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[14 Nov 2019 | No Comments]

Today I saw a Facebook post that took issue with trainers and behaviourists who recommend that people should not own certain breeds of dogs because they come with difficult behavioural traits. There were many comments on it, both challenging and in support.
It reminded me of a conversation I had with a mountain man and a rock guitarist some years ago, (I’m not sure where the kiwi was, probably lost astride a big KTM somewhere). We were pondering the pronouncement of a wise man from Lincoln that, ‘The variability within a …

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[24 Oct 2017 | No Comments]

David began what he laughingly calls his career in police dog handling in 1981. Things were different then. One day he may write a book about it, but this isn’t it.
This is Major’s book
It is definitely not based on real events or real people. Or real dogs. It is fiction. Definitely. But some of this stuff you just couldn’t make up, could you?
Major is a German Shepherd Dog. Like most police dogs he is arrogant and more than a little self-centred, with a strong sense of natural justice and a …