Letter to a “New” Dog Trainer

Letter to a “new” Dog Trainer Oh Hi. Nice to see you. And welcome. I hope you find what you’re looking for on this dog training path. I really do. The path is full of wonders. Of heart expanding times. Of happy tears, A Ha moments, new passions, late nights and early mornings. Of new…Continue Reading

When it is Time

When it is time to say goodbye to your friend, you will know. You will know because it is the right thing to do. And often, that means that it is the hardest thing to do. When they have given you everything, and they want to keep giving everything but cant, that may be the…Continue Reading

The Eco System of Learning

One of the best things about group classes is learning from each other. We have some amazing trainers and we also have so many talented clients who go off and practice, train and compete in other fields. This is the Ecosystem of training. If you keep your eyes and ears open, there is so much…Continue Reading

The $10K Bet

I Placed a $10K bet straight out of Lockdown. Even Brent said, It’s up to my wife ! $10,000 is the magic number that seems to get dog owners thinking… I am always asked “When will I know my dog will to Recall (eg) And my answer is always “When you message me and say….Cat,…Continue Reading

Don’t lose the taste

Well, that didn’t happen and I ate the whole bag but, as I got down to the last few it almost felt like a chore and I needed to finish them.

Pencils & Paper

As a dog trainer, one of the most common things we hear from people starts off with “How can I stop my dog from……….?”And then it’s often followed up with – jumping, barking, mouthing and biting, running away, chewing things etc. Whilst it is important to be able to modify these behaviours to bring harmony…Continue Reading

Do it For the Dogs.

It takes all types of people to be dog trainers. I have met a lot of different types of people, and they all have something to offer, something to learn from. We need to make sure we stay open to learning. Don’t close your mind off. We need the deep thinkers, the researchers, the get…Continue Reading

The Oprah Effect in Dog Training

How on earth can an Oprah famed movement have a massive impact in your dog training? Oprah named it the light bulb moment, or the Ah-ha moment. I see it on my clients face when new wisdom permeates that airspace between human and dog, usually only visible to us in the form of the lead….Continue Reading

Curb Your Enthusiasm (Thanks Larry David…)

Do we rush our dogs to be further along than they actually should be?   If we look at the standard human to dog years table that we grew up with, saying that for each year a dog lives, it is around 7 human years, what do we get. We so often hear that “our…Continue Reading

Are you an A+ Student?

Are you being a good student?   Over the last few years, I have put myself directly back at a student level in all that I do. I had spent a little bit of time not really applying myself to learning new things, in some aspects shutting new learning out. That has certainly changed!  …Continue Reading

Everybody Gets a Car

When a baby first tries to stand, we reward them. We use praise and smiles and love. As they take their first steps, we try to record it for posterity reasons, a parent is away working, grandparents live in a different town, state or country, we record it for their 21st birthday party to show…Continue Reading

Changing the Recipe.

The other day I was looking up how to cook a dish I had never cooked before but had eaten a few times. I was surprised at how many different ways there were to cook the dish.   Different ingredients you could substitute, if you don’t have potato, use sweet potato or pumpkin. No lamb?,…Continue Reading