Monthly Archives: November 2010

All Done?

Dogs know how to count. If you give your dog one piece of food for each behaviour, over a short time they will learn that they are only ever going to get one piece. The problem with this is that … Continue reading

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Breed Choice

A few months after my old dog, Lloyd, passed away in January 2010, I started the search for a breed of dog I thought would fit in with my life. I knew that my new dog would have to have lots … Continue reading

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Leroy the Pig and Clicker Training

A number of months ago I was approached to train a pet piglet, named Leroy. I saw this as an amazing opportunity to ‘test’ the method of training I use on dogs, on another species. I had heard that pigs … Continue reading

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Rewards and Recall

Money, hard-earned, Oxford scholars, what ever you call it, for many of us it means the same thing- reward. Reward for doing a job, with which we can do lots of other things that we value. For some, it’s not money, … Continue reading

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Stay

I often reflect on my work and am always questioning how and why I teach certain exercises. In doing so, sometimes my recommendations change. An example of this is why teach stay? I began by considering the ‘stay’ to be purely an obedience … Continue reading

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