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Amichien Bonding Course Dates 2020

Posted on 20/08/2019
Filed under: Courses

I am delighted to be able to now announce the schedule of course dates for 2020. You can check out our Courses page  for full details but, to summarise, I will be holding Foundation Courses on the : 25th-26th January 2020 (Brigg) 11th -12th April 2020 (Brigg) 20th-21st June 2020 (Brigg) 24th-25th August 2020 (Belfast) 12th-13th October 2020 We will also hold Advanced Courses on: 13th-15th April 2020 (Brigg) 22nd-24th June 2020 (Brigg) 14th-16th October (Brigg) There may be another course at some point, as demand seem to be very high, but that isn’t confirmed yet. However, if you can...

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Do not Give up on Your Dog if You are Getting it Wrong

Posted on 06/08/2019
Filed under: Honey

Although we know that all dogs are individuals, they fall into three basic response categories when any form of force is used when getting them to do, or not, do something. The first group are those who simply accept a situation and go along with the instruction. These dogs would rather accept things than challenge or resist. Another way of reacting when force is used is for the dog to display justifiable fear, with many crouching low to the ground and sometimes even peeing themselves, in the desperate hope that further violence will be prevented. Then there is the third...

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Never Say Never!

Posted on 22/07/2019
Filed under: Honey

  As with most of us, loosing dogs is awful, and following my recently getting Honey, I have had a number of people asking why it took me almost a year to get another one as it seems a long time to some enquirers' but, as always, it is a combination of emotions and circumstances. A couple of months before losing Pru, the first of the last three to go in rapid succession, I had been due to move house, which although was something that I really wanted to do, I was very worried about the timing and negative consequent...

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Honey's Story

Posted on 16/07/2019
Filed under: Honey

After four years of being hidden away in a small filthy enclosure producing litter after litter of puppies this German Shepherd, Akita cross- bred bitch came into the care of GSRE Rescue, where their first task was to get her to a vet to treat the painful skin disorder, sarcoptic mange,  that she was suffering from. The treatment was started immediately and so was the gentle rehabilitation of a dog that they christened Honey. Building her up, probably for the first time in her life and dealing with the coat condition took many months and only when the rescuers were...

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Coping With Change

Posted on 10/12/2018

Coping with change.   I received a lovely message from a lady who is trying to cope with her feelings regarding her eldest daughter’s move to University, which in turn is causing her dog to become very stressed and anxious.? All of which is perfectly natural and appropriate, especially when we know that change, although rarely sought by any being, (as we all like to feel comfortable with where we are and how things go) is one of the only constants in life.?   The only difference between humans and all other creatures is that very other species will soon move...

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