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1 day ago

Pawfect Behaviour
This teddy is Patrick.Patrick is nearly 60 years old. I got him when I was around 6 months old.Piper found him and thinks he should be hers.No Piper. Mine. Sorry πŸ˜‰I've since moved Patrick to a safe place and I am now being subjected to grumbling and stares... 🀣They make a pretty cute picture though πŸ’—πŸ˜πŸ’—#kelpiecross #kelpiemix#dogtraining#dogtrainer #northernbeachespets #northernbeachespuppies #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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2 days ago

Pawfect Behaviour
That was a doozy of a storm 😳Some of the thunder claps startled Piper, so I went out and played with her and just chilled.This was at the beginning. She whizzed around the yard a couple of times, then ran inside with wet feet πŸ™„When the storm intensified, Kubo and Piper were popped in their crates with a bone each.We also had Luna from next door here with a bone as well.All good now πŸ’•. Hopefully everyone managed to stay dry and safe xxx ... See MoreSee Less
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3 days ago

Pawfect Behaviour
Seems our next door neighbours are having a do.Stuff is happening, people coming and going, so we are taking the time to just chill and watch.Not being creepers... 🀣Movement makes Piper rather excited, so we are learning to just chill, as opposed to feeling the need to join in...No FOMO here... πŸ˜‰Take the time.Train your dog.#blackdog#blackgsd#blackgermanshepherd #kelpiecross #kelpiemix #dogtraining #dogtrainer #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeachespets #northernbeachespuppies #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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6 days ago

Pawfect Behaviour
I get asked time and again about crate training.There is still this way of thinking that it is cruel.Look at this photo.Piper literally heaves a sigh of relief when I pop her into her crate to 'switch off'.She is a very high drive dog. I got her at 16 weeks, I'm working on her "off" switch.Crates are your dog's bedroom.A place where they are safe, can completely relax and just let go.Crates aren't cruel. They are a haven for your dog. Take the time.Train your dog.#kelpiecross#kelpiemix#dogtraining #dogtrainer #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeachespets #northernbeachespuppies #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

Pawfect Behaviour
Seriously... πŸ’•How can you not be happy when you look up and see this 😍πŸ₯ΉπŸ˜Just doing a bit of stuff before we go out for an explore πŸ’—Take the time.Train your dog.#blackdog #blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #kelpie #kelpiecross #dogtraining #dogtrainer #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeachespets #northernbeachespuppies #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

Pawfect Behaviour
A spot has opened up for the intensive 5 week course beginning this coming Saturday - February 17 - 11.30am.Each session is 60 minutes in duration and there are only 3 dogs per course.Run in Frenchs Forest.You will learn about the value of impulse control, clear communication, why engagement is so important and much, much more.Email me at pawfectbehaviour@gmail.com for further details.Take the time.Train your dog.#dogtraining #dogtrainer #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeachespets #northernbeachespuppies #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

Pawfect Behaviour
Out today to do some gentle training, mainly - with Piper - but Kubo came along for the ride.Expectations today - * Independence from Kubo, * Sniff and explore, but recall immediately when asked,*Watch the dogs in the other area, but recall immediately when asked,* Move with me, when I move.Her run line was shorter today, but I didn't need to use it once.If you spend the time layering up a strong foundation when your dog is young, that foundation can be built on as your dog matures.You then have a dog that is easy to take anywhere.I got Piper at around 16 weeks. I'm currently building my strong foundation with her - things I need my dogs to know - the basics will follow in time.Take the time.Train your dog.#blackdog #blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #kelpie #kelpiecross #kelpiemix #dogtraining #dogtrainer #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeachespets #northernbeachespuppies #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

Pawfect Behaviour
After a hectic weekend of wedding celebrations and interstate visitors - it's now quiet.The darling husband and I took the dogs out earlier this evening for some exercise for them and us.The darling husband and Kubo were inside the dog park, Piper and I were barreling around the outside.Piper is overly social. She forgets where her centre is when she's hyper. She forgets to check in. We are practicing this everywhere and anywhere.We practiced walking, paying attention, ignoring scooters, prams and people running.Both dogs were glorious πŸ₯°πŸ˜πŸ₯°They are now both snoring away πŸ’—Check out my boy's muscles 😍Take the time.Train your dog.#blackdog #blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #kelpiecross #kelpiemix #dogtraining #dogtrainer #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeachespets #northernbeachespuppies #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

Pawfect Behaviour
Our feels this morning πŸ₯ΉπŸ˜πŸ’€Youngest daughter is now married and will be off on her honeymoon with her husband this afternoon πŸ’—Eldest daughter is flying back to Melbourne with her beautiful partner this afternoon πŸ₯ΉSisters and Brothers-in-law are also off to Melbourne this morning πŸ₯ΉOne of my best friends who I've known since I was 18 years old flies back to Melbourne with her glorious husband and equally glorious daughter this morning πŸ₯ΉIt's been an amazing few days seeing and spending an important occasion with people we love πŸ’•Take the time.Train your dog.#blackdog #blackgsd #kelpiecross #kelpiemix #dogtraining #dogtrainer #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeachespets #northernbeachespuppies #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

Pawfect Behaviour
Big day tomorrow!!!!! 😍Kubo and Piper are in the Kennel.Youngest daughter is getting married tomorrow πŸ’—Eldest daughter arrived a little while ago πŸ’—Nails done. Tan applied.Shirts ironed. Dresses ironed. Shoes, belts, clutches - everything has been checked and double checked.Necessity bag packed - bandaids, hair clips, hair bands, hair spray, Panadol, antistatic - you name it... I've got it!I shall be tottering around in a dress, makeup and heals tomorrow... πŸ˜³πŸ™„ A far cry from my normal attire 🀣Keep your fingers crossed I don't break an ankle 🀞One more sleep πŸ’—Take the time.Train your dog.#dogtraining#dogtrainer #northernbeachespets #northernbeachespuppies #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs #kelpiecross #kelpiemix #blackdog #blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

Pawfect Behaviour
Wasabi... Post mani/pedi πŸ’•When Wasabi came to me she needed mild sedation to have her claws done.Over time and with patience I didn't know I had, she now loves the Dremel πŸ’—Take the time.Train your dog.#chihuahua #chiuahuasofinstagram #dogtraining #dogtrainer #northernbeachespets #northernbeachespuppies #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

Pawfect Behaviour
When you finally crash... And use your teddy for a pillow πŸ₯ΉπŸ˜Piper πŸ’•#kelpiecross #kelpiemix #dogtraining #dogtrainer #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeachespets #northernbeachespuppies #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

Pawfect Behaviour
Finished sessions for this weekend.My intensive, older dog group have one more session to go, to tidy stuff up.They are a fun, amazing group who have done the work.My Junior group had week 2 and we had a ripper time. I have 3 very different, very energetic 4.5-5 month old pups in this group who are learning about boundaries, clear listening and we are working on clarity of communication, importance of engagement and the power of game play.I had a couple of 1:1 sessions on Saturday for some anxiety issues.Today I had my last session with two special little rescue pups - Herbie and Nylah πŸ’—Cracking, feisty little pups who I could easily have run away with πŸ˜‰Week 3 for my Thursday puppy class and a new puppy class starting this coming Wednesday.Schools are back, so my therapy dog sessions will begin again.Busy!Take the time.Train your dog.#puppyclass #puppy #puppytraining #dogtraining #dogtrainer #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeachespets #northernbeachespuppies #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

Pawfect Behaviour
New puppy class starting next Wednesday, February 7 - 5.30pm. I only have 2 spots left.Held at Belrose Veterinary Hospital I am also starting an intensive 5 week course for adolescent dogs - Saturday, February 17. I only have one spot left for that course.Email me at pawfectbehaviour@gmail.com for all the details.Take the time.Train your dog.#dogtraining#dogtrainer#northernbeachespets #northernbeachespuppies #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

Pawfect Behaviour
These two.I mean... Seriously πŸ’•πŸ˜πŸ’•Kubo and Piper πŸ’—Take the time.Train your dog.#blackdog #blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd#kelpiecross #dogtraining #dogtrainer #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeachespets #northernbeachespuppies #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

Pawfect Behaviour
**NEW PUPPY CLASS**My next puppy class starts Wednesday, February 7th - 5.30pm Belrose Veterinary Hospital The course runs over 4 weeks and each session is 60 minutes in duration.There are only two more spots left!Tiny classes so lots of 1:1 attention.Email me at pawfectbehaviour@gmail.com for more details.Take the time.Train your dog.#puppyclass#puppytraining #northernbeachespets #northernbeachespuppies #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

Pawfect Behaviour
Took Piper up to my local shopping centre this morning.She's overly social - both dogs and people - so I'm working on her engagement and impulse control while out. This is something I would have started at 8-9 weeks like I did with Kubo, however, she was 16ish weeks when I adopted her.It is going to take many, many, many repetitions for her to realise the fun isn't outside our bubble, but rather, in it πŸ’—I stayed in a low stimulus area where she could see people walking by, but just far enough away that she could still make great choices.It was a super session that was ended on a high.Proud of this little dog 😍#kelpiecross #dogtraining #dogtrainer #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeachespets #northernbeachespuppies #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

Pawfect Behaviour
Intensive 5 week course starting Saturday, February 17 at 10am.Adolescent dogs.Each session goes for 60 minutes.3 dogs only in the course - only 2 spots left.Run in Frenchs Forest.Email me at pawfectbehaviour@gmail.com for further details.Take the time.Train your dog.#dogtraining #dogtrainer #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeachespets #northernbeachespuppies #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

Pawfect Behaviour
Busy chatting with a friend on line with Season 2 of The Witcher playing.Madam is obviously seeking some attention...She got it... πŸ˜πŸ’•πŸ€£Biggest personality πŸ’—#blackdog #kelpiecross #dogtraining #dogtrainer #northernbeachespets #northernbeachespuppies #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

Pawfect Behaviour
Setting up for my 10.30am puppy class this morning.While I'm getting organised, Kubo and Piper are required to chill on their beds.We will do some fun stuff shortly, but I need to concentrate on getting my class things organised first... and do this post... πŸ˜ƒTeaching your dog to just chill is a crucial part of foundation training.My dogs are relaxed and waiting. They are entertained by watching people walk past - Kubo is solid, but sometimes Piper thinks she needs to go join in... πŸ™„πŸ€£Teaching them the value of place training means you can take your dog to pubs, restaurants, picnics - anywhere you go that is dog friendly.I love taking my dogs out πŸ’—Take the time.Train your dog.#blackdog #blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #kelpie #kelpiecross #dogtraining #dogtrainer #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeachespets #northernbeachespuppies #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

Pawfect Behaviour
This chick. Hilarious 🀣😍πŸ₯°Having a quiet wine and watching some TV. Madam feels the need to have contact tonight.Too hot to cuddle, but this is her version 🀣. I'll take it!Hope everyone had a lovely day and I hope you all managed to stay cool 😳Take the time.Train your dog.#kelpiecross #dogtraining #dogtrainer #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeachespets #northernbeachespuppies #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

Pawfect Behaviour
Out and about very early this morning with these two.It's going to be stinking hot today.I leave out trays of water for the lizards and birds and lots of fresh water for my dogs.My dogs will be inside, in the air-conditioning for most of today.I took them out for a walk/sniff early to get some energy out. Check on those who may need some help in this heat today guys.Try and stay cool and safe xxxHappy Australia Day! Take the time.Train your dog.#kelpiecross #blackdog #blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #dogtraining #dogtrainer #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeachespets #northernbeachespuppies #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

Pawfect Behaviour
This, most cheeky, devilish of all big ears is 7 months old tomorrow πŸ’—I've had her 3 months. Rude almost racing into asshat phase, but it is what it is.Today her freedom has been rescinded. She's out for play, out for training, out for supervised free time, then crate or tie up. The change in her attitude this morning has been remarkable.By simply helping her to cool her jets, she's thinking, clear headed and much calmer.You can give freedom and privileges, but you can also rescind them.She's full throttle adolescent phase. She is going to test the waters. If she thinks she can get away with it, she is all in...It's my job to coach her along the way and keep her on track, without crushing her gloriously, stubborn, larger than life personality!!!Won't take me long... But I will need to draw on my bottomless well of patience. And wine... Lots of wine... 😳😍Take the time.Train your dog.#blackdog #kelpiecross #dogtraining #dogtrainer #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeachespets #northernbeachespuppies #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

Pawfect Behaviour
Madam has been trying today - to put it mildly... πŸ™„She has truly entered asshole adolescent phase.Pushy, nippy, not listening, jumping up to mug my hand while holding a toy, running under the table when called 🀬So...I am enjoying a drink, thinking about my plan of attack for tomorrow, while she watches me from her bedroom.Kubo is lying in front of the crate - I think he knows she's in for some reminders tomorrow πŸ˜‰Even trainers are tried sometimes!Only human.Take the time.Train your dog.#kelpie#kelpiecross#dogtraining #dogtrainer #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeachespets #northernbeachespuppies #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

Pawfect Behaviour
Out and about this morning with these two glorious creatures.I was solo this morning as the darling husband had work.I took them up to St Ives and we had a run in the main dog area for a few minutes, then we leashed up and went off for an explore.We didn't just walk, we got on stuff, climbed over stuff, sniffed around - all the while being well mannered on lead.Don't be boring on walks. Make them fun for your dog. Be with them.Take the time.Train your dog.#blackdog#blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #kelpie #kelpiecross #dogtraining #dogtrainer #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeachespets #northernbeachespuppies #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

Pawfect Behaviour
Home from our fabulous vets - @belroseveterinaryhospital Piper had her heartworm vaccination and Kubo had all his vaccinations done.We are putting the dogs into kennels a couple of times this year.The first stay is for my daughter's wedding, the second is for a holiday with the darling husband πŸ’—The kennel requires up to date vaccinations, so the dogs are done and vaccination records emailed to the kennel facility.Both dogs were given a clean bill of health, though Kubo could be a wee bit lighter πŸ™„...Piper did very well, though she let the Northern Beaches know she was 'here'. She is a little anxious at the vet, so that is something I will have to work on - popping in for weighing, treats and pats to change her mind and show her we love our vet πŸ’•Take the time.Train your dogs.#blackdog#blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd#kelpie#kelpiecross #northernbeachespets#northernbeachespuppies #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

Pawfect Behaviour
Out and about with these two this morning, before my 'pay as you go' classes.It was hot πŸ₯΅πŸ”₯πŸ₯΅I was having a chat today with Kathy from @petacademites_dogdaycare re. our dogs and where their working circle or boundaries are.Kubo has a close boundary, while Piper seems to have one that is a little bigger.By boundary - I mean where they are happy ranging out away from you, then back in.It's not just about a boring walk when you are out with your dog πŸ™„It's about learning what they like, without suppressing their will to be with you.It takes time, patience and many, many, many hours of practice.Many, many, many repetitions.You have to build trust.You have to layer a solid foundation.Give your dog too much freedom... Repeating instructions - over and over... Ignoring your dog... Well - why would your dog want to come to you?Take the time.Train your dogs.#kelpiecross#blackdog #blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #dogtraining #dogtrainer #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeachespets #northernbeachespuppies #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

Pawfect Behaviour
This little ripper helped me in puppy class this afternoon.It was Miss Trixie the glorious chocky Labrador's last class this afternoon.Piper came out to meet and greet and provide some distractions for her recall.Now - in all honesty - I thought Piper might be a bit full on... but she wasn't 😍She watched. She listened. She really tried hard. It was fascinating to watch her make awesome choices.Now little Trixie did too πŸ’—. Her owner is amazing 😍All in all - it was a fabulous session πŸ’—Take the time.Train your puppy.#puppyclass#puppy #puppytraining #northernbeachespets #northernbeachespuppies #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

Pawfect Behaviour
*** NEW PUPPY CLASS ***Puppy class starting Thursday, January 25 - 5.30pm at Belrose Veterinary Hospital Tiny classes - 3-4 pups per class so lots of 1:1 attention.Course is 4 weeks, each session is 60 minutes in duration.Only 2 spots left!Email me for all details - pawfectbehaviour@gmail.comTake the time.Train your puppy.#puppyclass #puppy #puppytraining #northernbeachespets #northernbeachespuppies #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

Pawfect Behaviour
This chick is going from strength to strength πŸ’•Yesterday we took both dogs out. We came across a young, very well mannered puppy that was doing some training with her owner next to us - such a refreshing sight to see.When the puppy came up to the fence line, Piper was allowed to go and say hello sometimes.She did beautifully and recalled away each time. Sometimes I didn't want her to go up, I wanted her to stay in our bubble and she was equally amazing.Here we are in the main dog park at St Ives - no one was in it at this time, so we dropped the run line and just wandered. She stayed with us and when another person and dog came in, she looked and decided to stay within our bubble.We hugely rewarded her and left on a high.Notice we are testing her in low stimulus environments at the moment.You need to slowly build the foundation. Ensure it is rock solid before you add another layer.Where people go wrong is they are too impatient and rush it.Take the time.Train your dogs.#blackdog #kelpiecross #blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #dogtraining #dogtrainer #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeachespets #northernbeachespuppies #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

Pawfect Behaviour
The new season of Muster Dogs is out and someone is paying close attention!πŸ€£πŸ’•πŸ˜Take the time.Train your dog.#dogtraining #dogtrainer #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeachespets #northernbeachespuppies #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

Pawfect Behaviour
Out and about today with these two πŸ’•We had someone bring their dogs into the pen beside us today and Piper thought she'd try to run the fence line and bark like a complete feral πŸ™„I had other ideas. I put the lead on her and moved her away immediately.The person said it was ok, wasn't bothering her - I think she may have wanted to do some training around Piper being rude.I politely said she isn't allowed to run the fence line and bark like a feral.She lost the privilege of being off lead.We did some walking practise, engagement and when I could see she'd come back to her senses, her freedom was given again.This took about 5-6 minutes.She didn't go to the fence again, rather looked and came along with Kubo and I.Dogs learn through successful repetition.Had I let her continue the unwanted behaviour, that would have become the new normal for her.You need to coach and guide your dogs.Stay off the phone. Pay attention.Bad manners is not ok.Take the time.Train your dogs.#blackdog #blackgsd#blackgermanshepherd#kelpiecross#dogtraining #dogtrainer #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeachespets #northernbeachespuppies #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

Pawfect Behaviour
Had a great day today. Week one of puppy class done - super groovy group.Then the darling husband and I took the dogs out for a soggy explore. We love it out in the rain.Piper was outstanding πŸ’•Only once did she get too excited when a young Boxer dog and his owner ran past us. She thought that would be a super fun thing to do... but we showed her we are more fun.We practiced recall and those big ears lay flat on her tiny head as she raced to me at the speed of light. Honestly, she'd give Flash a run for his money 🀣😍Then as we explored more, she just ignored other people and dogs. She looked, but just wandered on.That's what you want.I don't mind my dogs looking - looking is enriching and learning. I don't want them busting a nut to join other people's activities though.Kubo - as expected - Mr Perfect πŸ’•Take the time.Train your dogs.#blackdog #kelpiecross #dogtraining #dogtrainer #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeachespets #northernbeachespuppies #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

Pawfect Behaviour
*** COURSE IS NOW FULL ***I've had a spot open up for my 5 week intensive course beginning 9am this coming Saturday, January 6.Each session is 60 minutes and I only have 3 dogs per course.For more information email me at pawfectbehaviour@gmail.comBe quick as the spot won't last long!Take the time.Train your dog.#dogtraining #dogtrainer #northernbeachespets #northernbeachespuppies #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

Pawfect Behaviour
I have a new puppy class starting on Monday morning, January 8 at 10.30am.Only one spot left!Tiny classes. Course runs for 4 weeks, each session is 60 minutes in duration.Run up at Belrose Veterinary Hospital Email me for further information - pawfectbehaviour@gmail.comTake the time.Train your puppy.#puppyclass#puppytraining #puppy #northernbeachespets #northernbeachespuppies #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

Pawfect Behaviour
Happy New Year everyone!Having a quiet day today.Enjoyed a lovely walk/run with the darling husband, Kubo and Piper.Piper's new tug ended up with some blood on it - she's a feral tugger and she's almost finished teething 😍It's nicely broken in 🀣Hope you are all having a lovely, relaxing time πŸ’—Take the time.Train your dog.#kelpiecross #dogtraining #dogtrainer #northernbeachespets #northernbeachespuppies #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

Pawfect Behaviour
Kubo, Piper, the darling husband and I wish you all a happy new year!We will be off air for the next couple of days - celebrating and recovering... πŸ€£πŸŽ‰πŸ’ƒπŸΈπŸΉπŸ₯‚πŸΎPlease keep your pets secured in your home if you are going out. I will have audio on, blinds down and lamps on.Don't leave them in the backyard as fireworks can/will spook them and adrenaline can make a dog jump heights they would not have before and they will run.I will exercise and train my dogs in the afternoon, so they are both physically and mentally tired, with full tummies, for the evening.Kubo, Cumin and Wasabi are staying in. They will be calm and comfortable.Piper will be coming with us this time. I will bring her crate and she will be set up to win.Be safe everyone.Happy New Year πŸ’•#dogtraining #dogtrainer #northernbeachespets #northernbeachespuppies #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

Pawfect Behaviour
The dog that is my everything πŸ’—The best boy πŸ’•6 today 😍It's thunder and lightning 🌩️⚑ but we don't care.We will be out and about shortly, having a lovely time.Prawn heads for dinner tonight. He loves them 😳Happy birthday Kubo πŸ’–Thank you @monsimbeegermanshepherds Brad Thurlow for allowing this perfect dog to come to me xxxBest breeders, best decision πŸ’•#blackdog #blackgsdpuppy #blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #workingdog #workinglinegermanshepherd #workinglinegsd #northernbeachespets #northernbeachespuppies #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

Pawfect Behaviour
A new puppy class is happening!Thursday, December 28 at 5.30pm.Venue is Belrose Veterinary Hospital The course runs over 4 Thursdays and each session is 60 minutes in duration.Tiny classes.Learn lots.Email me at pawfectbehaviour@gmail.com for all the details.#puppyclass #puppytraining #northernbeachespets #northernbeachespuppies #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

Pawfect Behaviour
Tis the season to be jolly... 😳Well, Kubo needs to work on his jolly modelling... πŸ™„πŸ€£I will be working over the Xmas/New Year period, but not on the main days.Kubo, Piper, the darling husband and I wish you all a wonderful Christmas and New Year xo πŸ’—I will be quiet here as I'm already celebrating - eating and drinking with family and friends πŸ’—Be safe everyone πŸ’—#dogtraining #dogtrainer #northernbeachespets #northernbeachespuppies #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

Pawfect Behaviour
It's absolute chaos at the moment 😐I'm ripping busy, for which I am so grateful.I have a farm bred herding breed that wasn't supposed to happen ( I really, really wanted a Corgi πŸ™„ ) but there you are...She's awesome.Wants to work 24/7, but wants to cuddle, but cuddling means stopping... πŸ™„She's annoying as all get out - doesn't read cues at all, so has to learn how to be appropriate.Kubo has a musculoskeletal injury at the moment, so he's on 'bed' rest... I'm turning grey...So I'm dealing with two working breeds and their needs...My work is cut out for me over the next week or so until Kubo hopefully heals.I have to provide stimulation for both in different ways.Kubo gets angry. He's a working line German Shepherd Dog. He's serious. He can get frustrated easily if things are not going according to plan, or if he doesn't get enough stimulation.I have taken his training right back to basics today. Absolute structure. Mental stimulation. Obedience and fun training. Lead sniffy walks. Crate rest and relaxation.Rinse and repeat. Piper is to be kept out of his face, unless he wants interaction.I have a super busy weekend ahead of me, but my dogs come first.I will be keeping Kubo's health and wellness first and foremost.Take the time.Train your dog.#workingdog#workingdogs#workinglinegermanshepherd #workinglinegsd #kelpiecross #dogtraining #dogtrainer #northernbeachespets #northernbeachespuppies #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

Pawfect Behaviour
*** New puppy class starting *** Thursday, December 28 - 5.30pm Belrose Veterinary Hospital Course is 4 weeks. Each session is 60 minutes.Tiny classes so lots of 1:1 attention.Email me for all the details!Take the time.Train your puppy.#puppyclass #puppy #puppytraining #northernbeachespets #northernbeachespuppies #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

Pawfect Behaviour
Recall. It's not an instruction I negotiate with.Ever.When I call my dogs, they must return no matter what they are doing.They must not stop and think about it.If they do stop to think about it, my training is incomplete.Kubo is brilliant 😍Piper on her run line is 100%She is successful because I make her successful.If she stops to look at someone or something, I use leash pressure to remind her to keep coming.The party happens when she gets to me.If she stopped to think about recalling and I have to remind her, I make the party that much better when she gets to me.She's over social so I have to make sure I'm worthy enough and fun enough to come back to.Take the time.Train your dog.#blackdog #kelpiecross #blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #dogtraining #dogtrainer #northernbeachespets #northernbeachespuppies #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

Pawfect Behaviour
Mmmm... That side eye... She's thinking about it... 🀣Stubborn as all get out but soooo much fun...My Piper 😍πŸ₯°πŸ˜#kelpie #kelpiecross #blackdog #dogtraining #dogtrainer #northernbeachespets #northernbeachespuppies #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

Pawfect Behaviour
Took Kubo and Piper to Clontarf this afternoon to cool off.Piper was in hyperdrive today... πŸ™„She did swim a bit in the water, but decided sitting on the beach watching everything going on was what was needed today.Sometimes just looking is learning πŸ’• ... So that is what we did.Don't forget to "listen" to your dog while out.Take the time.Train your dog.#blackdog#kelpie#kelpiecross #beachdog #dogsatthebeach #dogtraining #dogtrainer #northernbeachespets #northernbeachespuppies #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

Pawfect Behaviour
Working dogs. They are not for the feint of heart...You see all the cute stuff on posts about how great they are. How it looks easy...I've even had people contact me saying they got a black German Shepherd Dog because of Kubo πŸ™„πŸ˜³I'm a trainer, and I'm here to say a true working breed is not easy. They are hard work.Yes, when you get it right - and I did with Kubo - it is beyond words rewarding πŸ’•But you don't know the training that went into him behind the scenes. EVERY day.He's groovy now, but still requires maintenance training to keep sharp in both his mind and body.Piper is a work in progress, and will be for a long time to come.Her foundation is coming along nicely - she showed that yesterday when we took her out.Nice independence from Kubo and listening.However, she's nearly 6 months and I think she's going through another developmental phase. This means not only growing physically, but mentally.Sometimes these phases mean the puppy is extra energized... ( though I didn't think Piper could be any more energized πŸ™„ )... And they careen around like hyper charged idiots.When this happens, it's time to take a step or two back and revisit some foundation work.Training is not linear. It's an absolute cocktail of one step forward, 3 steps back, 5 steps forward, 2 steps back and so on... But you must continue to be clear and consistent in training to get to the end goal.They look great on social media with someone who knows what they are doing, but do your research. KNOW the breed before you get it and be prepared to do the work for the entire journey.The Muster Dogs TV show is an awesome show that really shines a light on how spectacular Australian Kelpies are, but the work going into them from 8 weeks of age is phenomenal.There is Muster Dogs 2 coming out featuring Border Collies. Be patient. Show them the way.Take the time.Train your dog.#blackdog #kelpiecross #workingdog #workingdogs #northernbeachespets #northernbeachespuppies #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

Pawfect Behaviour
This afternoon we went up to St Ives with the dogs.Did some fun training and game play. Kubo was perfect and Piper smashed it. She recalled like a little bullet πŸ’ͺShe saw other dogs and was calm.She saw people and was reasonably calm 🀣The Xmas markets were on, so we walked through the stalls.She was great. I'm proud πŸ₯ΉπŸ˜Practice, practice, practice.Take the time.Train your dog.#blackdog#blackgsd#blackgermanshepherd #blackpuppy #kelpiecross #kelpiepuppy #northernbeachespets #northernbeachespuppies #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

Pawfect Behaviour
A day in the life of Kubo and Piper πŸ’•Piper is almost 6 months and testing the boundaries hard.She's coming into the most difficult phase - I think - in a dog's development... Adolescent phase... πŸ™„She's been given some privileges over the 6 weeks I've had her, but those privileges have been revoked in the last couple of days.She's rude and pushy with Kubo, so she's popped into her crate to chill and bring it down - I don't want her practicing those behaviours.She's testing the boundaries of listening - wondering what she can and can't get away with - I'm not having that either.It's hard work. If I decide to allow her some freedom, I have to watch to ensure she's not being a royal pain.If I ignore it, she's going to get away with behaviour that is unacceptable - I'm not having that.When I post these posts, it's to let you know that even as a trainer, I can't drop the ball.It is up to me to keep her on track. In order for her to become the dog I want her to be, I need to stay my course in training so I can guide her towards that goal.The first 12 months in a dog's development is just so important.Take the time.Train your dog.#blackdog #blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #kelpiepuppy #kelpie #dogtraining #dogtrainer #northernbeachespets #northernbeachespuppies #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

Pawfect Behaviour
It's already boiling and it's 9am πŸ”₯πŸ₯΅πŸ’₯Sessions are rescheduled today.Don't walk your dog in this heat. Provide plenty of shade and water for your dog.If you are home, keep them inside.If you have elderly neighbours, check on them.I also have shallow water trays out for wildlife both front and back yard.Look out for each other - try to stay cool - stay safe.#dogtraining #dogtrainer #northernbeachespets #northernbeachespuppies #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

Pawfect Behaviour
Due to the heat - pay as you go classes are CANCELLED today.See you all next week - stay cool! ... See MoreSee Less
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