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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there has been a great deal of media interest in dog training and behaviour therapy, and unfortunately many long outdated methods and theories continue to be publicised in among the new kind modern methodologies.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 …

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Understanding your Puppy

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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 …