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Tuesday 23 August 2011

Filming 2 more videos - Scent and Rallys

Today we filmed Pam MacKinnon from www.talkingdogs.org.uk with Cherry a 6 month old Red Fox Labrador discussing Scent work. Dogs love to sniff and smell their way through the day. Why not harness this skill rather than fighting against it? Scentwork offers a great way to have fun with your dog and tire him out quickly. This can be done at different levels, from letting him work alone while you watch from the sofa to encouraging him to cover larger, more challenging areas.

We then found out all about a new type of obedience training they do called 'Rally'. This is brand new and includes updated and clarified station signs, clear, well defined rules and regulations, and a unique ethos with an emphasis on pet dog owners competing with their own scores rather than simply against each other, Talking Dogs Rally aims to bring trainers and owners together to have a hoot with their dogs.

We also filmed a great video with Pam teaching a 'find it' game that we look forward to bringing you so that you can try it yourselves at home!

Monday 8 August 2011

Playing with puppies

We had another great day's filming today, visiting little Daisy - a 'whattie' (Westie cross something!) We filmed an article about handling puppies and Daisy was a little star. Daisy's sister was also very friendly and seemed keen to get in on the filming action so we got some great shots of them playing together. They really are both a credit to their breeder - both such friendly, happy little pups.

We then filmed a lovely Hungarian Vizsla learning how to give a paw and then on to a Rottweiler to teach a roll over and a hand touch. All three dogs were very quick to learn and filming went effortlessly. We look forward to bringing you the videos over the next few months.

Monday 1 August 2011

August 2011 is underway

What a fantastic month! In this issue, meet Michael Ball and hear how his dog Freddie survived pioneering new hip surgery. Also hear how Turid Rugaas advises we can improve our dog's confidence by providing a variety of mental stimulation. Ian Dunbar talks about the type of walks that he enjoys the most and recommends for a happy, healthy pet, and Barbara Houlding explains how Veterinary Physiotherapy can benefit older dogs. Nick Thompson tells us how 8yr old Great Dane Sasha who was suffering from Spondilitis was helped with acupuncture and other therapies to help her to pee again. We also find out about the links between Castration and Behaviour and how TTouch can be useful in agility training.

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