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[24 Jul 2014 | No 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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[15 Jul 2014 | 3 Comments]

I often come across owners who find it difficult to relate to their dogs in ways that allow them to control their pets’ behaviour. I also meet many rescue dogs, and dogs that have been deemed “dangerous”, that have simply never been given the guidance they need to properly fit into human family life. They both need a structure to develop their relationships, and that’s what Guide and Control is – written so that owners can understand and implement it themselves.
Guide & Control is guiding the behaviour of dogs through …

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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 | No Comments]

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 this ever-popular full day seminar based on his book, “Stop!” for Laura Wyllie’s Dog Training at the Sunley Conference Centre, Boughton Green Road, Northampton on Saturday 18th October 2014.
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, …

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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 …

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[8 Oct 2012 | Comments Off]

In a two-day double-header David is pleased to present his ever-popular Predatory Chase seminar on Saturday 5th and his new Dogs that Bite and Fight seminar on Sunday 6th April 2014 for Wheelgates Canine Behaviour and Training, at Buxted Park Cricket Club, East Sussex, TN22 4AY.
Predatory Chase 5th April  2014
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 …