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1 day ago

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It's been a very groovy day today πŸ’—I saw two glorious dogs today who have made huge improvements in their training.Props goes to their phenomenal owners though.If you don't put in the work, we can't make progress. These guys put in the work and Luna and Poppy are smashing it πŸ’—We met up at the park and worked on them today on a 5 metre long line.This way, we are still in control, but we are giving the dog a bit more opportunity to make choices.Today both Luna and Poppy were amazing! Completely relaxed and found their owners on the end of the lead.Today we also talked about "looking" at the dog in the moment. Being aware of their body language.Stopping before they become overwhelmed.Adding structure into the mix and having them 'think' more about what to do.Strong markers so the dog understands the communication.Again, it is about putting the time in for training and "looking" at your dog in the moment.Each moment is different.Train your dog.#blackdog #blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #workinglinegsd #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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3 days ago

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Here I am... Doodied up. Good Lord - I'm SO not comfy 🀣The darling husband and I went away for a couple of days so we could attend a friend's wedding.The things you do for people you care about πŸ’—I had to take the day to apply the spac-fill 🀣 and clothes that weren't sneakers and jeans... 🀣If you teach your dog about impulse control, you can take them any where.I also heard after the ceremony that I had a client who saw me - they were in the restaurant - they told people I was their dog trainer... πŸ’—I wish you'd come and seen me πŸ’—I don't post photos of myself very often because I'm 'old' 🀣 but I'm proud of my boy πŸ’—Train your dog.#blackdog #blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #workinglinegsd #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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6 days ago

Pawfect Behaviour
We've slipped away for a couple of nights with Kubo.If you look at photo 2 and 3, we've not long arrived at our little cottage and he's a bit fired up. Photo 1 - chilled and relaxed after unpacking and having a play and train session in the yard, then dinner πŸ’—Teach your dog about impulse control.Teach your dog to switch off.Train your dog.#blackdog#blackgsd#blackgermanshepherd #workinglinegsd #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

Pawfect Behaviour
You all know the feeling πŸ’—#blackdog #blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #workinglinegsd #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

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Baby Heidi πŸ˜πŸ’—πŸ˜Heidi is a 12 week old Rottweiler - Kubo thinks she is very groovy πŸ’—She is with a family of three glorious, energetic boys, so needs to learn how to be with them in an appropriate manner, instead of grabbing clothing and jumping up on them.We did some training with the boys, then Kubo came out for a session with her.Structured play with a very calm, balanced dog is everything.Heidi was a bit tired when Kubo came out, but he controlled the situation beautifully.I stopped play when she was getting too hyper, so she could settle down and reset.You need to be able to teach your puppy to go to an acceptable level of play and not beyond. Lots of repetition.Train your dog.#puppytraining#rottweilerpuppy #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #blackdog #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

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Herbie the Pug came to visit today. He lives 3 doors up from us!We did long line work with him and also did some work with him around Kubo.It isn't all about the crazy play. Your dog should be able to 'hang out' with other dogs.Here baby Herbie is doing magnificent job of just hanging out... and being impossibly cute too... πŸ’—He is a little lad with a HUGE personality 😍Train your dog.#blackdog #blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #pugpuppy #puppytraining #pug #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

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We had a visit from our great friend Avery - @apex_professional_dog_training - today!Scent detection dog - Zulu and baby Echo came along and hung out with us too.While I was busy snuggling Zulu and chatting with Avery, Uncle Kubo kept baby Echo entertained 😍Check out the airborne action shot of Echo jumping off the bed 🀣The three boys had a wild time hooning around the yard in the rain together πŸ’—Then it was time to pack up the crew and head off home.Was a short visit, but a super one 😍Train your dog.#blackdog #blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #workinglinegsd #puppy #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

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We are at the end of a very soggy week.Entering into another very soggy week.Don't let the soggy get you down!Don't let it interfere with training.Don't let it set toilet training back.Get out in it people!A little precipitation is a groovy thing!Enjoy it.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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Today I had to do some stuff up at the Supacentre, so I decided to do a training session with Kubo in the car park.It was noisy, busy and lots of people stopping to watch us.We loose lead walked through Pet Stock and I bought him a treat ☺️He was brilliant 😍Don't let training be boring. Get creative. 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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The Pawfect Behaviour vehicle blew a tyre on our way home from the Farm stay last week 😳I have been tootling around with the weird looking, yellow spare tyre for a few days...Today I picked up the new tyre and my fabulous mechanic put it on for me.I took the opportunity to have Kubo watch.The machine he used to take the bolts off and on was loud.Learning, exposure and experiencing new things isn't just for puppies.Training doesn't stop at puppy class!Train your dog.#blackdog #blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #workinglinegsd #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

Pawfect Behaviour
Being a creep 😍Glorious ❀️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
Kubo πŸ’—We are back from our quick get away.Here he is flaked out...Pretty much how I am when I get home to my own bed and pillows after a holiday...That first night home after being away - in your own bed - is the BEST night sleep 🀣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
We are home and Kubo is looking as tired as I feel.We were in a cottage on 148 acres of paddock with cows, sheep and chickens.Chickens he's seen before. Cows and sheep - never.First afternoon we did some fun training, play and had a bit of a sniff/scope around, then we were good.Our little cottage was waaaay too small to put his crate up in, so I utilised his knowledge of place training both inside and outside.Lead wasn't necessary.When your dog WANTS to be with you...When your dog knows the boundaries...When your dog has terrific impulse control...When your dog listens to you...You have a dog you can take anywhere, any time.On our way home the Pawfect vehicle blew a tire πŸ™„Fortunately we were right near a service station just after the airport.We pulled in, emptied out the boot - Kubo's massive crate and all the dog stuff... It took a while...The darling husband put the non-groovy spare tire on, then we made our way home.Kubo handled all that without batting an eye. Take the time to layer up the foundation for 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
Last morning of holiday. Kubo's face sums it up nicely... πŸ˜”Packing up and coming home today.It's been a lovely few days away with family, the darling husband and Kubo πŸ’—Time for a last tankard of coffee, then homeward bound.We are hitting the ground running - two sessions this afternoon - one is a 5pm... Wine O'clock!!! 😳🀣Train your dog.#blackdog #blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

Pawfect Behaviour
The darling husband and I are away for a few days 😍The cottage we are staying in is tiny and has no room for Kubo's crate.Fortunately, he is well versed with place training.He has a mat for outside to stay on when instructed and one inside as well.When we arrived, I took Kubo out for some ball play around the cottage, then we all went for an explore through the paddocks.No lead necessary, as he knows to check in, listen and not barrel off to go swimming in the dam πŸ™„πŸ€£Cows, sheep, horses, chickens - he's seen them all now.The resident chocky Labrador - Milo came up for a meet and greet with us - beautifully mannered.I often get asked 'how' I got Kubo to be so fabulously responsive...Time, practice, training, patience. Fun training in different scenarios over and over again, until he was trustworthy in each one.He was also extensively worked on long lines up until the age of about 18 months. He never got the opportunity to make the choice to run off or ignore an instruction.My magnificent beast will be 4 years old in December 😳 His training didn't happen overnight. He was coached along - every step.People are ALWAYS asking me 'when can my dog go off lead?'...We humans are SO impatient...It depends on YOUR depth of consistency and training.You want a dog that recalls every single time?You want a dog that WANTS to be with you rather that barreling up to other people or dogs?You want a dog you can take anywhere?Take the time to put the time into training.Be the person that other people look at, and wish that their dog was like yours.Train your dog.#blackdog #blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

Pawfect Behaviour
The darling husband and I are off to a farm stay tomorrow with Kubo and family for a few days.He knows something is up 🀣😍🀣Seriously - he has more stuff packed in the car than both the darling husband and I put together!When you take your dog away with you - make a check list for them.Bedding, crate, food, bowls, leads, long lines, toys, poo bags.When you get to your destination, take your dog for a lovely, enjoyable sniff around. Play with them. Once that is done, pop them into their crate to chill out and acclimate for a while.Take time to show them the boundaries.Train your dog.#blackdog #blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

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This video won't win Kubo and I any Oscars or Grammys, but I thought I'd take a moment to show you what he is doing while the darling husband and I are not paying attention to him.The darling husband and I are going away next week with Kubo.Now, I'm vacuuming out the dog vehicle and the darling husband is spreading mulch.Neither of us are able to 100% watch Kubo while we are working.So - to ensure he is set up to win - he's on tie up. The lead is 10 metres long and he has freedom to wander around within the boundary of the lead.He can even hop up into his car crate if he wants to.It is an easy thing to do. When you are out gardening, washing the car - whatever - set your dog up to win.Pop them on a place where they are safe, comfortable and can see you.Have a bed there and a toy or two.Train your dog.#blackdog #blackgsd #workinglinegsd #blackgermanshepherd #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

Pawfect Behaviour
Kubo, The Stud Muffin made a few appearances in puppy sessions today πŸ’—When he comes out, he is pretty intimidating - people are worried - but when they see him with their tiny puppies, they are in awe.While he was working his magic with some of the pups today, we talked about impulse control and what to look for while your puppy is playing with another pup or dog.You need to find the level of play where they are lovely, equal and fair in play. It should stay at that level.Many people make the mistake of letting play go way too long - it becomes feral, dirty play.People are also amazed when I call Kubo out of play, away from their pup, to go onto his bed.Here's the thing.If your puppy has become a Velociraptor while playing - they won't have the ability to be able to listen, but they will also learn inappropriate play.They won't learn subtle signals in play. It won't be even, fair or fun.Take the time to teach them about impulse control.Train your dog.#blackdog#blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #workinglinegsd #dogtraining #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

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My Kubo playing with 14 week old Bassett Hound - Harry πŸ’—Play should not be the type of crazy you experience while banging around in a mosh-pit at a heavy metal concert πŸ™„Play should be calm, even and fair. Each dog taking turns in play.Not boring - fair. Even. Fun on both sides.If your dog goes crazy, they have no concept of equal, fair play. It's dirty play.Teach your dog about impulse control.You can see Kubo is checking in with me here - listening to me, but being kind and gentle with puppy Harry.I love my boy πŸ’—Train your dog.#blackdog#blackgsd#blackgermanshepherd #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

Pawfect Behaviour
Ready for action...Any time...Any where...I'm having coffee my boy.Chill for now πŸ™„πŸ˜Train your dog.#blackdog #blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #workinglinegsd #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

Pawfect Behaviour
Meet Harry πŸ˜πŸ’—πŸ˜Harry is a 14 week old Bassett Hound who is gracing us with his presence for a few hours this morning.Harry has already stumbled over his gloriously huge feet, stepped on his overly long ears, dragged those overly long ears through a water bowl, then proceeded to mop my floors with them...Kubo rather loves him...I am going to endeavour to do some emails...This morning is going to be very entertaining πŸ˜πŸ€£πŸ’—#bassethound #puppytraining #blackdog #blackgsd #dogtraining #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

Pawfect Behaviour
I had a friend of mine pop in this morning so we could do some training with her puppy - 15 week old Heidi 😍Super smart little chick - soaked up the training as fast as we could dish it out!As you can see here, I think I broke her... πŸ€£πŸ˜πŸ’—Awesome seeing you again Sarah - I take being favourite Aunty VERY seriously!Train your dog.@scruffysdogs#puppyclass #puppytraining #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

Pawfect Behaviour
10 week old Herbie came to puppy class today.Herbie lives 3 doors up from me 😍Initially he was a little shy, but it didn't take him long to realise Aunty Lozzipop is best πŸ’—He met the darling husband and became friends.He will meet Uncle Kubo next time, so he can learn about groovy game play and big, black dogs aren't scary!Train your dog.#pugpuppy #puppyclass #puppytraining #dogtraining #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

Pawfect Behaviour
Tried to get him rolling around in the beanbag playing with his teddy πŸ’—He spotted the camera and just froze... 🀣Apparently playing with your teddy is not to be put up on social media... 🀣Pfft...Train your dog.#blackdog#blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #workinglinegsd #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

Pawfect Behaviour
It is going to be wet for the next week or so.I happen to love the rain, so does Kubo.Rainy weather though, does seem to see toilet training slide backwards for puppies.I hear - * My puppy won't go out in the rain,* My puppy hates the rain.And so on...Here's the thing - If you stand at the door, not wanting to go out in the rain with your puppy, THEY won't want to go out either!Brolly up and go out in it. Play with your puppy in it! It is a fabulous training opportunity!Don't teach them that getting wet is a negative thing. Teach them to shake it off!Train your dog.#blackdog#blackgsd#blackgermanshepherd #workinglinegsd #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

Pawfect Behaviour
If you see someone with their dog out and about, who obviously doesn't want to let their dog run amok with everyone else... Control your dog and respect their space.It is as simple as that.Today Kubo and I were minding our business, when a dog walker allowed the dogs in their care to bust into our bubble.Don't get me wrong, Kubo is very social, but I don't allow him to race around like a Velociraptor with unknown dogs when I'm out.One of the dogs was on a long line, which was dropped, obviously to allow that dog to 'join in'.Here's the thing.When you have your dog off lead - they should be under effective control. It doesn't matter where you are.If you can't recall your dog immediately, they should not be off lead.If you see people and their dog obviously not wanting to 'join in', do not let your dog barge over.Train your dog.#blackdog#blackgsd#blackgermanshepherd #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

Pawfect Behaviour
Halloween πŸ‘½πŸ’€πŸ•ΈοΈπŸ•·οΈπŸŽƒSo - what does a dog trainer do? Put up a Halloween thingy with a peeing dog statue!!!Kubo wasn't having a bar of dress ups today...To my Halloween people - do not leave me with all the lollies... I'm fat enough as it is!!! πŸ˜”πŸ™„πŸ€£Happy Halloween everyone πŸ’—#blackdog #blackgsd #Halloween #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

Pawfect Behaviour
Game play in puppy class.Here is little Miss Brixton playing in a puppy session.We had little Tibetan Terrier - Yeshi playing close by.Both pups were involved in their own bubble and not interested in bursting in on each other.It is important to layer up that foundation.Teach your puppy where the fun is at, where the instruction comes from, where the reward is - how to find you on the end of the lead.Both pups here are working on 5 metre leads.Train your dog.#blackdog #bordoodle #puppyclass #puppytraining #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

Pawfect Behaviour
Trying to stretch out sore muscles this afternoon.I had company... πŸ™„So helpful 😍Train your dog.#blackdog #blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #workinglinegsd #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

Pawfect Behaviour
8 week old Rottweiler puppy - Heidi - is here for a quick visit this afternoon πŸ˜πŸ’—πŸ˜She's so cuddly...She arrived at her family's house yesterday and we were scheduled to have a puppy session this afternoon.Heidi wasn't having it, so her owner - Caitlyn and I decided to leave her with me for a short time to see if I could get some engagement and a wee bit of training done.We've had a little play, she's met Kubo, we've done some engagement work, now she is in her crate.I hope Caitlyn forgets to pick her up...Train your dog.#blackdog #rottweiler #rottweilerpuppy #puppytraining #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

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Melancholy day today.I am getting lots of memories coming up from the outstanding dogs I have had in my life, who have passed.The Queen - Daisy, Lucky Dog, Meeka and the world's most gentle gentleman - Toby.I miss them every single day.They leave you physically, but are always with you. You just need to take the time to be still - they are there.Hug your dogs for me.Train your dogs.#dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #blackdog #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

Pawfect Behaviour
I had a good friend of mine pop in for a visit last night πŸ’—Avery Keller Here is Zulu looking rather royal next to the Stud Muffin πŸ˜πŸ’—πŸ˜Covid wasn't kind last time Avery was here, so we made the most of it last night.Kubo has never met Zulu or Avery.However, both Kubo and Zulu are both verbally compliant - 100%They are both masters at impulse control.What that means is when asked, they listen. Simple as that.When you teach your dog to 'switch off' they do.When you teach your dog where the value lies... You can take your dog anywhere.Sad to wave them both off at 6.30am this morning xoTrain your dog.#blackdog #blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #blacklabrador #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

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I truly love what I do.I love meeting your dogs, I love watching them learn, I love watching the bond develop between dog and owner.Then along comes pure breed Kelpie - Clairmon. He is just on 11 weeks.His owner - Jane is amazing. I have also done everything in my power to distract her, so I can run off with him.The eyes... I mean - really?Train your dog.#kelpiesofinstagram #kelpiepuppy #puppyclass #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

Pawfect Behaviour
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2 months ago

Pawfect Behaviour
It was a day filled with puppies yesterday and I cuddled them all 😍Here is 12 week old Chilli.She is learning about going to her bed here and staying on it.She was also on a 5 metre lead so we could do recall work, engagement and teach her about movement on the lead.She is a glorious little fire cracker of a puppy and her owners are doing a super job with her!Can't wait to see her again for her last session πŸ’—#puppyclass #puppytraining #staffysofinstagram #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

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The world needs to meet Lenny πŸ’—I had a session with this glorious 17 week old boy today and his lovely owner.Little Lenny was attacked by an off lead dog and is now displaying signs of aggression towards other dogs he sees.He feels the need to make himself big and noisy, to try and keep them away 😒I bought Kubo out to lounge around in the session.Lenny did try and scare him off, but it didn't work.We taught Lenny about bravery and confidence and he was amazing 😍I'm seeing him again in a couple of weeks - his owner has some homework to do on the meantime.Can't wait to see him again!Train your dog.#blackdog #kelpiesofinstagram #kelpiepuppy #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

Pawfect Behaviour
Recall.I am getting lots of enquiries about recall lately.The dogs in question are usually young adolescent dogs, who have been given way too much freedom before solid foundations have been established.If your dog doesn't want what you have...If your dog finds other people and/or dogs more fun than you...If your dog only knows you are fun in the home or backyard...If your dog doesn't 100% engage with you when out...Then how - on this fabulous Earth - can you expect your dog to come back to you when they are out, haring about the place having the world's best time... Without you?People seem to be so fixated with the idea these days, that their dogs need to 'run' off their energy.People seem to be so fixated with the idea these days, that their dogs need to barrel around the dog park to 'socialise' with other dogs.People seem to be so fixated with the idea these days, that their dog needs to go for a walk.People are forgetting crucial steps in their dog's training.Build a solid foundation where your dog learns boundaries, can follow instruction and loves engaging and playing with you.Teach your dog to WANT to be with you.Take the time to put the training in.Train your dog. #blackdog #blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #workinglinegsd #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

Pawfect Behaviour
Impulse control.If your dog is well versed with it, they have the ability to switch on and off in arousal levels, make good choices and listen to instruction.Most often, people are busy taking their dogs out to walk them, or to off lead dog parks to let them act like they are in a mosh pit at a heavy metal concert 😳Then, they want to take their dog on a picnic, whereby said dog cannot remain still.If you do not take the time to teach your dog to stop and just be still, they won't be able to.If you constantly go out and 'do' stuff with your dog, they will learn that outings mean movement, excitement and hyper arousal.How then, can you expect them to sit with you while you enjoy a coffee?You can't, therefore the dog gets left at home 😒Kubo is here just chilling.Train your dog.#blackdog#blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #workinglinegsd #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

Pawfect Behaviour
Lead walking.It takes time and practice.Lots and lots of practice.Most people just want to take their dog for a walk.They don't teach their dog about a conversation on the lead first.They don't teach their dog about pressure and release.It takes time and many, many repetitions in a quiet environment.Then it is many more repetitions in a slightly busier environment and so on.Destination and duration happens, but you have to be patient.In order to have a two way conversation on the lead with your dog, you need to teach them how to move with you. How to follow you.It isn't hard, it just takes time.Train your dog.#blackdog #blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #workinglinegsd #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months 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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2 months ago

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

Pawfect Behaviour
It's chilly 😍Night everyone πŸ’—#blackdog #blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #workinglinegsd #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

Pawfect Behaviour
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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2 months ago

Pawfect Behaviour
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 months ago

Pawfect Behaviour
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 months ago

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

Pawfect Behaviour
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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2 months ago

Pawfect Behaviour
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 πŸ’—Train your dog.#blackdog#blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #workinglinegsd #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months 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 πŸ’—Train your dog.#blackdog #blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #workinglinegsd #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months 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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