Common (Dog) Sense

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The Rescue Dilemma, Helping Our Dogs.

I tried to post this on my Facebook page, but due to its length, Facebook wouldn't post it. So here


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The Emotive Based Unreality

It astounds me how many videos are now on social media (literally 10's of thousands), showing dogs b


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Is your dog suffering in silence at the hands of your Vet Behaviourist?

Psychotropic medication should ALWAYS be a last resort.. Not the first go-to option that is now beco


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Is there a correlation between current training methodology & the increase in dog bites?

Is there a correlation between current training methodology & the increase in dog bites?

I have been working with dogs full-time in a professional capacity for 36 years now.. So I feel this


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My views on Victoria Stilwells latest blog

My views on Victoria Stilwells latest blog

I don't follow Victoria Stilwell, as in my opinion she has done a lot of harm to the dog training fr


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Utopia doesn't exist for our dogs

Utopia doesn't exist for our dogs

A person that informs you that a particular tool is abusive, and yet hasn't even bothered to educate


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rspcakills Really?

Can RSPCA be trusted to help our dogs?

RSPCA are one the biggest killers of dogs with behavioural issues, not only in Australia, but every


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The 'furbaby syndrome', the humanising of dogs

It doesn't surprise me the emotive backlash I received from a 'few' dog owners in regards to my Face


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No censorship, and that anthropomorphic 'love' word again

I don't mind people visiting to my Facebook page and disagreeing with my professional views, as ever


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Prozac and the dog that shouldn't be.

I am angry..Yes angry, for 2 reasons. A beautiful GSD, forced onto psychotropic medication, and main


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Latest Posts

25 April 2020
Dog Training & Behaviour
I have no issue training pups/dogs with food. What I do have an issue with, is people/trainers training frantic dogs with food, or causing them to become frantic!Don't just look at what you can get a dog to do using food, but understand the deeper em...
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19 April 2020
Dog Training & Behaviour
I find one of the biggest hurdles to get over when helping dog owners modify unwanted behaviours in their dog, is convincing many of them not to project their own current emotional state onto their dog, especially when trying to modify their dogs beh...
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13 February 2020
Dog Training & Behaviour
When dogs have no defined consistent rules and boundaries, have no understanding of respecting personal and social space, and no impulse control, why wouldn't we expect to come across neurotic dogs in a state of continual hyper-arousal and emotional ...
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08 February 2020
Dog Training & Behaviour
Applying discomfort, why is it considered such an evil concept by positive only and force free extremists, when its one of natures most powerful learning principles to help an animal understand what to avoid and to learn boundaries? No animal or soci...
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26 January 2020
Dog Training & Behaviour
No social group can survive without some form of leadership. Without leadership we have chaos. Try and have a successful sports team with no perceived leadership, or weak leadership. Try and run a successful business without there being leadership.Pl...
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29 October 2019
Dog Training & Behaviour
We teach young children behavioural boundaries, such as respecting others personal and social space, and to control their impulses. If we didn't, then we end up with very disrespectful children as they grow. However, not only are we teaching behaviou...
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