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Dog Toys

Dog Toys

How many toys does your dog have? Two? Three? 20? It is so easy to accumulate toys for our dogs that can soon become excessive. And eventually our dogs seem to spend more time pulling them out of the box and leaving them scattered around the home than actually playing...

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Dogs and Trauma

Dogs and Trauma

We had a conversation recently with someone who’s dog (let’s call her Lady) has been through a traumatic experience and how they should manage the situation. It was a very important conversation to have and one that we feel should be shared.  We won’t go into full...

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Separation Anxiety

Separation Anxiety

We had a follower question from Steph who wanted to know more about separation anxiety.  Now Steph mentioned taking some tips from Ceasar Milan so I went on over to Dr Google and had a look at his advice, and it was good. His tips are similar to what I would advise....

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Leash aggression/reactivity

Leash aggression/reactivity

We had a follower question from Ellie who wanted my take on leash aggression/reactivity. Thanks for the question Ellie! This is such a common problem now and can be very frustrating and embarrassing for people. The reason I got into dog training is because I had a...

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How many lessons will I need??

How many lessons will I need??

This is one of the first questions that 99.9% of people ask when they enquire about dog training, that and ‘How much does it cost?’ My answer is essentially, ‘How long is a piece of string?’  Let me explain…. Do you have a dog that pulls you down the street on a walk?...

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So you’ve adopted a rescue dog!

So you’ve adopted a rescue dog!

As a foster carer of greyhounds and someone who has adopted two retired greyhounds, we are very experienced in settling new dogs into our home. We’ve had dogs who walked straight in like they just knew what was expected, to those that were so timid and shy they...

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Place training

Place training

Anyone who has trained with us at Fellowship of the Paws will know I talk about place training A LOT! Why? Because I love it and see all the benefits of this one skill. Before we look at a few of my favourite benefits, let me explain what place training is. Place...

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Crate training

Crate training

I’m in a number of different dog groups and a lot of those are greyhound adoption groups. Most of the time these groups are my happy place where I get to see photos of greyhounds living their pet life to the max! Lots of happy snaps of the silly things they do and...

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