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[23 Jul 2015 | 5 Comments]

I hate socialisation. Well, not socialisation, but “socialisation”. You know, puppy “socialisation”; that thing where you take your pup to three “puppy socialisation classes” on consecutive Tuesdays in the village hall when they are twelve weeks old, unless the last one coincides with a specially gripping episode of your favourite soap, when you can officially give it a miss – after all, you’ve paid for the course so it’s your choice to go or not. And that’s it done and dusted – your dog’s been “socialised”.
Now, don’t get me wrong, …

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[22 Apr 2015 | No Comments]

We are delighted to be able to present this ever popular seminar for the Dogs Trust Rehoming Centre at 315 Hamilton Road, Uddingston, Glasgow, G71 7SL on Sunday 16th August 2015 – 10 till 4 pm.
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 …

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[22 Feb 2015 | No Comments]

David is pleased to present a seminar based on his popular book “Dogs that Bite and Fight” organised by Rosie Barclay and the Jersey Force Free Animal Professionals at the Durrell Wildlife Park  Les Augres Manor, La Profonde Rue, JE3 5BP Trinity, Jersey on Sunday 5th July 2015.
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 …

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[22 Feb 2015 | No Comments]

David is pleased to present a seminar based on his popular book “Dogs that Bite and Fight” organised by Laura Wyllie Dog Training at the Sunley Conference Centre, Boughton Green Road, Northampton , NN2 7AL  on Saturday 10th October 2015.
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 are demanding …

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[2 Dec 2014 | No Comments]

Cheshire Dog Training School – Saturday 21st February – The Holistic Nature of Canine Behaviour Problems – Weston Primary School, Runcorn, WA7 4RA,
Contact Ami on 07825 119 188 or Mike on 0777 563 4228, or through their website http://www.cheshiredogschool.com/index.htm
Dog Trainers South West – Saturday 21st March – Predatory Chase – Highampton Village Hall, Okehampton, Devon EX21 5LE.
Contact Viv Last on 01308 485416 (dogsatlast@aol.co.uk) or see Seminars for booking form.
Positive Training for Canines – Saturday 11th April – Dogs that Bite & Fight – Otterbourne Village Hall, Otterbourne, SO21 2ET.
Contact Leah at …

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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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[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 back in the West Midlands for the Solihull Dog Training Club at the Barnt Green Cricket Club, Cherry Hill Rd, Lickey, Worcestershire, B45 8LN on Saturday 7th November 2015, this time with our ever-popular Predatory Chase seminar.
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 …

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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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[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 …