Tag Archives: training

Soft, gentle and consistent

The tone of voice in dog training is key, according to the woman on the radio this morning who sounded like Joanna Lumley’s slightly less posh sister. She said “soft, gentle, positive and consistent” and I thought “Hmmm. I suppose … Continue reading

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Had the great pleasure of meeting a friend’s ten week old working cocker spaniel puppy at the weekend.  Great fun. Pupster was full of joie de vivre, typically wanting to have a very good go at the edge of a … Continue reading

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Bicycle training

It’s weird, isn’t it, how life doesn’t pan out as you’d expect? I mean, it’s traditionally a parent’s responsibility to teach their kids to walk, climb, swim, bike. But just recently it seems that when parents reach a certain age, … Continue reading

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