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Ellie is Muzzle Free

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Ellie was fine as a puppy but at approx. 8 months of age there was a difference in her general demeanor in boarding kennels. She was reactive to anyone/anything moving in front of her kennel (barrier frustration). Or was it just this?” “She had also reacted to a friend’s dog during a walk when the owners were having a rest …

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Todd Now Responsive and Trainable

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Todd’s story hat can I say…Todd was like having a child with ADHD, never stayed still and didn’t seem to pay attention in trying to teach him commands, so it was becoming really difficult to control him. Todd was such a loving dog but so manic he was hard to control outside the home, or when people visited me.” “My …

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Alfie Gains Confidence

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ent in by Katie Mayor after she trialled the first batch of breakthrough. Katie’s feedback come one month after the trial. Alfie was stressed out by other dogs as well as new places which made going for walks a challenge. He’s making great progress now as Katie explains (cleverly, Alfie has dictated his feedback to Katie) “Another thing I’ve managed …

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Indigo is Less Afraid

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ndigo the gorgeous black Labrador lives in a local pub. He was very nervous of visitors, which is not ideal for a pub dog and looked aggressive though shyed away! He was put on the breakthrough diet his lunging at patrons in the pub stopped almost instantly, and after a couple of weeks he now just enthusiastically rushes through to …

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Alice Stops Barking

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Alice was rescued from a loving home but lacked the critical care of socialization as a puppy. Consequently she was very nervous and barked at everything. She was put on the breakthrough diet in the hope that it would take the edge off of her behaviour and give us a little more peace – but I was truly shocked at …

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Bella Stops Destroying the Home

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eing the leader of a pack of unknown breeding, wide range of ages, covering vastly differing sizes and abilities and all coming from hugely different back grounds for over 30yrs, you tend to think you have seen and dealt with every possible issue. However, when Bella arrived from Hungary to join my happy bunch of misfits, I suddenly found myself …

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Dog Training at Home and for the Home!

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The special bond between dog and owner has been well documented. During my time working in the assistance dog industry I met many wonderful dogs and people and never ceased to be amazed at the bond and special relationship between those dogs and their owners. Each and every dog had a full and varied life supporting their owner in many …

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Meet The Breakthrough Team

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Breakthrough Dog Food is a joint venture between Val Strong and OSCAR Pet Foods Ltd. Both share a passion for animal welfare and behaviour, nutrition and responsible pet care. By combining Val’s expertise and research with the experience, quality and service standards of OSCAR, Breakthrough Dog Food is ideally placed to produce and deliver this revolutionary new dog food. Val …

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High Anxiety – by CAPBT behaviourist Vicki Harrington

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When a dog is jumping from a first-floor bedroom window to escape loud noises, urgent action is needed – and fast. CAPBT behaviourist Vicki Harrington was asked to help… Jemma is an eight-year old German Shorthaired Pointer. When she first arrived from rescue three years ago, she cowered, urinated or defecated when approached. Her new owner, Jean Harris of Brackley, …

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Lead by Example

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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 …