite a strong word, really they were ‘wired’ Cocker Spaniels.  By wired I mean that they were full of energy, finding it very difficult to settle.  And if they did settle – then leaping back to life again at a moment’s notice should there be a tiny movement or noise.

I wanted to blog about this, because it (more…)

Rottweiler Character Traits

If you have a rottweiler, or are considering getting a rottweiler for the first time then you may be interested to know what the the typical rottweiler character traits are, as there is a certain amount of media hysteria that surrounds this particular breed.   I will tell you my findings as a dog behaviourist shortly.  But the commonly expected traits are that a rotty will be: Stubborn, protective, (more…)

‘Remembered Pain’ a Jan Fennell article

As a Highly Recommended Associate Dog Listener, I am in a priviledged position to be able to share some of Jan Fennell’s nuggets of wisdom on dog behaviour beyond what we have time to go through in a consultation, so I wanted to share one of her weekly topics, Remembered Pain. The below a Jan Fennell Article:

Have you ever felt some butterflies in your stomach, accompanied by the over-whelming urge (more…)