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Vlog: Dog Body Language, Fear and Aggression

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What is it that your dog’s behaviour is trying to tell you? What is appropriate communication by your dog, and by you? In dogs, just like in humans, there are two types of responses: emotional and thoughtful. So what’s the difference and how do you deal with them? I’ve put together a video from a […]

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How to Travel with Pets (Featured on Trivago Podcast)

Have you got a holiday coming up and you’d like to take your four legged friend with you but you’re a bit nervous? I was recently interviewed by Joe and Emma from Trivago (one of the world’s largest travel companies) and we had a chat about how to make travel “pet-friendly” and stress-free for both […]

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Quick QUIZ: New Agility Training Assessment Tool!

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Is Your Agility Training Focused on What Your Dog Really Needs? I have put together this cool assessment tool that is helping agility folk decide where they should be focusing their training. So far the results have been scarily accurate. This super quick 10 question quiz will laser your training focus to what will bring out […]

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Be Your Best in Agility: Tip #9 Take time out

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Agility Trial Success Tip #9: Step out of the trial environment for a mental break throughout the day. Research shows how mental breaks in athletics increases and replenishes attention span, encourages focus and stronger solid outcomes. We all love to watch and support our friends but be sure to give yourself time away from the […]

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Be Your Best in Agility: Tip #8 Have a pre-run routine

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Agility Trial Success Tip #8: Having a pre-run routine that you and your dog do before every run that contributes to the confidence the two of you have when you step to the line. Confidence and purpose achieve goals. “Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you […]

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Be Your Best in Agility: Tip #7 Warm Up and Cool Down

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Agility Trial Success Tip #7: Proper warm ups for dog and handler are often what makes the difference between success and faults in any agility run. However often this part of agility gets ignored.  Knowing that an athlete will stay warmed up for about 30 minutes (depending up the temperature), I split warms ups between […]

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