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2 days ago

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The workshop is now finished.My brain is complete mush.So much valuable information to digest, catching up with friends and just doing dog stuff.Incredible.Learning is everything.Back into it tomorrow, hitting the ground speeding.Take the time.Train your dog.#swissshepherd #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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4 days ago

Pawfect Behaviour
Out at Dural.Dog training workshop.Brain is filling.Take the time.Train your dog!#blackdog #malinoislovers #malinoispuppy #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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7 days ago

Pawfect Behaviour
Cumin, Wasabi and Kubo.Hanging out and chilling 😍My Office Advisors.Take the time.Train your dog.#blackdog #blackgsd #chihuahuasofinstagram #chihuahua #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

Pawfect Behaviour
I thought I was done posting today, but I have been stewing on stuff that the darling husband, Kubo and I experienced today 🙄Finish work, so the darling husband and I take Kubo out for a run.Up at St Ives today. Most dogs were absolutely fabulous. Except for two... Two dogs free roaming, pooing everywhere, annoying other dogs, pinching toys, jumping up on people and just being pains in the arse.The owners were off to one side chatting. Completely oblivious to what their dogs were doing and the mayhem they were causing.These people were having a lovely time chatting together, while everyone else in the area were having to 'entertain' their dog.They also had to rely on us to help them get their dogs because the dogs kept dodging them. The owners were of no value to them whatsoever.Here's the thing.I'm not there to babysit your dog.I'm not there to help you recall your dog.I'm not there to entertain your dog.I'm not there to exercise your dog.I don't mind my dog meeting dogs, but that's it. Meet and move on... Not hang around and out stay the welcome 🤬The entitlement that is prevalent at the moment is crazy.Step up. Go out and BE with your dog. Play with your dog. Don't ignore your dog.Take the time.Train your dog.#blackdog #blackgsd #germanshepherd #workinglinegermanshepherd #workinglinegsd #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

Pawfect Behaviour
This morning's class - Stina with 18 month old Ridgeback Barney and Simon with 12 month old Kelpie Hobi.Both dogs are brilliant, with brilliant handlers.Today we pushed out the impulse control, we talked about effective training with children and dogs and much more.I also got some delicious cakes from Anna which will be devoured in short order 💗Lovely way to start Saturday.Now waiting for my 10am class to arrive 😍Take the time.Train your dog.#rodesianridgeback #kelpiesofinstagram #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

Pawfect Behaviour
Back from our little trip and refreshed!Back into it today - hit the ground running.Week 3 for classes tomorrow - can't wait to see everyone!Take the time.Train your dog.#blackdog #blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #workinglinegermanshepherd #workinglinegsd #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

Pawfect Behaviour
The darling husband and I are squirrelling away for the next few days.Looking at emails periodically.Kubo is coming along too, so stand by for holiday photos 💗Take the time.Train your dog.#blackdog #blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #workinglinegermanshepherd #workinglinegsd #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

Pawfect Behaviour
The leash.These days - people seem to be getting the leash off their dog sooner than they should...We humans are a hasty race. We want it to happen yesterday...We want our dogs "running with the pack"... 😳We want our dog to run "free" with other dogs... So the dog now runs free EVERYwhere and doesn't listen.This is because you are now boring. That flat glass of champagne. Drinkable, but not as good as the bubbly stuff.You cannot complete with the party you are allowing your dog to attend.Your dog takes time to develop, grow and mature. Something we humans tend to forget because we have such tunnel vision. We want our dogs to run free before they learn what to do.When you allow your dog so much freedom off leash before the foundation has been laid, your dog learns it can make choices that you have absolutely no control of.It learns that the fun is where it heads to, and you have nothing to do with it. Nothing.Taking the leash off your dog is a process. You need to build the trust, the desire, the engagement, the need and the absolute WANT to be with you.Don't be hasty.Take the time.Train your dog.#blackdog#blackgsd#blackgermanshepherd #workinglinegermanshepherd #workinglinegsd #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

Pawfect Behaviour
Impulse control ✔️Engagement ✔️Compliance ✔️You can see here as Kubo and I are nearing the end of our explore today - he has his freedom.Within that freedom he MUST check in, he MUST listen and he MUST NEVER race off.If called, he MUST ALWAYS return - no matter what.If he is listening, is engaged and recalls - he maintains freedom.If not - he's put on lead.At the end of our explore, which is just around the corner here, he was asked to stop, then formally heel with me to the car - no lead.During our soggy explore today we met a gorgeous Rottie x and a young Labrador.Polite meets took place, then we moved on.If your dog does not listen... If your dog chooses other dogs over you... If your dog races off to the horizon... They should NOT be off lead.It takes time, patience and consistency.Most people want this, but they don't put the time and effort in. Too busy on phones, chatting with other people or just plain lazy.Take the time.Train your dog.#blackdog#blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #workinglinegermanshepherd #workinglinegsd #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

Pawfect Behaviour
Impulse control. Here's the thing.Out with the darling husband, daughter no. 2 and Kubo today.Nice and quiet, we were in our own little bubble, when a little dog came racing towards us.Kubo is super social - but he is not interested in play.He will meet dogs, then walk away.He can wander past other dogs and remain with his people.The little dog that raced towards us today became very frustrated because Kubo ignored him. This dog began circling, barking, then charging Kubo, getting more hyped.Not interested or listening to his owner calling.Said owner had to come over and grab him, leash him and take him out of the park.Had to come get him, leash him and take him out because he kept coming back and being a pain 🙄Kubo remained engaged with us, listened to us and went on his merry way once the other dog was taken out.Social does NOT mean your dog has to bust into everyone else's business.Social does NOT mean your dog charges around the off lead area like it's banging around in a mosh pit.Social does NOT mean your dog charges around NOT listening 100% to instruction.Social means your dog wants to be WITH you, in an area where there are other people and dogs, NOT ignoring you, but happily hanging out with you.Take the time.Train your dog.#blackdog #blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #workinglinegermanshepherd #workinglinegsd #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

Pawfect Behaviour
Kubo and The Queen - Daisy 💔💗💔So here's the thing.Today I took Kubo to Bunnings in his muzzle.Large dogs who do not fit in a trolley are required to wear a muzzle in order to enter the premises.He was perfectly behaved.As the darling husband and I walked through the isles, we passed a couple who had a Chihuahua x in a trolley.This Chi x wanted to bust out of his trolley and have a go at Kubo.The owner had to fight to restrain this little dog.You may be giggling at the thought of a 2kg dog taking on a 41kg dog...But why should I excuse this unacceptable behaviour from a tiny dog towards my dog?Just because my dog is bigger - should NOT be an excuse for a small dog's inappropriate behaviour to be excused.THERE IS NO EXCUSE!None.Take the time.TRAIN YOUR DOG!#blackdog #blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #workinglinegermanshepherd #workinglinegsd #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

Pawfect Behaviour
Bunnings.Muzzle.Outing.Had a tiny dog try and leap out of a trolley to get to him... 🙄Take the time.Train your dog.#blackdog #blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #workinglinegermanshepherd #workinglinegsd #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

Pawfect Behaviour
Kubo 🥰Asked him to drop.He did - in the muddiest spot possible 🙄 🤣Take the time.Train your dog.#blackdog#blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #workinglinegermanshepherd #workinglinegsd #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

Pawfect Behaviour
Glorious morning out this morning.Not a soul in sight!!!There is always room for practice and sometimes it is worth going right back to basics.This morning Kubo practised his distance drop/stay - I did 5 minutes, then recall.He found this easy and sometimes that isn't a bad thing. If it is always hard it can be stressful.A great, successful win boosts confidence.I'm not saying to do everything easily, but we are both tired having done lots of 1:1 sessions where we are both required to be very present and in the moment.It was as nice to just chill, have fun and have successful play time and training together 💕Take the time.Train your dog.#blackdog#blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #workinglinegermanshepherd #workinglinegsd #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

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Happy, safe Easter everyone.Now... I tried putting the ears on and getting him to hold a basket...But the Working Line German Shepherd Dog just wasn't having a bar of that today 🤣And that's ok.Cop the Blue Steel instead.Be safe. Be kind. Eat chocolate for breakfast 💕Not the dogs... 😳See you all Tuesday xxx#blackdog #blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #workinglinegermanshepherd #workinglinegsd #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

Pawfect Behaviour
Miss Mabel just finished her puppy course today.14 weeks and full of confidence!Her owner has done an amazing job showing her the world, teaching her engagement, building confidence and teaching her how to find her at the end of the lead.My neighbour was out getting their camper trailer sorted out today, so we wandered down to explore and see what he was doing.Exposure.Mabel is a Schnoodle - Miniature Schnauzer x Poodle.Tiny in stature, but HUGE in confidence and personality 😍She was amazing.Now on to the next chapter 💕Take the time.Train your dog.#puppyclass #puppytraining #schnauzersofinstagram #schnoodle #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

Pawfect Behaviour
I went out with Kubo today. Behind us was another couple of dogs who were pretty intense.When we arrived, they barrelled into Kubo's space - no manners. Didn't listen to their owner to give us space.I coached him through it.We then proceeded to ignore those dogs and have a ton of fun on our own.Here's the thing.I don't mind Kubo meeting other dogs.He is social. He goes up, has a sniff, stays for about 10-15 seconds then he disengages. Perfect. He comes right back to me.I am where the fun is at. I'm where the instruction is at. I'm where the reward is at. I'm where the protection is at. I'm everything.Being off lead is a privilege. One your dog should earn.Your dog needs to have manners. Your dog needs to have impulse control.Your dog also needs to have superb listening skills. You instruct - they listen. Your dog also needs to WANT to listen and be with you.If they choose to do what they want and not what you ask - they should NOT be off lead.If you choose to go out and have a yack session with other people and ignore your dog - that is on you.If you choose to go out and yack away on your mobile phone and ignore your dog - that is on you.Go our and BE with your dog!Take the time.Train your dog.#blackdog #blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #workinglinegermanshepherd #workinglinegsd #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

Pawfect Behaviour
Impulse control.If your dog knows about impulse control, they can make great choices in any state of arousal.You can take them anywhere because they will just be chill.It is a gift - you are teaching them to self settle.It takes a lot of practice but believe me - it is worth it.It is particularly relevant in adolescent phase. The phase where your young dog becomes a butt head ( asshole phase ).Your dog learns through successful repetition.Most of the time people become lax in training - particularly in adolescent phase. People feel guilty in rescinding a butt head dog's freedom. They keep allowing the young butt head to continue to practice unwanted behaviour.Butt head dogs need to have freedom rescinded. We need to reset and remind them of the foundation.They need to earn back that trust. Earn back that freedom.We need to teach them to switch off.We need to teach them about impulse control.Photo of Cumin and Kubo chilling together.Take the time.Train your dog.#blackdog #blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #chihuahuasofinstagram #chihuahua #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

Pawfect Behaviour
I went out for lunch with my neighbour today.Kubo came along.It is often thought that you need to run your dog so they are tired, in order to take them out so they are quiet while out...This could not be further from the truth.The secret - impulse control.Place training.Exposure.Kubo is a working line German Shepherd Dog.Energy for days... 🙄He had not had a run this morning before lunch, but he knows how to be while he's out with me at lunch.Or dinner, or coffee, or visiting - anywhere.With the weather we have been having of late, he hasn't really been out for a big run at all...If your dog knows how to switch off while out, you can take them anywhere, any time.Today, Kubo spent the time ignoring people stopping to try and get his attention and remaining calm while several people walked past him.One lady came up for a pat, but he's pretty ambivalent...He did get hugely rewarded 🤣Take the time.Train your dog.#blackdog #blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #workinglinegermanshepherd #workinglinegsd #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

Pawfect Behaviour
He's got the perfect Blue Steel going on 😍Kubo 💗Best boy 🥰Hope you are all managing to stay somewhat dry...#blackdog #blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #workinglinegermanshepherd #workinglinegsd #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

Pawfect Behaviour
The Courier crew 😍I get asked a lot about how to stop your dog charging the front door when people arrive.Train them to go to their beds.Crates are a great tool to use for this. If you are expecting people - have your dog in it's crate before people come over.Wait for the humans to settle, then invite your dog out to say hello.When a courier arrives, you can just call out - hang on a second - pop your dog in their crate, then answer the door.Release them after, if they are calm.It takes time and lots of practice. LOTS of practice.A lead on your dog when you are home, just dragging, is a great way of moving the dog away from the door - cleanly and clearly, if you happen to have someone come to the door and you get caught out.If you touch your dog while they are hyper at the door, you are cuddling them...Take the time.Train your dog.#blackdog #blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #workinglinegermanshepherd #workinglinegsd #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

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Not a dog post!My glorious niece got married on Saturday to a glorious young man who fits our family perfectly 💗I was up at 6.45am applying spack-fill, before heading off to my fabulous hairdresser to get the do done.The wedding went off without a hitch. It was beautiful. I bawled - thank the Gods for waterproof mascara...The Mother of the Bride, the Mother of the Groom - both looked magnificent. The Father of the Bride and Father of the Groom were so handsome 💗Then the reception.I'm squashed into a gorgeous pink dress... Spanks rolled down under the muffin top - but I still hit the dance floor like a champion when the Nutbush came on!!!It seems I can't bounce around like a teenager anymore as the knees are paying for it 🤣It was glorious and so much fun.Boogie like there is no tomorrow people as the world seems to have forgotten how to be nice.Life at the moment is crazy...Be kind.#dogtraining#family#blackdog #blackgsd #workinglinegermanshepherd #workinglinegsd #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

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Adolescent phase. It's real.It is a phase in your young dog's life where you need to ensure your wine larder is fully stocked. I mean - fully stocked...THEN you need to ensure you go back to basics.Right back to absolute basics.Adolescent phase in dogs is literally teenage phase.It's the phase I affectionately call ass- hole phase.On average - 6ish months through to 18 months, 2 years... Give or take...The phase where your young dog is developing both mentally and physically.The phase where your dog seems to forget everything you taught them in puppy class 😳The phase where they have boundless energy, forget to listen, chew, jump, run... I could go on...The phase where you get SO frustrated with them, but you keep giving them so much freedom, so they can continue to practice the unwanted behaviour 🙄The phase that is - in my humble opinion - the most difficult phase to navigate in your dog's life.But - you do need to navigate it WITH them, so they can grow into the adult dog you want them to be.You need to teach them how to navigate this phase - so they can learn to make great decisions and continue to develop their impulse control.You need to take time to BE with them, play with them, do fun training with them, learn what it is that they love doing with you in this phase.Take the time.Train your dog.#blackdog#blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #workinglinegermanshepherd #workinglinegsd #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

Pawfect Behaviour
Kubo, Cumin and Wasabi.Seriously 💕😍💕The Spice Girls are keeping their boy in line and he loves it 🤣 💗Take the time.Train your dog.#blackdog#blackgsd#blackgermanshepherd #workinglinegermanshepherd #workinglinegsd #chihuahuasofinstagram #chihuahua #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

Pawfect Behaviour
I get a lot of enquiries about recall.Here's the thing.As a puppy, your pup needs to be with you, so when you go out, it is quite easy to have your puppy charge back to you.They need to follow you.But...Each time you allow your puppy to make choices to NOT return, you are layering up a foundation whereby they start to learn they can choose to return... or not.It happens very slowly. You don't really notice it...As your young dog becomes an adolescent, they start getting more bold with their decisions.Still, you think it's ok. You make the odd excuse as to why they didn't return 'this time'...It doesn't happen every time... 🙄What you are now doing is teaching your ass-hole adolescent dog - that is developing both in maturity and physically - that they can make a choice - and you have absolutely no control - to bugger off and chase other dogs...Because that is where the absolute fun is. Other dogs and the environment, not you.Now you start getting frustrated at them 🙄Your fault. It is on you.If you recall your dog - it should 100% recall. Immediately.If it doesn't - it shouldn't be off a long line.Take the time.Train your dog.#blackdog #blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #workinglinegermanshepherd #workinglinegsd #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

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Lucky Dog 😍Those of you who have been here a while will remember her 💗Those of you who are new, this dog was known as Lucky Dog - Queen of Hearts.The most difficult dog I have ever had the privilege of working with and she was mine 🥰She was aggressive.She was whip smart.She didn't tolerate fools lightly.She was my best work dog.Kubo is as good as he is today because of what this girl taught me.I had the perfect trio in Toby, Daisy and Meeka, but Lucky Dog taught me to be humble.She taught me to truly 'look' at the dog in front of me and get to know them first, then train.Be patient.Build a bond with them first.She was the Master and I was her student.She left me just shy of her 5th birthday.All the teaching she showed me - I pass on to all the dogs that are put in front of me.Patience.Train your dog.#dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

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Covid has caught up with me.Positive RAT Test this morning.All sessions and classes are postponed until I'm out of isolation - next Tuesday.Be kind everyone.Our situation is very frustrating xo 💗Train your dog.#blackdog #blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #workinglinegermanshepherd #workinglinegsd #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

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The perfect sploot... 😍I'm doing Therapy Dog training up at Davidson High School - young Fitz is the newest recruit.5 years ago - I trained up Scout - the original and first Therapy Dog on the Northern Beaches 💗Scout remembered me 😍He holds a special place in my heart 💕Young Fitz is 17 weeks old and jumping into this training like a champion!He is a different personality to Scout who is 5 years old and a seasoned pro.Fitz, as he matures into the role, will provide incredible support at the school alongside Scout 🥰#therapydog #labradoodle #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

Pawfect Behaviour
When all you have is a tiny tub to swim in 🙄... You make do 🤣Also did a long drop/stay with two other dogs roaming around behind him.Great for impulse control.Kubo 💗Take the training opportunities as they arise.Train your dog.#blackdog #blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #workinglinegermanshepherd #workinglinegsd #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

Pawfect Behaviour
Two are chilled...One is not 🤣Cumin, Wasabi and Kubo 💗Train your dog.#blackdog #blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #chihuahuasofinstagram #chihuahua #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

Pawfect Behaviour
Two helped in the kitchen this afternoon...One did not...Cumin, Wasabi and Kubo 😍Train your dog.#blackdog #blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #workinglinegermanshepherd #workinglinegsd #chihuahuasofinstagram #chihuahua #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

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Daughter no. 1 and I took Kubo and Duke out for a wander and sniff today.It's been a busy couple of days as the dogs have been settling in.Duke's recall is still not flash as Jac hasn't had him long, so he was running on a 5 metre slip lead and he was great!Kubo was off lead, we did heel, catch, chase the ball, paws up on fences, swings, slides, chairs, rope ladders - ALL the things! Walked home, up a hill that I'm sure got steeper and steeper with each step... 😜 But we made it.More upheaval tonight, as we are waiting on very dear friends who are visiting from Melbourne to arrive.Tired dogs - both mentally and physically - mean we have a calm, relaxed evening.Take the time.Train your dog.#blackdog #blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #cattledogcross #workinglinegermanshepherd #workinglinegsd #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

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Kubo - 9.5 weeks old 😍I have been doing lots of 1:1 sessions at the moment where people are wanting their dogs to do stuff...And they aren't...Here's the thing.If the communication isn't there...If the foundation isn't there...If the engagement isn't there...If the value isn't there...You aren't going to get your dog to do anything.You need to build the bond with your dog.You need to develop the communication between you and your dog.You need to teach your dog how to find you at the end of the lead.Teaching your dog where the boundary is at the end of the lead.You need to be the most important thing in your dogs life - over and above anything and everyone in the environment.You can only achieve these things if you KNOW your dog.If you train with your dog.If you go out and actively be with your dog.If you go out and play with your dog.You need to work WITH your dog.Beautiful, clear communication doesn't come through laziness.Trust and confidence doesn't come through laziness.It comes through knowing your dog's body language. Knowing what gets your dog excited and working with that.It comes from teaching your dog about lead pressure - how to turn it off and flow with you. It isn't just about going for a boring walk.It is about taking the time to really get to know your dog.Take the time.Train your dog. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

Pawfect Behaviour
Four dogs.Three arrived today.The Spice Girls - Cumin and Wasabi - Kubo's ladies - are settling in their pen area for now 😍Duke is now out of his crate and settling on his bed beautifully.Everyone has had sniffs and all is chill.Take the time.Train your dog.#blackdog #blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #chihuahuasofinstagram #chihuahua #cattledogcross #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

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Crate training is a really groovy thing to teach your dog.Daughter no. 1 drove up to Sydney for a visit with her dog - Duke 💗It has been a long road trip and Duke is a wee bit wired.Kubo is also carrying on like a pork chop, as he remembers her 🙄All the hyper stuff going on - too much.Both dogs had some quiet time in their crates to chill out.I covered Duke's crate and it is just what he needed to really chill and relax.Next step, go for a walk/sniffari with them both.Buddies in no time 😍Take the time.Train your dog.#blackdog #blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #workinglinegermanshepherd #workinglinegsd #cattledogcross #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

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Sipping a Gin and Tonic.Kubo was staring at me.When I looked directly at him he looked away 🤣Love my boy 💗Hope you all managed to dry out, sort things out and be ok today.The sun came out for a hot second... Forgot what it was 😳. Had to google an orange, bright shiny thing on the sky... ☀️🤣Be safe guys 💗Train your dog.#blackdog #blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #workinglinegermanshepherd #workinglinegsd #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

Pawfect Behaviour
My sessions were cancelled today.So I cleaned out my pantry...Tomorrow is supposed to be wet again, so I have my sights on my hallway cupboard...I've set up my groomers dryer in my garage, so when Kubo decides he is going to get filthy and wet, I can blow out his coat before letting him in the house...I love rain. I do, but I think we have all had enough...Please be sensible and safe everyone. This weather is truly feral 💗#blackdog #blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #workinglinegermanshepherd #workinglinegsd #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

Pawfect Behaviour
The rule in my house is - no dogs on carpet areas.Carpet upstairs, so it is a no go zone for Kubo.This afternoon, however, his new bed arrived.He then found himself being invited upstairs while the darling husband was on the treadmill and I was on the rowing machine.He does look a bit bewildered 🤣 but because he knows to hang out on his bed, he did.He won't be invited up everytime, but he will be more often 😉Train your dog.#blackdog #blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #workinglinegermanshepherd #workinglinegsd #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

Pawfect Behaviour
Just because it's pouring, doesn't mean we don't go out and have fun with our dog.Any puddle, Kubo gets in... 🙄Today, because it was so wet, there weren't many dogs.We did have a moment where a young Border Collie thought he might like to start herding us.Fortunately - he had a great owner who saw what was happening and got his dog.Kubo - while that was happening - was put into formal 'heel' mode and we worked.He did glance at the other dog a couple of times, but got back on track.It was a great training opportunity.When the owner of the Border Collie recalled his dog, Kubo got the game.A huge game. The best game. A massive reward for continuing to commit to me.He could have broken away and gone off to play with the dog, but the value he has in me, the expectation of the reward with me, far outweighed the thought of going off with the other dog.When your dog wants what you have.When your dog can find you.When your dog values you over everything else...You have your dog.Take the time to really BE with your dog.Train your dog.#blackdog #blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #workinglinegermanshepherd #workinglinegsd #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

Pawfect Behaviour
Kubo - 10 weeks old!Little did I know this little man that I'm holding, would become the outstanding dog he is today 🥰Everything I needed as a work buddy and so much more 💗Train your dog.#blackdog #blackgermanshepherd #workinglinegermanshepherd #workinglinegsd #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

Pawfect Behaviour
Massive storm warning for tomorrow guys.Frankly... I can't decide if I'm turning into a fish or a duck... 😳With all this heavy rain, we are all a bit frustrated. There is more coming.We need to stay safe. We need to get creative with our planning of mental stimulation for our dogs.I have a treadmill for Kubo. Not everyone has that luxury though.I put him on it and he does a warm up, a trot for a while, then a warm down.I use the treadmill if I'm feeling lazy, like today.Once he's done on the treaddy, we have a game of ball/tug, some fun obedience and just general fun.Today he was a bit toey... As I'm sure we all are at the moment.In the strong, stormy weather - safety is paramount.Be patient with your dogs. Be patient with yourself.I normally end with 'Train your dog'... But I think - have a glass of bubbly and chill out with your dog 💗#blackdog#blackgsd#blackgermanshepherd #workinglinegermanshepherd #workinglinegsd #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

Pawfect Behaviour
Training opportunity.We have a termite inspection chap here at the moment.He's done the perimeter of the house, now he's doing inside.He's not afraid of dogs, but Kubo is a lot of dog ...Also, it is good practice for Kubo to just chill out while the chap does what he needs to do.We are sitting here, on our back patio, chilling, while stuff is happening inside.He is busting to go in and 'help'... 🙄Remaining on place is a discipline in impulse control.If they can just hang out, you can take them anywhere.Train your dog.#blackdog #blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #workinglinegermanshepherd #workinglinegsd #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

Pawfect Behaviour
Out today with Kubo between sessions.Had a ball. It was super wet...Come home to find two leeches on him.He's ok, but blood everywhere 🙄I did a quick check of him before getting in the car, but they were obviously not engorged...Kubo's ok. Leeches are not... 😉In this weather - pays to be extra vigilant checking your dogs.Train your dog.#blackdog#blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #workinglinegermanshepherd #workinglinegsd #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

Pawfect Behaviour
I was up at my glorious vet today - Dr. John Belrose Veterinary Hospital Got a going over... Kubo was putty in Dr John's hands.I'm on the end of the lead and I didn't matter. Kubo only had eyes for Dr John.Here's the thing.I've done the training. He's pretty confident. When we go to the vet it isn't a nightmare. He heard Dr John's voice today and tried to hussle to the back office. I had to tell him to 'hang on a minute' 🙄Here's the thing.If you DO the training, it makes it SO much easier for your vet to check them over!It was as if I wasn't even in the room 🙄Kubo was happily focused on Dr John ( Dr John was happily focused on him too - bit of a bro-mance ) and it was fabulous 😍I didn't even have to instruct Kubo... He was putty in Dr John's hands.He does love Dr Emily too.That's a groovy vet.A vet that knows your dog. Takes the time to chill a bit. Takes the time be with your dog. Loves your dog.I love my Vets and I love their team.Train your dog #blackdog#blackgsd#blackgermanshepherd #workinglinegermanshepherd #workinglinegsd #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

Pawfect Behaviour
Many of you don't know that I am a 4th Dan Taekwondo Blackbelt.I am registered in Korea as an international instructor.The Dragon embroidery is on my 4th Dan Black Belt uniform. For that grading, I had to create my own 4th Dan pattern.I was going through a chronic illness at the time - which I still have to this day.I created The Double Dragon pattern.The Dragon to me embodied strength, resilience, determination, wisdom and will power.The Double Dragon pattern was strength combating illness. Confidence combating doubt. Bravery combating anxiety. And so much more.I'm retired now though... The old bod is a tad broken 🤣Martial arts is an art and true discipline. An art and discipline I have loved since I was in primary school.It takes time, practice, endless patience, dedication, reflection, respect...It only comes from practice. Over and over and over.You need to have a true understanding of just what respect, patience and dedication is.In dog training, in my humble opinion, it is the same.You and your dog. You need to flow together.Create those pathways through fun training and lots of practice.You need to respect the needs of your dog.You need to build a strong bond together.Build confidence together. Build determination together. Build confidence together. Build communication together.Build respect together.It comes from truly working together. Form clear communication, structure and guidelines.Don't be lazy.Stop going out and just 'walking' the dog. Stop going out and taking your dog to the off lead dog park to fang around with everyone else.Train 'with' your dog.#blackdog #blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #dogtraining #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

Pawfect Behaviour
Kubo 😍Here's the thing.He is a big, intense presence.People who see him in photos aren't quite prepared for him in real life when they see him.He looks directly AT you. He's not shy.He's a Working Line German Shepherd Dog.He comes from one of Australia's best breeders.He is confident in his role in training.He is confident in what I want him to do.Yes he is intense. Yes he is intimidating.You should be respectful of his presence because I will step in if you aren't and he knows it.He's incredible with puppies. He is almost bored with dogs who are highly anxious in sessions - because that is what he knows what is needed at that point in time. Less is more.Here's the thing - he has supreme impulse control. You see a dog that is a bully, is taking over everything - that is not fair. That is NOT a dominant dog.That is a rude, unpleasant dog that has not been taught manners.Take the time to be with your dog.Train your dog.@monsimbeegermanshepherds#blackdog #blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #workinglinegermanshepherd #workinglinegsd #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

Pawfect Behaviour
Engagement.When your dog WANTS to be with you.This needs to be practiced over and over.Dogs learn through successful repetition.If you can provide fun, motivation in play while out - brilliant!Long lines are epic for this sort of training.You are in complete control... If the dog wants to run off... You've got the lead.If the dog disengages... You've got the lead.If the dog makes a great choice... You've got the lead.A ton of reward when the dog turns in to you - PLAY! REWARD!The whole idea about training on the long line is you have complete control over everything.You can create great muscle memory through lots and lots of repetition on a long line.Take the time.Train your dog.#blackdog #blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #workinglinegermanshepherd #workinglinegsd #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

Pawfect Behaviour
I was out with Kubo this morning, in a place he's not been to before.We had some time to wile away before our next session.So - training opportunity. Lead pressure. How to turn it off. Find the boundary. No pulling.You can see on the video - I'm holding the slip lead with one or two fingers.At the end of the video, there is gentle pressure, but he's watching a child riding around on her bike.That's ok as he's not pulling, but look at his ears. Rotated toward me, so still engaged. He's not under instruction, but is rewarded when he turns all the way in.It's an easy exercise, but people are so intent on 'walking' their dog without teaching them a solid foundation.Take the time. Train your dog.#workinglinegermanshepherd #workinglinegsd #blackdog #blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

Pawfect Behaviour
*** FULLY BOOKED ***Classes are starting back up.Saturday, February 26th 10am ( full ) and 11.30am.Four week course.I only have 3 dogs per class - lots of 1:1.Please do not respond here - email only to pawfectbehaviour@gmail.com for more details.Obviously we are following Covid protocols and keeping distance.It's nice to be back!Train your dog.#blackdog #blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #workinglinegermanshepherd #workinglinegsd #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

Pawfect Behaviour
Had to go to Service NSW this morning to renew my Working With Children Check. I took Kubo along for the ride thinking I'll just duck in, get sorted then whip out...Well that didn't happen... The queue was down and around the corner 😳 - Covid...Anyway... I'm starting to get antsy, I'm stressing, I'm starting to sweat as Kubo is in the car.It isn't terribly hot, but I didn't plan on it taking SO long...Anyway - told the security guard - he said no problem. Go get him!So I did. He charmed everyone in there with his manners.Remained in place when people tried to call him.I saw a former student in there - we had a chat, they had a pat - I missed my number 🤣 so was bumped to the back of the queue.I didn't care because Kubo was with me and behaving perfectly 😍Train your dog.#blackdog #blackgsd #blackgermanshepherd #dogtraining #dogsofnorthernbeaches #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachespets #northernbeaches #northernbeachesdogs ... See MoreSee Less
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