Natural Dog Training

Your Dog and Your Emotions

Your Dog and Your Emotions

 ‘…….our dog is our canary in the mineshaft of emotion.’                                                                            from Kevin Behan, Your Dog Is Your MirrorI first started to notice the effect of my emotions on my dogs with my hamiltonstovare, Jack.  It started when I was driving. I used to be quite nervous when I was overtaking.   Jack would be curled up on the…

Difference between a Labrador and a Hamiltonstovare

Difference between a Labrador and a Hamiltonstovare

Ok, so taking all three out, to just ‘hang out’ didn’t really work – but for the time being I only have two to worry about, as Logan is confined to barracks while he mends. Decided to work one at a time, while the other was tied up. I started with Jack tied up and working Archie…

Archie gets me to pause for breath
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Archie gets me to pause for breath

  People that know me well will say that ‘pooh’ seems to be a favourite subject of mine. I will expound the virtues of feeding raw to my dogs over kibble by describing the remarkable difference it makes to their poohs. I let my dogs eat horse pooh, because I read somewhere it was full…

Therapy through a Trailhound!
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Therapy through a Trailhound!

I have decided to concentrate my attention on Logan – rescue dog, unknown past but believed to have been badly treated at an early age, the one of my dogs that is holding back his energy from me. Recently we returned from a session of ‘pushing for food’ where I felt we were making progress. I opened the van…

A dog feeling its owner’s feeling

A dog feeling its owner’s feeling

The other day I was visiting a friend of mine.  We had a lovely time chatting and updating each other on various things, including my learning with Natural Dog Training (NDT) and the dogs.  When I got up to go, her toy poodle started to jump up and bark frantically.  My friend has been trying to stop…

An event exploring buried emotion – helped by my dogs
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An event exploring buried emotion – helped by my dogs

I have been following the Natural Dog Training methods for some weeks now.  Mostly pushing for food, to encourage the dogs to invest their energy in me.  Things have been going well and I have been enthusing about the process.  Then last week we had, what appeared at first, to be a set-back.After pushing for…

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