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Navigating Turns Agility obstacles can be 5 to 10 metres apart, so, it’s powerful to be able to get in a central position and handle from a distance; therefore we will teach your dog to navigate a circle remotely like a satellite by gradually adding distance between you and your dog and how to go left or right on cue (because steering is certainly needed with dogs as fast as ours!). Where in week 1, your dog could see all the way through a straight tunnel, this week we progressively curve it, building your dog’s confidence to run through on...

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Being a healthy weight plays an important role in a dog’s health, well-being, behaviour, and training ability.In a good condition, you should be able to easily feel your dog’s ribs just under the skin, covered in some muscles. You can see me show you a quick check you can do in a short video we've put together over on our Facebook page: Click here to watch video guide   Or, read on to find out more. Before Anglian Dog Works, I worked at the University of Cambridge for 10 years.During this time I worked closely with the vets and one of them told...

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Free 5-Day Recall Challenge Question:  “I’m at a loss to know what I can do because she runs off, so far, she’s never been gone for more than 10 minutes at most, but it’s worrying… I know that rehearsing misdemeanours is bad -  it would mean the absolute world to me to have a dog which came back when I called.”   Solution: As a dog trainer, I realised that not only was recall the number one goal for so many people I worked with, but it is also the behaviour that can have the most impact on enjoying life...

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A lot of people check in with their own health in January and it's good to be thinking about your dog's health for 2023 too! 📝 We want you to start the new year off right with your dogs too! 🐾🥳 I will be sharing some top to toe checks with you And what better place to start than the mouth? Do your dog’s gums bleed when you play tug? Breath smell?   It's estimated that almost 90% of dogs will have developed gum disease by 2 years of age1  Causing red gums, bleeding, and bad breath… But also playing an...

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Transferring a cue simply means teaching your dog to respond the same way to a new cue (folding your arms to ask your dog to lay down) as they did the existing cue e.g. by saying “down”. I really like this using this to train dogs to settle in social situations silently, only using hand signals and found I naturally crossed my arms when I stopped for a chat on a walk, so felt natural to integrate. Conventionally, the method for training an ‘off switch’ is teaching that when you step on your dog’s lead, that a cue that no training...

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