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Hi, I’m Emma Filby, a professional Dog Trainer near Cambridge at Anglian Dog Works, accredited by The Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT). I know that fireworks season can be a difficult time of year for dogs and their owners, and I am here to offer up some tips on how to help dogs and their owner’s cope.   Preparations: Get dogs used to bangs: desensitise to a soundtrack of firework noises, gradually getting louder, to allow dogs to get used to the sounds* Make a den: create a safe hiding place that is low down, covered and comfortable and establish it as...

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Some equipment recommendations: "Accessories we dig" General Training Equipment Treats Pouch It's great to have a treats pouch large enough to put your hand in to enable a succession of rewards to be given during training without fumbling to gain access! What I like about this one are the extra pockets, great to keep poo bags and a stash of extra high value rewards. Rapid Rewards Deluxe Dog Training Bag by Doggone Good   Training Treats (Available in our shop!) JR Pet Products Pate sausages are tempting to all the dogs I've worked with, and I like that they can be easily...

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We can use Place Board Training to go through a process that desensitises the dog to nail clipping and instead build positive predictability in the three parts of the nail trimming process:  1. The setup, 2. Being touched, 3. The equipment 

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We highlight research suggesting there is no evidence that normal exercise causes damage to growth plates of puppies and it can be concluded that regular exercise is beneficial to normal joints. Dogs engage in controlled activity during our dog agility classes near Cambridge. Exercises are designed to gradually increase their physical and mental demand. Puppy agility foundation training does not involve high impact jumps or weaves.

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With the warm weather set to continue, our dog training classes near Cambridge are about to warm up. Read this article to find lots ways you can keep your dogs cool at class, including a list of what to bring. Plus some ideas to keep cool at home such as useful pet products and cooling frozen yoghurt treat recipe. 

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