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Posted on 21/01/2015

We’ve had a great response to the next Jan Fennell  Amichien Bonding courses, this March, with one course full booked and only one place left on the other and that's still 6 weeks away! The 2-day Foundation Course gives a fascinating and practical introduction to the world of Dog Listening. Students will learn what makes a dog tick, understand exactly why dogs do what they do and discover precisely how to successfully solve problems. The purpose of the foundation course is to create a deep understanding of the domestic dog. By looking at the principles of shaping positive behaviour, we share...

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How Vulnerable Our Dogs Can Be

Posted on 03/12/2014
Filed under: Responsible Dog Ownership Common Sense Dogs Outside

As I approached the supermarket at 10.15 this morning I saw a man jerking a shopping trolley back and forth and at the same time yelling at the top of his voice.  My instincts told me to give this scene a very wide berth until I saw that the object of his anger was a terrified little dog tied to a metal post.  I ran over to the situation and quietly asked the man if the dog belonged to him, to which he gave a less than gracious reply but realising that the dog had no connection with this man...

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Living in More Enlightened Times?

Posted on 28/10/2014
Filed under: Traditional Dog Training? It's a Dog!

Now and again I hear a story that makes me angry and sad at the same time and the experience of one of my recommended, experienced, and very respected Dog Listeners, is a case in point.  She was asked to help with a comparatively young dog and happily went to the home of the family concerned. She shared her valuable information and left the happy owner and dog now on the right track. The owner wrote to us to let us know of her joy with the quality of my colleague’s professional help.  This was many months ago but now the...

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Posted on 20/10/2014

THANK YOU! I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone that I had the pleasure of sharing AB with last weekend, on the last UK Foundation Course of 2014. Their attention to the work, the wonderful questions, the humour brought to the two days and their clear respect for the world of all dogs made it a course to remember. We put on quite a few of these courses each year so everyone gets the opportunity to attend but there is an unusually long gap from now until our next UK Foundation Course, so we expect there is a...

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Some Thoughts on "Dog Training" From Swedish Dog Listener-Mervi Kärki

Posted on 17/10/2014
Filed under: Traditional Dog Training? The Dog's View How Your Dog Thinks

I held a Foundation Course in Sweden a couple of weeks ago  and I just have to share with you some of my thoughts.  There are so many ways to “train” your dog and there will probably always be so many dog owners are confused about what is the right thing to do so they can give their dog the best life they possibly can.  It is so important to see the difference between communication and “training”; Amichien® Bonding enables people to fully understand their dogs and by understanding, communicate effectively, for the first time.  Many dog owners that I meet...

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