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[26 Jan 2017 | No Comments]

The K9 Academy, North Shields Saturday 1st April 2017
The K9 Academy are pleased to announce renowned behaviourist David Ryan in a full day seminar based on his book ‘Dogs that Bite and Fight’ at Unit 10, Victoria Street, North Shields, NE29 6TS from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday 1st April 2017
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 …

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[30 Apr 2016 | 8 Comments]

There’s a bit of a furore on t’internet. Apparently “Science says” dogs don’t like to be hugged, and the face-twitter-sphere is awash with the repercussions.
I like “science”. I like the way it informs and changes over time.
So where did this “science” come from? It was widely reported in the Telegraph and the New York Times, so it must be true – but where did their “science reporters” get it from?
They lifted it from the University of Columbia’s respected Dr Stanley Coren’s Psychology Today article entitled, “The Data Says ‘Don’t Hug The …

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[25 Jan 2016 | 12 Comments]

She will not be grateful for you adopting her. Why should she? You are just one more thing that has happened to her over which she had no control, some of which have been worse than others. She may come to love you and her new home in time but don’t expect gratitude for “rescuing” her, because she doesn’t understand what you did.
Adopting an adult is not easier than adopting a new puppy. Okay, she may be house-trained (but not necessarily in your house) and not need to toilet through …

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[8 Jan 2016 | No Comments]

David is pleased to present a full day seminar based on his popular book “Dogs that Bite and Fight” organised by Astrid Lowe of Enjoy Your Dog events on Friday 19th May 2017 at Dianthus Building, Wishbone Way, Goldsworth Park, Woking, Surrey, GU21 3RT
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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[15 Oct 2015 | No Comments]

Teaching your dog to make eye contact on request is extremely useful because it is an easy behaviour that you can reward with any of your reward options (food, interaction or activities – see Guide & Control for an explanation). It can be variously described as teaching a “look” or “watch me”, or simply paying attention to you. Use it as a preamble to any other request or as an alternative behaviour to anything you would rather your dog didn’t do. I use it extensively in Dogs That Bite & Fight, …

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[29 Sep 2015 | 2 Comments]

Those of you who have been to one of my seminars will have seen video of our last dog Fox stooging for me (that’s her on the front of the Bite & Fight book). She was a fantastic communicator and helped many dogs. When she died we knew we couldn’t replace her, and we won’t – ever. And many of you will have heard me say that we have no intention of adopting another dog.
Well.
Meet Ted.
I help the Dumfries and Galloway Canine Rescue with some of the dogs that come …

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[11 Sep 2015 | No Comments]

David is pleased to present this full day seminar based on his popular book “Dogs that Bite and Fight” organised by Dog and Bone at Dogs Trust, Manchester Parkway, Denton, Manchester, M34 3SG on Wednesday 22nd February 2017.
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 protection, behaviourists’ case-loads …

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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 | One Comment]

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 Tony Cruse and Sally Feldt on Saturday 10th September 2016 at the prestigious Writtle College, Lordship Rd, Writtle, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 3RS.
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 …