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Posted on 07/11/2022
Filed under: Common Sense Behavioural Issues

Although “distraction” can have a place when working with your dog, particularly in an emergency, I am often told by owners that continually distracting their dog is the only way that they cope with undesirable behaviour, perhaps by throwing a toy or piece of food to stop the dog from doing something that they would rather it didn’t. However, distraction is only a quick fix or temporary measure and can never actually change the dog's mind about why it feels it needs to act in a certain way. If it is used regularly, the dog will also become wise to it and...

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Brand New Audio Version of "The Dog Listener"

Posted on 31/10/2022
Filed under: Behavioural Issues Courses

  After quite a wait, and a transfer of publishing rights I can, at last, offer a talking version of my book "The Dog Listener". Over the years many people have requested an audio version, either because it is their preferred method for absorbing information, or perhaps they may be vision impaired, or simply because it is so easy to listen in the car. However, the original publishers never decided to issue an audio version. Now however, I am authorised to do so. At last! We couldn’t afford Dame Judy Dench, so it is me reading my words and although...

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2022 Course Dates!

Posted on 14/10/2021

NEW DATES I am delighted to announce the new 2022 dates for my Foundation and Advanced Courses in Amichien Bonding. These courses are for everyone that wants to know what makes their dogs tick, how they really think, and how best to communicate with them to help you enjoy a peaceful and happy relationship. To find out more detail on the courses, just follow the link below and select the type of course you are interested in from the drop down box, then press "search". Hopefully, you will find a date that fits in with your own plans for 2022 and,...

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New OnLine Course Dates!

Posted on 08/04/2021
Filed under: Courses

We have finally given in to demand for our courses to be delivered Via Zoom. After a recent pilot course proved successful, we are now going to offer the “Zoom” alternative for everyone that cannot attend a course at our main office in North Lincolnshire. The content on these “distance” learning courses is exactly the same as the attendance versions and all of the courses are still hosted by Jan Fennell, the original Dog Listener and creator of Amichien® Bonding. For those that wish to become Dog Listeners themselves, these courses count in exactly the same way as the attendance...

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Our New "Distance" Courses

Posted on 29/03/2021
Filed under: Courses

  Last weekend we held our first “distance learning” Foundation Course, using the Zoom platform. We did have some major concerns about how this would affect the learning process and the retention of the information given to our students. However, at the end of the second day, there is a group exercise which really gives us a good insight into what our students have learned, and we were delighted to see this course was just as effective as the attendance courses. That’s great news because it means we can host more of these classes and open up the courses to people...

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