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[20 Oct 2014 | No Comments]

David is pleased to present a seminar based on his popular book “Dogs that Bite and Fight” organised by the Dogs Trust for trainers and behaviourists at Action Petz, Tremorfa, Cardiff CF24 2QS on Saturday 6th December 2014.
The problem of dogs biting people and fighting other dogs is getting worse. Every year the NHS dog bite figures increase, court cases for dangerous dogs are at an all-time high, the government is still failing to tackle the issue of “status dogs”, postal and other delivery workers and assistance dog users …

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[12 Aug 2014 | No Comments]

The concept of resource control has been around for years, but over those years it seems to have been corrupted. In some cases it became an attempt to control dogs through denying them access to the things they want and need; about “pack leadership” and “status” – which it never should have been.
The idea became so tainted that not long ago questions were asked on the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors’ forum as to why we professional behaviourists were using it (the answer is that we use it because we …

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[24 Jul 2014 | 3 Comments]

On our return to Aberdeen, we are at the Beach Ballroom on Beach Promenade, AB24 5NR, on 31st August 2014, with our ever-popular Holistic presentation.
Behaviour and training problems are often directly linked to the expression of normal behaviour patterns of the domestic dog, but what is “normal” domestic dog behaviour? This one day seminar explores the true nature of dogs, how their inherited patterns of behaviour contribute directly to their ability to cope with modern life, why training and behaviour problems develop and the principles that can be applied to …

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[13 May 2014 | 6 Comments]

On the day when the law changes to criminalise the owners of dogs deemed to be dangerously out of control on private, as well as public, property it is interesting to note that the 2013 NHS figures for hospital admissions as a result of dog bite (or strike) show another an annual increase of 6%  http://www.hscic.gov.uk/4722
We’ll be looking at these in more detail in our seminar for Suzanne at Learning About Animals in Bookham on Saturday (details for booking at http://www.dog-secrets.co.uk/dogs-that-bite-and-fight-bookham/) and at our other Bite and Fight seminars later …

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[8 Apr 2014 | One Comment]

We are in the West Midlands for this latest presentation on the subject of David’s  book, to be held for the Solihull Dog Training Club at the Barnt Green Cricket Club, Cherry Hill Rd, Lickey, Worcestershire, B45 8LN on Saturday 8th November 2014.
The problem of dogs biting people and fighting other dogs is getting worse. Every year the NHS dog bite figures increase, court cases for dangerous dogs are at an all-time high, the government is still failing to tackle the issue of “status dogs”, postal and other delivery workers and …

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[10 Mar 2014 | No Comments]

David is delighted to be able to present this ever-popular full day seminar based on his book, “Stop!” for Lucy King’s Paws for Success on Saturday 20th September 2014 in Fleet, Hampshire.
Throwing a ball for a game of chase is an enjoyable and rewarding experience for many owners and their dogs. For other owners canine chase behaviour turns into a nightmare when their dog chases cyclists, cars or sheep. When their dogs choose what to chase it can compromise owners financially, cause the target severe injury or even death, and threaten …

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[7 Mar 2014 | No Comments]

David is delighted to be able to present two consecutive days for Bev Smith’s In Line Dog Training at The Scout Hut, Haywood School Playing Field, Edwards Lane, Bestwood Park, Nottingham, NG5 5SL on Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st May 2015.
Saturday 30th May 2015 – Predatory Chase.
Throwing a ball for a game of chase is an enjoyable and rewarding experience for many owners and their dogs. For other owners canine chase behaviour turns into a nightmare when their dog chases cyclists, cars or sheep. When their dogs choose what to chase …

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[20 Feb 2014 | No Comments]

Two-day seminar and practical on 4th and 5th October 2014 Dog’s Angels A.S.D. Mira: via Botte, 9, Venice

Professionally, dogs are used to detect many substances, but what better profession can any dog have than to have fun with their owner? That is already the “profession” of every pet dog and most of them work a lot harder at it than we do!
We all know that dogs’ noses are so much better than ours, and David’s presentation shows how we can develop understanding and skills used by professionals to have more …

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[20 Feb 2014 | 53 Comments]

It is with horrible irony that whilst the press were reporting another fatal dog attack on a baby, I was in Court all day, explaining why a five year old collie that had never before shown any aggression to anyone, had bitten the face of a two-year-old girl.
I only have press reports to go on, so details are sketchy, but the latest sad death appears to be of a baby from attack by a Malamute that had recently been acquired from unknown provenance. Once again I find myself offering heartfelt …

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[11 Feb 2014 | 2 Comments]

 
Once again we hear of a tragedy in which a human being has lost their life through the actions of a dog. I have the greatest heartfelt sympathy for anyone whose lives are affected by such a traumatic event.  I can only imagine the heartache and sorrow, not to mention the guilt, that one must feel at the loss of a loved one, especially a child.
One should never judge, or even offer an opinion, on individual circumstances without being fully aware the all of the events that led up to …