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So why do we train our dogs?

So why do we train our dogs?

I’ve always advocated doing ‘stuff’ with your dogs. I’ve spent many enjoyable hours teaching all my dogs to do potentially useless things. I’ve loved the journey and the bond that results from spending so much time together. Sometimes it drives me insane that I can’t move around the house without having a carpet of dogs bouncing around going...

Workshops and webinars

Workshops and webinars

I love workshops. I’ll attend any dog training workshop and any topic, regardless if it is ‘my’ area or not. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: you can learn something from everybody, even if it’s just that you don’t agree with them. I’m lucky enough to have been able to attend not one, but two Clicker Expos (one in the UK and one in the...

It’s just like riding a bike

It’s just like riding a bike

I’ve noticed a lot of learner drivers on the road recently. One such vehicle had a lovely bumper sticker that read: The more you hoot, the more I stall. It made me smile, but it also made me think. When I was learning to drive a friend kindly took me out in her just-about-held-together-with-tape VW Beetle. I was living in Cape Town at the time...