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Cori training

In the SICS exercise below, Cori is towing three individuals, the human part of her team, a “crisis victim”, and another less critical “victim” who is holding onto her vest.

Mollie the Sprollie

Mollie the Sprollie (Border Collie cross Springer) practises the garden scene for the Safe and Sound Team display for Crufts 2012.

What Rusty taught me today

I learned something today about my dog and about the way that I train my dogs that I found really surprising. I think it will help me be a better trainer, and it will certainly help make my dog happier during training.
 

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Free training sessions a Aricia Dog Training

If you're within driving distance of north Shropshire and you fancy a bit of free training take advantage of this opportunity at Aricia Dog Training:
 
Wanted Dogs and Handlers
 
Dogs and handlers wanted to take part in the Association of Pet Dog Trainers Assessment Weekend.
Free tuition - The classes are for 1 hour 15 minutes.
 
On Saturday 22 October
9.15-10.45 a.m.
10.30-a.m. - noon
12.15-1.45 p.m.
1.30-3.00 p.m.
2.45-4.15 p.m.
4.00 p.m. - 5.30 p.m.

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A great opportunity to get advice from Debbie Connolly

It isn't often you get the offer of something completely free these days, so if you fancy some free training and behaviour advice from expert Debbie Connolly here's how you can get just that:

 

From status symbol to a child’s best friend – get to know the real ‘nanny’ dog

Animal behaviourist, Debbie Connolly, has campaigned for many years to improve dog breeding practices and the responsibilities of pet ownership and is currently doing talks and seminars at UK shows about pet and child safety. 

As consultant to several animal rescues, she is very aware of the problems facing the bull breeds and rotties due to over breeding from back yard breeders -

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Debbie Connolly training

Debbie training Zeus, a rottie rescued from a dog pound who went on to have a successful police career making a number of appearances at Crufts. Picture by Gary Trotter.

Episode 113 - New Year's Resolutions and Pit Bull Nation

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Released Sat January 8, 2011
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Discover what three New Year's resolutions you can make to improve your dog's life in 2011 with trainer Nick Jones' thought provoking suggestions. Hear from Cindy Marabito about her uplifting and shocking experiences rescuing Pit Bulls. Plus host Julie brings you some happy dog related news stories.

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OK Go - White Knuckles video - with some amazing dogs

This is an amazing video. I wonder how many hours went into the training and filming - not to mention the editing! - of this video? It's fascinating, and those dogs are so clever. Hope this makes your Monday morning go a little better.

Take care,

Julie xx

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How to Deal with Barking when Crate Training

By Jaime Simpkins

Advice on how to tackle barking when your dog is in his crate.

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Watch the magic of the Russian Dog Wizard

Do you remember Vladislav Roytapel, the Russian Dog Wizard from Episode 82 of DogCast Radio?

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196 - The Wisdom of Wolves with Jim and Jamie Dutcher

This episode focuses on the incredible experiences of Jim and Jamie Dutcher, living with a pack of wolves. In this fascinating interview, Jim and Jamie tell Julie in detail about their time with the Sawtooth Pack. Along the way they share insights into what a wolf family is like, the wolves' attitude towards pups and immature wolves, the sounds the wolves made, how wolves interact with the natural world around them - and what that tricky term "alpha" really means. There are also lots of anecdotes illustrating the subjects discussed. Plus there's the DogCast Radio News, and sadly, a tribute to Buddy, who passed away earlier this month.

189 - The Dog Healers and War Dogs Remembered

In this episode you can hear Mark Winik talk about his debut novel, The Dog Healers, and listen to Julia Robertson explain why she founded the charity War Dogs remembered. Plus there's the DogCast Radio News, and what Mischief the German Spitz puppy has been up to.

188 - Service Dogs UK and Roxie the Doxie Finds Her Forever Home

In this episode you can hear about Service Dogs UK, a fantastic charity which trains assistance dogs to support veterans of any service - military personnel, police, firefighters, paramedics and the coastguard - who develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder due to their job. Also, listen to Dr Jody A Dean, a clinical psychologist talk about how her book, Roxie the Doxie finds her Forever Home, is helping children understand and talk about adoption and other family issues. Plus the DogCast Radio News and some thoughts on the alpha dog myth.

187 - Muffins Halo and Chorley Fun Dog Show

In this episode you can hear about Muffin's Halo for Blind Dogs, and what motivates people to enter their dog in a fun dog show. In the DogCast Radio News, listen to stories about the latest dog related research. Plus there's a new member of the DogCast Radio team!

186 - Maxwell Muir on wolves

In this episode you can hear trainer, behaviourist, writer, broadcaster and wolf expert Maxwell Muir talk about what wolves mean to him personally, their plight in a modern world, and his hopes for their future. Plus we have the DogCast Radio News.