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'BETTER DOGS' inlcuding;

Scentwork 4 Fun Classes

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CLASS NEWS

 

***PLEASE NOTE***

AS FROM JUNE 2017 THE PUPPY/NOVICE TRAINING CLASSES WILL BE RUN BY FLEUR BRODERICK

 

PLEASE CONTACT FLEUR TO BOOK A PLACE.

TEL: 07986 096 926/ 01202 892498

EMAIL: mail@fleurshappyhounds.co.uk

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FOR WOODLANDS VILLAGE HALL SCENTWORK CLASSES PLEASE CONTACT CAROLE TINDALL ON;

01202 814681 / 07732 743719

or use the 'contact' page on this website

 

FUN SCENTWORK CLASSES AT WOODLANDS VILLAGE HALL.

No previous training required come and learn these new fun activities to do with your dog

 

WOODLANDS VILLAGE HALL

TWO SUNDAYS PER MONTH. SCENTWORK for FUN

 

CALL NOW TO BOOK YOUR PLACE. THESE WILL BE SMALL CLASSES TO PROVIDE THE BEST LEARNING ENVIRONMENT. CONTACT CAROLE ON;

01202 814681

07732 743719

 

Email via the contact form on this website.

Message via Facebook on the above link

 

Why Scentwork?

This is THE most natural activity for your dog, they enjoy this activity immensely, come along and learn a new fun past time with your dog, turn your dog into a 'Super Scent Detective'!

All ages of dog can learn this sport, nervous dog gain confidence, over the top dogs learn self-control, sight or hearing problems are no barriers to our dogs learning this skill.

Learn to have fun in the home, whatever the weather outside.

 

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PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO ONGOING PROJECTS, AT PRESENT I CAN ONLY TAKE ON LIMITED 'BEHAVIOUR' CONSULTATIONS. CONTACT TO DISCUSS FURTHER (23/2/2017).

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LATEST NEWS!

Carole has recently passed her latest assessment to become a FULL member of The Canine Behaviour and Training Society (TCBTS) after many years of academic learning, practical work and assessments. This means that owners and veterinary practices can refer to Carole with confidence that she has reached the required levels of knowledge and practical work to operate as an Accredited Animal Behaviourist (listed on the Animal Behaviour and Training Council register).

 

Carole has also been a Full member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers for several years, and continues to provide both individual Training lessons and Classes for owners and their dogs.

 

She is also a FULL member of the Pet Professional Guild British Isles who require their members to train using 'Force Free' methods.

 

There is no need for Punitive methods when training our dogs, the best learning occurs when positive associations are made.

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LATEST NEWS RE: EDUCATION

Carole is commencing two new courses to increase and enhance her knowledge of dogs and potentially enable an expansion in the future of services offered.

One course is: Canine Nutrition Certificate

The other is: Pet Sitting Diploma

 

(see: http://www.compass-education.co.uk/)

 

Books out, head down, brain in gear.....off we go!!

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SEPARATION ANXIETY ISSUES

This is a distressful condition for a dog and causes much stress not only for the dog but their human family. We can help with resolving this behaviour. We cannot promise 100% resolution for ANY behaviour problem but it can certainly be addressed with commitment and time.

Carole has recently attended a seminars presented by world renowned Behaviourists Malena de Maritni (21/5/16), Muriel Brasseur (Oxford Animal Behaviour Centre - 28th & 29th May 2016) and Professor Daniel Mills (2/10/16) to enhance and consolidate her learning in this special area of Canine Behaviour.

Is your dog suffering from such a condition? Get in touch for a confidential chat to see how we can help.

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New Dog Laws being brought in to effect under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 and the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. A good link with an overview of how this continues (under the DDA) and how changes will affect dog owners, click on this link to the information provided by the National Animal Welfare Trust: https://www.nawt.org.uk/advice/changes-dangerous-dogs-act-advice-owners

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LATEST FUN WITH MY DOG:

(18/9/2016)

'WAG IT' GAMES DAY with Pauline Jackson. WAG IT Games are fun activities that any ability owner can carry out with any ability dog, these include fun obedience exercises along with interacting with various items to teach confidence, flexibility for the dog and some scentwork games. They build teamwork and relationships between dog and owner. (See: https://www.facebook.com/events/707894832641635/)

 

(1/7/2015)

We have recently completed our 'Talking Dogs' Scent Work day courtesy of Chiltern Pet Partners in Lewknor, Oxfordshire, tutored by Helen Greenley. We have completed our 'Level 5' out of 6 levels. Level 5 included longer duration searches, mail bag searches and learning the beginnings of vehicle searches. All for that illegal 'cheese' contraband! Scent work can be taught to and carried out by most dogs, as it is a natural behaviour.....so why not harness it? See a short movie on our facebook page.

 

We have also started attending fun clicker training classes to build upon and enhance our clicker training skills.

 

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO LEARN THESE FUN SKILLS WITH YOUR DOG, GET IN TOUCH!

 

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Education, Education Education!

I recently completed a course with the Animal Care College : Modifying Canine Aggression (with Distinction) - November 2014.

 

We never stop learning here at 'Better Dogs'!!!

 

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NEW DOG TRAINING AND BEHAVIOUR 'Professional' Regulations;

The 'Animal Behaviour and Training Council' (ABTC see www.abtcouncil.org.uk) have finalised and released details and requirements for professionals in the field of Animal Behaviour work. Though this currently a voluntary regulatory body, many established and recognised Animal organisations have signed up to be members and support the standards being set. I am a registered ABTC Animal Training Instructor and in 2016 registered as an Accredited Animal Behaviourist.

 

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Some FUN was had when my self and my dog, along with other dog owners helping out at a recent Training event for 'Pawsitive Pet Teaching'- for the 'bedding in' of Linda's 'Karen Pryor Academy' clicker training course for Trainers, to be held later this year. If you are a professional Dog Trainer and wish to expand your clicker training skills, visit www.pawsitivepetteaching.com for further details. We had a great time and it was a privilege to be asked to help out. (May 2014)

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SUMMER IS COMING!!

PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE DOGS IN CARS. YOU MAY NOT REALISE THAT EVEN WITH WINDOWS SLIGHTLY OPEN, THE INTERNAL TEMPERATURE IN A CAR CAN REACH OVER 40C IN 20>30 MINUTES!

Dogs cannot perspire as we do to cool down. Don't risk it, sadly dogs have died from being left in hot cars. Click into the link to see a video made by a veterinary surgeon to demonstrate how hot it can become in just 30 minutes in a car.

http://dogingtonpost.com/veterinarian-sits-in-a-hot-parked-car-for-30-minutes/#.U2fpea1dXok

 

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NEWS

Watch Out!! Adders About! ----- Adders are now beginning to emerge in to the spring sunshine.

If your pet is bitten by an adder (or you suspect it to have been) seek prompt veterinary attention. Keep calm (this will help your pet remain calm), if possible carry your pet to transport them to the veterinary surgery. If the pet is too heavy or big to carry, walk steadily but calmly. Rushing your dog will increase the pulse rate and flow of the venom around the body. Bites from adders can cause discomfort and inflammation, but are rarely fatal.

I AM A MEMBER OF THE FOLLOWING;

 

Association of Pet Dog Trainers

(Member no. 01164)

www.apdt.co.uk

 

The Canine Behaviour and Training Society

(Full member)

http://tcbts.co.uk

 

Please check out these websites for useful information regarding the services that they offer, member lists, membership criterea, general information and events.

 

They are both members of the 'Animal Behaviour and Training Council' which is a newly formed regulatory body that sets and maintains standards and is recognised bt DEFRA.

http://abtcouncil.org.uk

 

The Pet Professional Guild

An International organisation of professionals who adhere to non-punitive training methods.

www.PPGBI.com