Bruff's Bark Blog: January 2012

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Big Bad Buster!

Here is my main man! This chocolate bundle is still charging about. He loves his runs he sees the bike and the tail goes mad. Running or cycling with your dog builds up more commands and understanding - You really do become the pack leader, as the dog has to listen, watch and react to YOU.

He is still a pain on the lead, but the cycling has helped with 'close' as a command. Every dog has different commands as no dog is the same.

Monday, 23 January 2012

Out with Jack!

This spritely lad is a 2 year old lurcher, collie, labrador cross. He is full of beans - with that mix I am not surprised.

Jack has had no commands, structure or calm time, he was moved from one home to another but now he has a GREAT home with his best mate Brian (3 year old wee boy). We are working on 'toilet' as has had no understanding of where is supposed to do it. So on walks everytime he lifts his leg and I say 'good toilet' - real praise! And it IS working.

He is a very nervous dog and lacks confidence but by cycling with him running beside me he is starting understand commands like 'steady' and 'with me'. It is a slow process but worth every frustration to see a happy wagging tail at the end.

Friday, 20 January 2012

Buster & Co. playing!

Here we have Buster, Monty and Ruby all running around and playing. Look at them go! A four year old, a one year old and one almost a year old. I am very careful about letting certain dogs play together but it is important for them to have friends and this lot get on so well it's a pleasure to watch them play!

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Rhu, Skye & Winston enjoying another walk

This is a lovely video of Rhu, Skye and Winston (or Winnie as I've taken to calling him) out for a walk in the sun. As I'm sure you know it was very cold but a good run about keeps them warm. Winston is panting away like mad here trying to keep up with Skye as she's his best friend.

Cuteness aside, recall is an important aspect of training dogs and as you can see here I can get Winston and my two to come back from quite a distance... all you need is a good incentive!

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Bruff's Bark Prices and Services List

Happy New Year All!

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