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Goodbye Kes

Posted on 19/07/2014
Filed under: Dogs & Other Animals

That's our Kes on the left We recently lost one of best loved dogs. Kes finally succumbed after 14 years of a joyful existence . Kes was one of Tony’s dogs and the oldest of his “pack” and his placid, stoic character will be so sorely missed.  Kes taught Tony so much about the dog's point of view and his loss is devestating for both Tony and Jan. Kes spent a lot of time at JF headquarters (Pond Farm) and was such a wonderful companion to the rest of the crew, his calming influence on the rest of the amichien...

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New Foundation Course Dates

Posted on 16/07/2014

We are happy to anounce two new Jan Fennell Foundation Course dates for 2014.         There will be a Jan Fennell Foundation Course in Denmark over the weekend of 4-5th October which will be hosted by our senior Dog Listener there; Karina Rasmussen. Karina has hosted these events before and is doing a great job in helping us reach a far greater number of Dog Owners in other countries.                  For more details and how to book, click here. The following month we already have our first Advanced Course in...

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What Breed of Dog Should I Choose?

Posted on 30/06/2014
Filed under: Dogs Are Individuals It's a Dog! Common Sense

If the prospect of dog ownership (no, I don't particularly like the term “ownership” either) is something new to you, the dizzying choice of breeds available will confuse even the most level headed individuals, particularly if the fans of particular breeds are all claiming theirs to be the best!The best advice I can give is to not get bogged down in too much detail here and just pick the dog that you: 1) like the look of and 2) is physically best suited to your environment and lifestyle-job done!I've had German Shepherds in my time that were lovely dogs, with...

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So What's Wrong With Harnesses Then?

Posted on 10/06/2014
Filed under: Traditional Dog Training? Dog Training Gadgets Dogs Outside

We recently posted a facetious "Pop Quiz" featuring  some items we hinted were, in our opinion,  useless or surplus to requirement and we showed three examples. Of course there are many more but we picked these three for a reason; they each represented a certain type of product. A) Devices that many people use for completely the wrong purpose. B) Devices that seem as though they may actually work because the premise behind them is sound. C) Devices that most people, even if they don’t agree with their use, believe are actually effective. There are many dog trainers and owners...

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Posted on 02/06/2014
Filed under: The Dog's View

A lot of loving dog owners worry unnecessarily about certain aspects of their dog's lives. Of course, they love their pets and because they want to get everything right, for the sake of their dog, they sometimes get bogged down worrying about finer details that aren't of any real significance.More and more owners are catching on to the fact that they are subtly sending signals to their dogs all the time, so they quite understandably worry that they may be sending out the wrong information without even realising. With that in mind, I'd like to try and remove some unnecessary...

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