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'How do I stop my dog pulling on the lead?'

Posted on 15/06/2017

This has to be the most common question ever asked in respect of problems experienced by dog owners, so when I set out to work with dogs without the use of gadgets, embracement, pressure or failure I first looked at the actual question and the initial flaw is in the negative feeling that this brings, so firstly I invite you to ask 'how do I teach my dog to walk with good manners by my side?' Now the rest becomes so easy, as we can teach our dogs at home, when we can set the time aside, at our and...

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Dog Breeds and Behaviour

Posted on 19/05/2017

DOG BREEDS AND BEHAVIOUR Following some recent queries, I want to clarify the myth of different breeds when it comes to behaviour, as misunderstanding will always lead to more problems.  Breed does not determine behaviour; rather it is the exaggerated nature of physical breed traits that compound behavioural problems. This can lead to fear of certain breeds, for example the much maligned pit-bull terrier. The truth is that all terriers were initially  bred for their strength of jaw and determination to hang on and, when combined with their powerful build, prove them to be the ideal partner for those involved...

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"Ignoring" Your Dog

Posted on 28/02/2017

New 2017 Date for Foundation Course in the South of England

Posted on 23/01/2017

2017 FOUNDATION COURSE DATES; 29th and 30th of April For those students, living in the south of England who can’t get to Lincolnshire, there is a new date for this spring, based in Essex. The 2-day Foundation Course, given by Julie Abbott,  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 canine problems. The purpose of the Foundation Course is to create a deep understanding of the dog. By looking at the principles of shaping...

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First Educational Course Dates Announced for 2017!

Posted on 14/11/2016
Filed under: Courses

Jan has just confirmed the first two dates for 2017 Amichien Bonding Courses.  There will be a Foundation Course in Amichien Bonding over the weekend of 4th and 5th of March and, as we frequently do, we are hosting an Advanced Course immediately after, on the 6th, 7th and 8th, for the convenience of those travelling long distances who wish to attend both events.  We think we have managed to avoid any school holidays with these dates so it will be a little more convenient for many attendees!  For anyone interested in attending either (or both) just drop us an...

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