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Dog Place boards are a raised platform used in dog training as a target. This equipment is called many things including: A dog training platform, platform place, platform settle or dog training position box. The reason they are often referred to as a ‘Place Board’ is they are frequently used to enable boundary control in Place Mat training.   What is Place Mat training for dogs? You can teach your dog that when you say “Place” that’s a cue for them to ‘run towards the target’ provided by the Place Board and ‘move onto it and into a sit’ and...

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We’re working dog owners and know what it can be like living with a smart and energetic dog! Without an appropriate channel, their boundless energy and unmet natural instincts can come out in all sorts of problematic ways such as a gundog breed running off and going ‘self-employed’, herding breeds stalking things that move, guardian breeds being wary of strangers, or terriers killing small furry things! The first step for finding an appropriate outlet for their natural behaviour so you can achieve the dog-owning life you envisaged is researching what your dogs’ breed was bred to do: Chasing? Digging? Scenting?...

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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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