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Are there really quick fixes in dog training?

 There have been many dog training and behaviour programmes on television over the years; some good and some bad… very bad.   TV companies want drama and quick results, great for the ratings but often bad for the dogs…
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Help! What equipment is best for my dog?

When you’ve finally decided you are ready to welcome a new puppy or dog into your life, you then must face the dilemma of what is the right equipment to use for walking and training.  Pet shops are full of different types, brands and price…
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The D Word...

Following a couple of high profile companies issuing disappointing and outdated articles related to dog behaviour I thought I’d write a blog all about the D word… dominance. How many times have you been told (from probably well-meaning…
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Decisions, decisions, decisions...

Bringing a puppy or rescue dog into your life is a huge decision and one that should be carefully researched before you take the plunge.  Having volunteered at a rescue centre for over 2 years now (www.stokenchurchdogrescue.org.uk) I have seen…
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The National Dog Behaviour Conference 2018

Where do you find a stellar line up of canine professionals in one place sharing ideas to improve dogs lives??  At the National Dog Behaviour Conference that’s where!! It was my first time attending this event which is hosted by Victoria…

I’m trying to tell you something...

Anyone that's been to one of my classes or has had some 121 training with me will know of my love of talking about dog body language!! It's a real passion of mine to help guardians understand how their dog is trying to communicate to them and…

Let’s talk Enrichment..

Before I started my training with the Victoria Stilwell Academy, I (like most dog owners) assumed a daily walk to satisfy the need for physical exercise was enough for my dogs. I was often left baffled as to why, after a long walk, my dogs were…

Dog Walking Etiquette

As the owner of an elderly dog who doesn't like unfamiliar dogs in her space anymore and the challenges that can bring , I thought I'd write a blog on dog walking etiquette. It's hard being the owner of a reactive dog. You feel on constant…
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A Dog is for Life.....

We all know the old saying but it really is true (at any time of year) …if you are welcoming a new dog to your family over the festive period, here are some My Fairy Dogmother hints and tips for setting you and your dog up for success and…