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Lead by Example

In Behaviour by Val Strong Comments

Recently there has been a great deal of media interest in dog training and behaviour therapy, and unfortunately many long outdated methods and theories continue to be publicised in among the new kind modern methodologies. Some people seem to have the need to “control” and “dominate” and this can be reflected in their relationships with their pet. It is highly …

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Understanding your Puppy

In Behaviour by Val Strong Comments

During the 1980’s, I ran a very busy training club and developed the first puppy socialisation classes in South Yorkshire. But why had there been no need for puppy classes prior to then and why were they so popular? Throughout my childhood we always had dogs but there was never any thought of taking them to a training class. Training …