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6 hours ago

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It is an amazing feeling being able to go away on holiday and trust the place you take your dogs to.

You all know Queen Daisy - 14.5 years young.

I think this photo says it all... Competition as to who is having the better holiday... 😍🀣😍

Thank you Sigi from @merrypuppinsdogminding I love being comfortable going on holiday knowing she is so beautifully looked after ❀️

Kubo is also being looked after by the amazing team @petresortsau

They had both better want to come home... 😳
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Tough life at the moment!

Back on board after a morning exploring Akaroa in New Zealand.

A gorgeous spot ❀️

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2 days ago

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I've been getting constant updates from Sigi of @merrypuppinsdogminding on how Daisy is going.

Well. I think this photo of the Queen says it all πŸ™„πŸ˜. She'd better want to come home!!!

I'm having a fabulous time... But gee whizz... Miss the dogs...

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4 days ago

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Bowen Falls, Milford Sound - New Zealand.

Just glorious ❀️

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4 days ago

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Sunset in the middle of the ocean!

Cruise through Milford Sound tomorrow morning.

New Zealand - here we come ❀️

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4 days ago

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Being chased by the Noordam!

New Zealand - Milford Sound tomorrow morning πŸ˜ƒ

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6 days ago

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Sailing away 🚒🍷😍

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7 days ago

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I am off on a cruise for the next two weeks!

I will not be taking calls, however I will be checking in on emails.

Daisy is with the fabulous Sigi from @merrypuppinsdogminding and Kubo is out at the amazing @petresortsau

Classes start up on Saturday and Sunday, February 8-9! Can't wait!

Watch this space for the cocktail photos 🀣 xo

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1 week ago

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Rain!!! Woohoo! I can hear my garden soaking it up ❀️

We love playing in the rain 😍

Get out and play with your dog in the rain! It's good for you!

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1 week ago

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Blue Steel.

Zoolander has nothing on Kubo.

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1 week ago

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The Darling Husband and I are getting a screen door installed this morning. It's only taken 15 years. I'm SO excited!

But with this installation comes a potential boogie man that bangs, crashes, drills and loiters around our door. See his silhouette? Danger!

Now is the time for place training and my tankard of coffee while my door gets installed πŸ€ͺ

Do you have a door charger?

Train your dog.

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1 week ago

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Frantic up at the dog park this evening. They've sectioned off half of it for 'irrigation'.

But frantic as it was, it is ok if your dog is under control. If your dog listens. If your dog is not guardy over their toy.

There were ball pinchers, squabbles, people unable to get the swiped balls off their dogs to give them back to the appropriate owners.. πŸ™„

We marched around that park like we were on a mission! Kubo, The Darling Husband and me.

Train your dog xo

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2 weeks ago

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Very early morning training while we wait for our client.

Distance drop/stay/recall.

Apologies for the camera action + one of the reasons I don't video while I train. I forgot my tripod πŸ™„

Brush Turkeys just off screen, dogs chasing balls behind. Nice to train with distraction.

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2 weeks ago

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Puppies have gone off to their respective destinations.

We are back to normal at the @pawfectbehaviour household.

Having some quiet time with your Teddy is necessary πŸ₯°β€οΈπŸ₯°

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2 weeks ago

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These two furry pups leave me for their next chapter tomorrow.

Ted ( formerly Scooter ) goes to his future home. Willow goes back to @kaysadalefarm to have her final Rabies shots before traveling to the States.

I think I have something in my eyes... They seem to be leaking...

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2 weeks ago

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Training with distraction.

It is 5.45am. Loaded day today so we are up early ( excuse the jammies ) having a session.

Pups have been run and toileted, so they are in their pen area while Kubo and I do some stuff.

At one point you can see the pups reach their snozzes through and grab Kubo - that is when he moved to the front of me to complete the position.

Both pups were at the side pen wall trying to grab whatever they could!

Train your dog.

Need help - contact.

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2 weeks ago

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I was playing with Kubo in my back yard just now and had to listen to a lady living somewhere near me, scold her poor dog for 5 minutes.

In my mind - overkill and cruel.

Dogs need boundaries and guidelines, but if you have to scold for 5 minutes, that is you taking your anger out on your dog.

Train your dog people. Don't just 'expect' them to know what to do.

Be confident, consistent and kind.

If you need help, call.

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2 weeks ago

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I had the pleasure of meeting this gorgeous boy - Harley today.

He is just shy of 12 months. Being a staffy and adolescent, he does stuff without thinking.

In our session today, Courtney and Jordan learned to have Harley check in with them, chill out with them, walk like a gentleman on lead and find the at the end of the lead.

Have to say, nearly ran off with him... 😍

Such a clever boy who was so willing to learn.

Boundaries and guidelines don't mean you go all dominant over your dog... It means guiding your dog with confidence and being clear and consistent with instruction.

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2 weeks ago

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I go on and on to my students about how excited I get when people come over... Bubbles and Brie.

So. Friends who have been training with me decided to bring the bubbles and Brie over!

Well... I had to practice my impulse control 🀣
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3 weeks ago

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Scooter is almost finished his one month board and train with me ❀️

His new owner is in town and is coming for a visit this morning.

Look at the little fluff ball go 😍πŸ₯°πŸ˜

@kaysadalefarm

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3 weeks ago

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Crate training. It is critical for training.

Scooter is on the left, Willow is on the right.

We have a pool party going on next door... Bit noisy, but the pups are snoozing through it.

Crate training teaches your pup to self settle. It gives them a safe place that is their own.

It stops them getting into mischief when you can't supervise.

It teaches them not to panic when you move around the house - they are chilling in their spot.

Crate training - it is very groovy!
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3 weeks ago

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Scooter - 11 weeks, Willow - 13 weeks.

Both learning to chill out on tie up.

Both have a rabbit ear and a toy they like to chew/play with.

It is very difficult for young pups to stop and switch off.

All too often we allow them way too much freedom, which winds them up. They don't learn to self settle.

They are near each other but cannot 'get' to each other.

They have had a big play, breakfast - now it's quiet time πŸ₯°πŸ˜

@kaysadalefarm

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3 weeks ago

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Scooter. 11weeks old. Wants my dinner.

No jumping. Nice and calm.

Almost irresistible... πŸ˜‰

@kaysadalefarm

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3 weeks ago

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When you are just so good looking - no filters needed.

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3 weeks ago

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Young Service dog - Reggie - waiting patiently poolside while her dad is getting some swim time in!

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3 weeks ago

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Long line/Recall workshop.

Sunday, January 12- 9.30am start.

Learn how to use a long line correctly. Learn how to use a retractable lead correctly.

10 dog spaces available.

Held at Scruffy's in Brookvale.

Email pawfectbehaviour@gmail.com for more information.

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3 weeks ago

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Willow ❀️ Little bit sassy, clever and tiny master in pen escaping 🀣

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3 weeks ago

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Willow ❀️

Little bit sassy, clever and tiny master in pen escaping 🀣

@kaysadalefarm
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3 weeks ago

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Impulse control. Kubo has it in spades.

We are just back from the dog park. He was super tolerant toward a rude young Labrador who stole his a ball and wouldn't give it back πŸ™„

He ignored a rude Puggle who growled and chased him πŸ™„

He listened when I instructed him to 'let's go' 😍

He has impulse control because he has been taught a solid foundation. This enables him to remain calm and follow instruction.

It enables him to remain calm and not react, rather ignore.

It is a very groovy tool to have in your training tool box πŸ˜‰

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4 weeks ago

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As temperatures begin to climb throughout the state, please be mindful of your pets.

Plenty of water left out for them. If they "swim" in their water bowl, leave a paddle pool out. They can lay in it, dig around in it and drink from it.

Ensure there is plenty of shade. If possible, have them inside with you.

At 14.5 years young, Daisy doesn't cope with the heat. Being active and jet black, Kubo absorbs the heat like a magnet.

If you think your dog is struggling - call your vet immediately.

Be sure to help out elderly neighbours too. Check on them and their animals if they have any. Make sure they are ok.

New Year's Eve tonight folks.
DON'T leave your dog's in the backyard! The booming and crackling of the fireworks will terrify them. The sound travels.

Have them secured safely in your house either in a crate or small room. Pull blinds and curtains over windows.

I have talk back radio on, or quiet music. Tonight, with young Willow and Scooter boarding, I will have a mild lavender diffuser going.

Please be safe and sensible.

Lots of love from us to you for an amazing 2020 xo ❀️ #workingdog #workingdogs #germanshepherddog #germanshepherd #dogtraining #dogtrainer #dogsofinstagram #gsdofinstagram #gsd #fireworks #northernbeacheslocal #northernbeachesdogs #puppytrainer #puppytraining
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4 weeks ago

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Kubo and Willow playing beautifully.

Kubo is now 2 years old and is pretty fabulous at practicing impulse control.

He is still a work in progress, but for a maturing German Shepherd, he's pretty groovy 😍

I think Miss Willow thinks so too πŸ˜‰πŸ€£πŸ₯°
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4 weeks ago

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Crate training and relaxation. See Scooter and Willow chilling out?
This morning we had individual play time, breakfast, massage and now - chill time.

Willow is off to America after her Rabies shot, so crate training for her is really important. She needs to LOVE spending time in there 😍❀️ Scooter is a little fire cracker who is on. He hits level gazillion in a split nano-second. He hated being still, so crate training is super important for him to self settle.

He is off to an amazing family with three children. He needs to learn to chill!

Massage is also important as it does help to relax your puppy. It helps with grooming, it helps having all of their body bring touched. It helps with their paws and claws being touched. Their furry little faces being washed.

Take the time to teach your puppy to chill. It's worth it xo

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4 weeks ago

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Young Scooter - here for board and train - learning about being chill ❀️ 11weeks old and smashing puppy training!

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4 weeks ago

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Miss Wasabi - how can I resist that polite ask to come up?

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4 weeks ago

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Brilliant idea for New Year's Eve.

Go out knowing your dog's are safe!πŸŽ‡ NEW YEARS EVE DOGGY DAYCARE SLEEPOVER!! πŸŽ†
Myah has jumped onboard to help out so we now have a few more spots available! πŸŽ‰
If you have an anxious or scared dog who doesn't cope well with storms or fireworks - leave them with us! They'll be completely safe, fully secured and having FUN with other doggy mates while you can have a stress free night out!
βœ…$100 per dog
βœ…Drop off NYE 12pm-7pm
βœ…Pick up New Years Day 8am-12pm
βœ…Just bring your pooches food!
βœ…Pupdates on FB and Insta!

Please message the page to make a booking! 😁 We are not in the shop to answer the phone.
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4 weeks ago

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That feeling after four days of too much food 😳😲🀣

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4 weeks ago

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I took Willow and Scooter to my friend at @pampawdpets today for some exposure and play with her two beautiful dogs - Probee and Mazikeen.

Young Mazikeen is a little star struck by Kubo 😍🀣 and goes weak at the knees when he's around, so we popped her in the crate for a bit.

She met the pups afterward and was beautiful.

I kept our visit short and sweet - tempting as it was to stay and chat with Katie, but Willow and Scooter had had enough and we are now home - both are out like little fuzzy lights in their crates 😍

@kaysadalefarm

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4 weeks ago

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2 years old today ❀️

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1 month ago

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Kubo company on Christmas morning.

Coffee and chocolate for breakfast ❀️
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1 month ago

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It's Christmas Eve.

We've been up super early, getting ready to welcome family over for our traditional Christmas Eve dinner.

We will be taking a break over Christmas/New Year. Back into it from January 6, where we have a full day booked!

Merry Christmas and happy New Year every one.

From me to you - lots of love ❀️

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1 month ago

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He has never liked dressing up πŸ™„πŸ€£πŸ˜

We are officially on holiday!

The Pawfect Behaviour crew would like to wish you all a merry Christmas and fabulous New Year!!!

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1 month ago

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Hi everyone - just discovered Instagram πŸ™„

Would love your support in following as I have the goal of hitting 100 followers by Xmas!

@pawfectbehaviour

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1 month ago

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Young 5 month old Baxter is in training to become a Therapy dog.

He has just finished the Pawfect Behaviour Engagement course.

Onward and upward young Baxter!

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1 month ago

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Classes are finished for 2019!

Thank you to all of you who have gone through the courses.

2020 sees new classes being added, so you can continue on your training journey.

We are back for new courses on Saturday, February 8 and Sunday, February 9.

Here is young Jester sporting the world's cutest splat and Xmas hat 😍
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1 month ago

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This is lovely puppy play.

Short, sweet, equal - perfect play.

A lot of people leave their pups playing for far too long. They become overly excited, far too hyper aroused and play becomes crazy... A baby version of what you'd see in an off lead dog park if you will...

I stopped play after filming this. Play went for about 2 minutes or so before I got the camera out. They were then popped back into their crates to settle.

In doing so, pups don't learn that undesirable, crazy type of play. They roll around, have fun, get excited, then learn about self settling.

Watch and enjoy these two glorious fluffy pups waddle around 😍

Cameo appearance from Stud Muffin at the end 🀣
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1 month ago

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This pups name is Scooter. 9 weeks old.

Now baby Scooter is a sensitive little lad that likes to wee. A lot. Every where πŸ€ͺπŸ˜³πŸ™„

I micro manage him during the day by ensuring he is taken outside to toilet completely, then he is penned or crated when not being supervised.

The pen is a problem too if I've not got a hawks eye on him as he doesn't care where he is, he just goes 😩

It's the nights that are the killer. Last night went like this -

Water rescinded at 7ishpm. Last toilet at 11pm. Set alarm for 4.30am. In that time, he weed in the crate on his bedding. Still took him out. Then again at 5.30am. We then made it through to 7sm, where I begin my sleep deprived, groggy day...

Thing is, I'm attempting to sleep, on the couch no more than 2-3 meters away from him. He doesn't make a noise, just goes 😩

So. My plan of action.

MUCH, much smaller crate. No bedding in the crate for now.

Less pen time, more outside activity to ensure he goes, then crate.

His little life will be micro structured until he learns to eliminate all in one go and can hold on longer.

Some pups are easy. Some pups are a bit more difficult and require much more guidance.

He is fit, healthy and has had a vet visit. Sometimes you just get one that is a tough nut to crack.

I am also posting this up because I have had, in the past, clients with pups who are difficult to toilet train. Scooter's journey will hopefully help people in this situation.

Ok. I need another strong coffee xo
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1 month ago

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Willow on the left, Scooter on the right.

We had a 5am start today 😴

A day in the life of these two pups is as follows -

Up at the crack of dawn - toilet. Both pups go out individually. Then back into bed until we get to a somewhat reasonable hour.

Out of crates, then - individually - out to the toilet again.

Into the play pen, which has a divider, for breakfast.

Each pup then has individual play time outside to climb, explore, sniff, run and chase Kubo and I.

Time for bed for an hour or so, then we are up, toileting, doing some obedience training, learning not to jump up, learning not to nip, learning how to play with me, learning how to be brave and independent.

Lunch time. Toilet time, then back to bed.

Rinse and repeat.

So Willow and Scooter don't become dependent on each other, they are being worked separately so they can bond with me, grow in confidence and find their way themselves.

I'm using Kubo in their training so they learn to play nicely. He's a pretty groovy coach 😍

Done properly, two pups in the same household is fine. But it is a lot of work. A lot. Most people get two pups for company for each other.

But - they don't understand or realise the work that should be involved in building happy, confident, independent pups that look to them for everything they need.

They leave the pups together to play, sleep, fight and do everything together.

The outcome - two pups who are far to dependent on each other. Pups who have bonded together and not with the owners.

Life in the Pawfect household is a little hectic at the moment πŸ™„πŸ˜΄πŸ˜

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1 month ago

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Just take a moment to look at this face!

Lenny is an 8 month old boy who seems to have popped his impulse control in his pocket for the moment πŸ˜‰

He isn't listening to dogs during play, loses his squishy blob if a scate board goes past, tries to insist on meeting other dogs while out on walks and is a bit Diva when asked to stop game play 🀣

We had a session today with both his owners. We did lead skills, clear communication, place training and long line work with toys.

He is learning to re-activate his on/off switch!

Mr Lenny now has a clear path to walk on, with his mum and dad.

Those manners will be back in place in no time πŸ˜‰
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1 month ago

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10.30pm. Willow in her crate on the left, Scooter in his crate on the right.

Scooter has been with us for just over 24 hours now. His little world has been turned upside down.

This evening, we turned a corner. He loves playing. LOVES it. So - playing will be what I use to bring this clever little man along.

Willow is still excelling at everything I'm throwing at her too.

Crates are an integral part of training. Teaches self settling. Teaches impulse control.

I can work one puppy at a time, while the other is watching - being patient.

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