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3 days ago

Pawfect Behaviour
Hobi is a 6 month old Kelpie that has entered ass-hole adolescent phase!We had a session with him earlier this week on how to teach him to switch off.We layered up structure, cleared his head space and taught him how to find his owners at the end of the lead.He gets frustrated pretty quickly - that's typical for an extremely confident, very clever working breed.Hobi is food motivated, but at 6 months, he was being treated for absolutely everything and not learning to work for it. He would just check out once the treat was delivered and his owners found it very difficult to maintain engagement with him.There comes a time where we need to cut back treating everything and start rewarding better choices.When we introduced game play - that was our game changer!Structured game play - short successful bursts - will teach Hobi to switch on and switch off.For a young dog like Hobi, structured game play will teach him to fire up, power down and follow instruction at whatever level of hyper arousal he's at.He has to think about it.When he hears the word 'finished', he must switch off and chill.It also adds a ton of value towards his owners. Game play is also super to use as a reward.He also learned about place training. When he is in his bed he has one job - chill.He looks to doing a fine job of it here 😍I'm looking forward to seeing him again in a few weeks, to raise the bar!#kelpiesofinstagram #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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4 days ago

Pawfect Behaviour
That is all.#blackdog #blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #workinglinegsd #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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5 days ago

Pawfect Behaviour
It's chilly 😍Night everyone 💗#blackdog #blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #workinglinegsd #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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7 days ago

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Sunday, fun day training with friends and their dogs.Remy ( Brindle ), Baker ( White), Stevie ( Cattle x ) and Kubo.Tuning up fun stuff in training.Having a bunch of fun in training.Today we looked at coming into position from a distance.We looked at send away exercises.We played with our dogs and laughed. Lots ❤️Don't just do the boring walk. Mix it up - have fun! Train your dog.#blackdog #blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #workinglinegsd #CattleDog #kelpiecross #gsdcross #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

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Etiquette.Today I found it rather interesting.I had a skin appointment early this morning.I bought Kubo with me as I thought I could give him a good run and training session afterwards - it was early-ish. I thought it would be quiet 😳I was wrong. So wrong.Where I went, there were 4 dog walker people, with 4 dogs each - 16 dogs.They were obviously friends, so wandered around chatting together.Kubo and I stayed WELL away. I wanted nothing to do with the huge pack.For some reason though... They kept wandering toward us.I kept moving. Kubo moved with me.I did find, when I wanted to leave, I found I was caught between the dog walkers and other people on the oval.So. I put Kubo into work mode - we walked at focused heel through the groups.He smashed it.Here's the thing.If you are out and see someone off to the side - DON'T allow your dog to go and intrude. They want space!Not everyone who goes out with their dog wants the world to join their party.Have some respect. Have some intuition.Train your dog.#blackdog #blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #workinglinegsd #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

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Tug. It has been thought by some that it creates dominance in your dog...If your dog doesn't know the rules of the game in play, they can become possessive of the ball or toy, cease interaction with you or just be rude in play. When played with structure and boundaries, tug ensures your dog knows how to win, continues the game with you, follows instruction in a hyper aroused state and can switch on and off when asked.Nothing to do with dominance. It has everything to do with building a bond, creating value and building something that is a great opportunity to use as a huge reward for your dog along with, or other than, food.Let your dog win. If they run off with the toy, let them have a lap of honour! Have a lead on them to entice them back to you for play again.If your dog cannot release the toy while playing - teach it.Teach power up and power down words for your dog - Kubo's words are 'ready' and 'finish'. When your dog hears these, they know what to do.Tug enhances your dog's on/off switch and sharpens their instruction compliance.Short, successful, fun bursts of play. Don't go too long - finish and leave your dog wanting more!Use a lead so you can ensure your dog doesn't run off.Play with your dog, but don't be boring. If you are boring - you are like that flat glass of champagne - drinkable but disappointing. Don't be disappointing!#blackdog#blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #workinglinegsd #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

Pawfect Behaviour
That's it. Can't go anywhere...Must keep Kubo comfy 😍Have a groovy Sunday everyone 💗#blackdog #blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

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The world's sexiest dog got a bath today.He's not impressed 🤣He'd rather be a stinky boy.#blackdog #blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #workinglinegsd #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #dogmodel #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

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This photo may not look like a big deal, just a photo of one of the world's spunkiest dogs sunning himself...But it is a big deal. He is the world's spunkiest dog, but that isn't what I'm getting at 🤣He's outside, on his bed, just chilling.No stress. No anxiety.In this crazy world we are currently living in, teach your dog how to chill out. Teach them relaxing on their own isn't the end.If they can chill and have no issues being alone, you can go out, go to work, do stuff with no fear of barking, destruction, escaping etc.Even when you take your dog out, practice chilling. Just stop.If you are continually going, doing, charging around, that is all your dog will know.Just stop. Smell the daisies 🌼. Not only is it relaxing, it is an excellent skill to teach not only your dog, but yourself 💗Train your dog.#blackdog#blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #workinglinegsd #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

Pawfect Behaviour
When you can hang out and just chill, watch the world go by and take it all in - life is great.Chilling with Kubo 💗Train your dog.#blackdog #blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #workinglinegsd #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

Pawfect Behaviour
Early Sunday morning ball play with the Stud Muffin.Even playing, Kubo has to bring the ball all the way back to me.I'm chilling with coffee here, he is the one wanting to hoon around in the rain 🤣I love this dog 😍Go have fun with your dog.Train your dog.#blackdog #blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #workinglinegsd #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

Pawfect Behaviour
I had a lovely morning this morning with my boy Kubo.We went out to a remote off lead dog park and played ball, tug and some cheeky games. We played together.I love the fact he doesn't care about other dogs or people.Don't get me wrong - I worked hard at being the centre of his universe.All the training and time spent with him is 1000% worth it 😍Train your dog.#blackdog #blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #workinglinegsd #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

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Lucky Dog 💔💗💔I'm sending love to my amazing Vets Belrose Veterinary HospitalThey loved this dog. I think they loved her almost as much as I did and still do.Lucky Dog had some serious surgery on both back legs there, but each time we'd go in for a check up, she'd try and run behind the reception desk to find Dr John 🙄. She knew where he was.Kubo does it too. Dr John or Dr Emily - he's not fussed. Loses his manners 🙄I feel unloved when I visit, but that is a sign of a magnificent veterinary practice.I did also work hard at having my dogs love the vet.Times are hard at the moment. Covid has seen us hand our dogs over to our vets to tend to them. We wait in the car.I understand being cranky at this. BUT I understand more the need to keep our vets and their teams safe.Don't be cranky. If you are, your dogs feel it - it makes things much harder. We need to be calm and trust our vets. They love our pets like we do.Work with our vets. We love them.Be patient. Be kind.Train your dog 💗#blackdog#bullybreed#dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #dogsofinstagram #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

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It's a glorious day for a swim 💗I took Kubo out for some chill time this morning.Just him and me 🥰😍🥰You can see here in these photos, he looks away from me for a moment - a dog ran at us from behind me - I wasn't aware of it until he looked.He didn't do anything, just looked back at me. Exposure/socialisation does NOT mean your dog has to interact with every dog they see.It does NOT mean they have to interact with every human they see.Each time you allow your dog to roam free and groove it up with everyone and everything else, you are losing points in your love bank.Your dog is having more fun with everyone and everything else - to the detriment of you.Go out and get your groove on WITH your dog!Show them where the reward comes from.Show them where the instruction comes from.Show them where the fun is at!If you are disconnected from your dog, how do you expect them to be able to listen to you, trust you or want to be with you when you are out?Fun and training is not just for home or backyard.Don't be lazy.BE with your dog.Play with your dog.Train your dog. ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

Pawfect Behaviour
Every morning Kubo and I have a coffee and chill time together, before I start my day.Here is The Stud Muffin - on his spot 💗Now it wasn't always this serene.. 😳I got into the habit of throwing his ball from my back porch, which jacked him up massively 🙄The back porch then became a trigger for excitement, rather than serenity.So, I set about changing his mindset.I would come out with my coffee and throw the ball just a couple of times. Then he was sent to 'place'.He initially found it easier to do place on his trampoline bed.We worked on building duration, then one day I invited him up onto the couch.It didn't take long for him to work out it was his spot, and he enjoys it.I truly enjoy my quiet time each morning with my boy 💗💗💗Have fun with your dog. Don't always 'do' with your dog. We always seem to walk, run, exercise... Take time to teach them to chill. It is a very important skill for them to learn, so they can just 'be' with you.Train your dog. ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

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This photo popped up in my feed today.You all knew The Queen - Daisy - and the beautiful dog to the left in the photo is Beth.I remember the day our very dear friends bought tiny Beth over to meet us - over 16 years ago 💔💗She was a graceful, kind little dog who liked Toby and The Queen.She even allowed Kubo to snatch the odd snog 💗Both of these beauties have left us.These glorious creatures leave us too soon physically, but they stay with us for ever in our hearts.I find myself looking at photos of all the incredible dogs who have left me physically and I can now remember things about them that bought me joy.I have been blessed with incredible dogs in my life. Each one adding to my knowledge, which in turn made me the trainer I am today.I am forever grateful 🥰Train your dog, but love them too.#dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #dogsofinstagram #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs #northernbeachespets ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

Pawfect Behaviour
Our morning quiet session interrupted by Kubo's girlfriend next door being fed.Kubo loves Luna 😍💗😍Train your dog.#blackdog #blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #workinglinegsd #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

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Put my beanbag next to Kubo's bed so I could have a snuggle while watching TV.Leave for a moment...Next minute... 😍🤣😍This dog - everything 💗Train your dog.#blackdog #blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #workinglinegsd #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

Pawfect Behaviour
From Monday, September 13, Pawfect Behaviour will be starting outdoor consultations in line with the new NSW Health regulations.I will only be operating on the Northern Beaches LGA and all clients must be fully vaccinated against Covid.Please email me at pawfectbehaviour@gmail.com ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

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I was out today with Kubo 💗You will notice I have the Mighty Kubo on a flexi lead!This doesn't mean you can saddle up and take your dog out on one every time you go out.I see lots of people out with their dogs on them lately.Here's what I see. The person is usually chatting away on a call and their dog is 3-5 meters in front of them, doing their own thing.Very disconnected. There's no partnership. Person and dog are doing their own thing.I don't get it...Now. I love Flexi leads. Those of you who have trained with me will know why.I'll tell you how I use mine for Kubo.I have 3 different lengths - 5 metres, 8 metres and 10 metres.I generally use the 5 metres, which is in this photo.I don't go out and disconnect, I put him on it and still expect the same level of manners that I would on a 2 metre lead.He has more freedom, which is a reward for him. If I ask him to 'heel', he comes in and heels. I will use it if he's had lots of walks, but have been on normal lead. I'll use it when I go bush and dogs have to be on lead. Today I was up at my local cemetery - dogs must be on lead, but I thought I'd let him have some freedom today. I love a Flexi as it can be used in early stages of training to shape check-ins, give more freedom, but still provide structure and you are in control.You can use them on bush walks where dogs are to be on lead, but they have a bit more freedom and you are still in control.Don't be lazy. Don't disconnect from your dog.Get out and have fun!Train your dog.#blackdog #blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #workinglinegsd #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

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Every now and again we have the Spice Girls - Cumin ( long hair ) and Wasabi ( short hair ) come to stay.Because Covid lockdown has thrown a spanner in those works, we haven't seen them or their gorgeous owner or their gorgeous Aunty Lou for quite a while.I miss the cheeky little girls who demand cuddles every second of the day and have the Mighty Kubo wrapped around their tiny dew claws.Hopefully things get back to normal at some point, so we can see them all again and they can take over the house - as they expect 💗Be patient. Be kind. But don't forget -Train your dog.#blackdog #blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #workinglinegsd #chihuahuasofinstagram #chihuahua #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

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Making the Darling Husband a cheese toasty.Feel something on my toe.Now.. is the Mighty Kubo helping? or hoping? 🤣😍🤣A piece of cheese did 'accidentally' fall off the bench...Couldn't resist the glorious manners 💗Train your dog.#blackdog #blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #workinglinegsd #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

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If you lay across your bed, so you can be on the carpet, but not and be ridiculously cute while doing it... 😍🤣The Mighty Kubo sleeps 💗Train your dog.#blackdog #blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #workinglinegsd #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

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Young Cody is a 5.5 month old Beagle x I have been working with.This lovely young lad was rescued by an amazing family.He is lacking some social skills, listening skills and impulse control.This little man has a gorgeous nature and truly wants to please.This young dude is where he needs to be and has an amazing future ahead!We go slowly, so he learns and loves training.He's pretty groovy 😍 and I'm a bit smitten 😍Train your dog.#beaglesofinstagram #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

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I came home from being out with Kubo a few days ago, to find this tee shirt on my key board.The darling husband organised it for me.When you lose a dog, you never forget them. They are always in your mind.When I look at this image, I can't help but get emotional.I still talk about Lucky Dog and I know she knows. Hug your dogs for me xoDon't forget though - Train your dog.#bullybreed #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

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Tonight I got caught up on YouTube training videos. I am a nerd and I was completely nerding out 🤣Covid. You have to have some outlets!Kubo's favourite spot normally is his bed up the front of the house.It is where he spends the night.Religiously he goes up to the front of the house, to that bed and that is where he konks out for the night.He is a bit of a stickler in the evening when he's tired and settling in, so I was surprised to see him on the bed behind my desk 😍Turn around, see him here... my heart melts. I am goo.In this crazy time, take the time to enjoy the little things you do with your dog.Take the time to appreciate them choosing to be with you in a healthy way.Train your dog.#blackdog#blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #workinglinegsd #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

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It is super groovy when you see things like this on your outings.This is a 'read and return' library I found in a street in Forestville.It has a collection of books and stamps and is on a trust system.It is gorgeous!In this Covid lockdown, I'm seeing some glorious community messages being left out for us to enjoy 💗We are living in crazy times at the moment. We need to be kind and considerate to each other.We also need to recognise that our emotions may make our dogs react differently than normal.Try to keep consistency in their training and your instruction.Structure. Engagement. Game play.Train your dog.#blackdog #blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #workinglinegsd #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

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For those of you who didn't know the infamous Lucky Dog...Here she is.This dog broke me as a trainer and rebuilt me.She has been the most difficult dog I have ever had to train.She was severely dog aggressive.I considered rehoming her... But struggled with the thought that if I couldn't 'fix' my dog... What sort of trainer am I.So I set about 'fixing' her. I set about understanding her. I set about clear communication with her. I set about establishing a solid foundation with her.I set about working with her.She became my right hand dog. She took her job seriously.She was phenomenal.This dog defined my training.Those of you who have been on the Pawfect Behaviour page for a while, will know of her.Our dogs need structure and guidance.In this incredibly stressful time, we need to step back and ensure we are doing the right thing for them.Train your dog.#blackdog#blackgsd#blackgermanshepherd #workinglinegsd #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

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About to have a WhatsApp chat with friends in Melbourne 😍💗😍No boys allowed 🤣The look on his face 🤣Kubo is not happy... 🤣Train your dog #blackdog #blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #workinglinegsd #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

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My boy ever so politely asking for his breakfast this morning 😭No breaky for the mighty Kubo - he's having a dental and check by the brilliant team Belrose Veterinary HospitalHe was taken from the back of my car by Kimberly and went with her without a backwards glance I might add. Sign of a very groovy vet team - and a very trusting dog 💗Now I'm waiting to hear from them, so I can go pick him up and give him a special dinner 💗😍💗Hug your dogs for me!Train your dog.#blackdog #blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #workinglinegsd #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

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International Dog Day.You all know the mighty Kubo.But for those of you who don't know my previous dogs - Lucky Dog, Meeka, Toby and of course - The Queen - Daisy.Each one of these dogs before Kubo, taught me something special.Lucky Dog ( the glorious tan dog ) taught me about humility. She was a difficult dog, her story is for another post, but she taught me patience and humility. She was incredible.Meeka - my extraordinary Rottweiler x Border Collie - taught me about precision. She taught me about timing. She was with me at the start of my training journey and we learned the basics together.She was also a dog who was extremely confident and very fair.Toby - Wire Haired Jack Russell Terrier x Chihuahua with one ear up and one ear down - taught me about canine meet and greet. He was the supreme gentleman.He was kind, insanely clever, thirsty to learn. He was 'The Man'. He was also the Taekwondo Mascot ❤️The Queen - Daisy. She's not long left us to join Lucky, Meeka and Toby - it still stings a bit when I think of her not being with me.She was crazy, aloof, picky, caring and another superb canine meet and greet dog.Most dogs wanted to be her friend, but she wrote the book on "treat them mean, keep them keen". It worked too. She was glorious. Just glorious.It brings us to Kubo. Everything I learned from my previous 4 dogs - all exemplary - I put into him.He's so groovy 😍❤️😍Hug your dogs for me.Train your dog.#blackdog#blackgsd#blackgermanshepherd #workinglinegsd #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

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International Dogs Day today.I had no idea when I was masked up and pounding around - at distance - the local cemetery with my friend Lorraine and her dog Remy.I found out when I got home.SO!Happy International Dogs Day!Here's a couple of photos of the spunkiest Workingline German Shepherd Dog on the face of the planet 💗😍💗The other spunky dog in the background with Lorraine is Remy, one of Kubo's best mates.Hug you dogs for me please xoAnd don't forget -Train your dog.#blackdog #blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #workinglinegsd #rescuedog #rescuedogsofinstagram #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

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February 24, 2018. Just arrived home from @monsimbeegermanshepherdsand meeting the darling husband for the first time.Kubo was 8 weeks old here 😍What a ride and I wouldn't change a single moment.#blackdog#blackgsd#blackgermanshepherd #workinglinegsd #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

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Eat that cheese and onion chip. Go on...The perfect Blue Steel stare...Kubo.Train your dog.#blackdog #blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #workinglinegsd #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #N#northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

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Consequences for actions Here's the thing.Kubo is a Monsimbee Working Line German Shepherd Dog. They are affectionately called 'Monsimbee Monsters'.Built to run. Built for stamina. Incredibly intelligent. Built for and love to work.He is either barreling around like a kid in a ball pit, or having a quick snooze so he can get back to it.There is NO 'slow' for my dog.So...I have decided to teach him how to 'walk'.Not on a lead - he's got groovy manners. Even walking on lead he has the glorious Shepherd glide.He's truly magnificent when he's doing his glide... But I digress.I want to teach him to just 'walk'. He finds it incredibly difficult. Even when he's dog tired ( see what I did there??? ) he's gliding 🙄A bit of Covid lock down fun.I have been playing around with this for a wee while.He has been coming along nicely. It is hard for him, but he's doing well and he is now starting to get it.This afternoon I decided to just have a quick training session.We had a play, then we did some heel work etc. THEN I asked him to walk.Well. He did perfectly the first time I asked. He got the game.Second time - he blew it. He got cheeky and charged me - full on for a game. I had to hold it in because he was SO cute, but I'd given him an instruction - he refused to comply.I didn't yell. I didn't go ballistic at him. I simply said 'nope' and went inside.He stood on the yard with a broken heart.Game over. That simple.Tomorrow, when I ask for 'walk' you can bet your bottom dollar he will give me a very slow walk for the distance I set 💗Discipline does NOT mean getting butch on your dog. It does mean teaching them what 'no' means and there is a consequence if they don't follow through!Train your dog.#blackdog #blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #workinglinegsd #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

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Masked up and out for an 8.25k walk this morning.We passed the glorious 'Spoonie' spot again and it has been added to!Thanks Spoonie creators - you made us smile again this morning 💗😍💗#blackdog #blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #workinglinegsd #rescuedog #rescuedogsofinstagram #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

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I seriously wish I look as sleek, svelte and sexy as Kubo does...Instead I look fat and hungry. I'm really hungry. The pantry is my favourite place!So I try to get out and stumble around the suburbs and find bush trails that Kubo loves... which make me breathe deeper into my oxygen mask and push forward!For him. I'd lay down for a snooze about now... but he's not having any of it.THAT'S what makes our dogs a gift. They don't care about the lockdown. They just care about being with us.Stop being human for a moment and look at it through our dogs eyes.Pure and simple.Good Lord... Get it together people!Get out and BE with your dogs! Stroll or stride!I can barely keep up with Kubo... But I try... Working Line German Shepherd... You get it... Or not...Kubo loves it when I'm out WITH him.This is the result after a 6.5k stumble today :D He loved it!Get out and BE with your dog.Train your dog.#blackdog #blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #workinglinegsd #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

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Accurate! 🤣Train your dog.#blackdog #blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #workinglinegsd #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

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Back from a 7k walk with this boy.I'm checking emails, Kubo is... supervising? 🤣Don't forget. When you go out, don't disconnect from your dog, BE with them.Train your dog.#blackdog #blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #workinglinegsd #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

Pawfect Behaviour
He sleeps... 💤💤He's doing the German Shepherd Dog purr... He's dreaming 💗Lordy I love this dog 💗Kubo.Train your dog.#blackdog #blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #workinglinegsd #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

Pawfect Behaviour
So. Kubo was disciplined today.He charged the back fence like a drug crazed hooligan.Not allowed.My backyard backs onto a council reserve. Last thing I want is to draw attention to the fact my back yard has a dog in it...So. As he charged the back corner of the fence, I immediately put him on place to cool his jets!In all honesty, I cannot tell you the last time Kubo was verbally disciplined. He rarely needs it.Even the most bomb proof dogs need structure and guidance.You do not have to go all brutal - I vehemently disagree with that - but structure and guidance is crucial for dogs.It is never about dominating your dog. It is about clear communication.Train your dog.#blackdog #blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

Pawfect Behaviour
Out hanging with this glorious creature today.I don't stay dry when he's swimming 🙄🤣When we got to the spot, we had it to ourselves.40 minutes in, more people turned up, our queue to skedaddle!It was as a lovely, quiet time though. A lot of fun with a bit of training thrown in 💗Go out and be with your dogs. Get off your phone!Train your dog.#blackdog #blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

Pawfect Behaviour
I'm now in a 5k radius of lockdownFor a lot of people this will be frightening, infuriating and restricting.I am not able to work.For me - it is an opportunity.An opportunity to practice calm.An opportunity to practice serenity.An opportunity to practice impulse control for myself.I've not been able to see my daughter or son in-law for 8 weeks.It is terribly trying. I need to chill. I need to focus forward.I FaceTime with them, tell them I love them, but I can't wrap my arms around them and hug them tight at the moment.So. This is an opportunity to continue practicing impulse control for me as well as for Kubo.An opportunity to practice looking into what I can do to help and improve my current circumstances.The current circumstances we are in are just getting more heavy. We can't fight them, we need to adapt. We need to roll with them.We are living in very upsetting times, but we can't let this take over.Personally, I am going to take time to breathe. Take time to think. Take time to evaluate.I am going to get through this. With my dog and the darling husband.So can you.Train your dog.#blackdog #blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

Pawfect Behaviour
Those of you who know my Kubo, know he is a rather ambivalent dog... until he decides to know you 🙄 Once he does, you are in the fold and you are never forgotten.He is a confident dude who will not back down if confronted.He is a working line German Shepherd Dog.His instincts are to protect. However - I do not always want him to do so.Here - I have to lead by example. I don't want him charging the door every time a courier comes.I don't want him charging the door every time the postie comes.I don't want him investigating people when we are out and about.With a dog that has such high drive and inbuilt instinct - I need to show him that what I have to offer far exceeds what is in front of him.I need to show him that I am more valuable than what is going on in front of him and that I am so much more motivating.He needs to understand where the value and the instruction is coming from.It is incredibly important to establish the core communion with your dog 💗They need to have confidence in following your instruction.Train your dog.#blackdog #blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

Pawfect Behaviour
One of my favourite times of day 💗First thing in the morning - Kubo and I sit quietly with a coffee.He's not a cuddly dog 😭 but he does like to ease into the day 😍Get your cuddles while you can 😉Also, the backyard is an excitement trigger for Kubo. We play a lot and train in the yard. Having him just chill out on his bed or the couch sometimes, is an important exercise too, so he is not always pestering to play. Train your dog.#blackdog #blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

Pawfect Behaviour
Out getting exercise today with Kubo and Pablo. On our way we passed this gorgeous little 'Spoonie' set up. Had to stop and take a photo with the boys.Such a lovely little thing to see that makes you stop, admire and smile 😍Then we took a photo of the two grubby boys on the hill towards the end of our walk 💗Stud Muffin and Stud Muffin Junior 🤣Stay safe everyone.Train your dog.#blackdog #blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #rescuedog #rescuedogsofinstagram #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

Pawfect Behaviour
Black dog. Orange eyes.Doesn't miss a thing.He's an old soul.Been here before 💗My Kubo.Kevin CaseTrain your dog.#blackdog #blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

Pawfect Behaviour
This morning I took Kubo out for his run.Kevin from Kevin Case came along and took some photos of the Stud Muffin doing his thing.An awesome photographer who just chilled out and took photos. Kubo thought he was pretty groovy.I can't wait to see if there are any more! Watch this space...Australia's Top Model - pfft - they can all shove over.Here comes Kubo 💗Train your dog.#blackdog#blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #dogmodel #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

Pawfect Behaviour
The face you pull when you know it's early, but you don't reeeeeeealy want to start the day yet... Kubo 😍💗😍Train your dog.#blackdog#blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

Pawfect Behaviour
Those of you who have been on my page for a while will remember this beauty.The dog I didn't want, but the dog I needed.Lucky Dog came to me a tiny, emaciated little thing aged about 4.5-5 months. Flea and fly bitten with some nasty scarring on her little body, I decided to feed her up, train her up and look for a home when she was ready.She stayed - of course she did.This dog was brilliant, stubborn, dog aggressive, cuddly, hilarious, performed the best zoomies in town and became my best working dog.She understood better than I did in sessions when the other dogs had had enough.She understood better than I did what was needed and made me look good.Geeze she made me work...She was my teacher, I was her student.She was one of the brightest lights that graced my life, but that dimmed far too early.She didn't make it to her 5th birthday. That was 3.5 years ago. Now I have the incredible Kubo.I'm getting lots of memories of her cropping up in my feeds, and I can smile about her now.Feeling a little melancholy today 💗💔💗Hug your dog for me please.And don't forget -Train your dog xo#rescuedog #bullybreed #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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