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Talk To Your Dog

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I got a book out the library recently which I think others would enjoy.  Looking for ideas to stimulate my own writing,  I found Talk to Your Dog, How to Communicate with Your Pet by Susie Green, first published in 2005. I’m not sure the title is an accurate description of the contents but I…
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Walk your dogs in nature to improve mental health

Mental Health Awareness Week and our dogs

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Mental Health Awareness Week This week, in the UK, is Mental Health Awareness week. According to the Mental Health Foundation the week is about about raising awareness of mental health and mental health problems and inspiring action to promote the message of good mental health for all. This year the focus for the week is…
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fawn pug lying on floor

Why “Knowing Yourself” is important to your dog

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This is a video of a discussion between myself and Leah Twitchell, of Canine Core Method, discussing why ‘knowing yourself’ is important to your dog.  We talk about how our dogs are affected by our emotions and how we can use that to learn about ourselves.
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Labrador retriever in the heather

Best-laid Schemes

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So I had my Easter weekend all planned out.  And you know what they say about best-laid schemes. This last month I have been focusing on training with Archie, my working lab, and noticing, and recording, my own emotions as I progress.  This is part of the research I am working on. A friend was…
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