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I've been meaning to write a blog for a while now & I've finally put pen to paper.... so to speak! I couldn't wish for a more enjoyable, fulfilling & entertaining job.

I hope you enjoy the tales as much as I have.

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Irina (Exuberant Staffy …): Hello! Thank you for your great work and useful information on your site! We like the way you train t…
Jo Robertson (Can Bull Terriers…): Thanks steve, I think I’m gonna have to give you a call for a home visit so you can see Mason on his …
Steve (The most popular …): They really are a misunderstood breed, often even by their owners. 😜 Ironically, they’re one of the…
Steve (Can Bull Terriers…): Be fair Jo, Mason is a Bull Terrier! 😜 I’m currently training a Beagle/Pinscher & I know from exper…
Jo Robertson (Can Bull Terriers…): Mason will fetch a toy and bring it back if I say thank-you he will give me it. We play this game a f…
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Can Bull Terriers drop toys?

Thursday 17 December 2015 at 10:49 am

I met a new client the other week with a fabulous Bull Terrier who found it very hard to drop on command. So this week we started to work on this using our normal method of getting the dog to leave treats on the floor & gradually building it up to leaving toys, followed by dropping toys.

The training was going really well for the clients & Eddie, until he decided to take his toy to his basket to lie down for a good chew!

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Teaching a dog to read

Thursday 26 November 2015 at 3:00 pm

"Just give me a comfortable couch, a dog, a good book, and a woman."

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Can cats & dogs live together?

Wednesday 25 November 2015 at 4:24 pm

Recently, I was training a young Standard Poodle who shared the house with two cats. I always check with clients to see if there are any issues between the pets as having grown up with cats & dogs in the house at the same time, I know a number of socialisation techniques to help as once the situation is accepted by all parties, I know how well they can all get on & there is usually a lot of entertainment to be had from watching them as the relationship develops.

The poodle was obviously very happy with the arrangement, as were the cats despite the obvious size difference. After a while, we had a time out from training as I chatted with the client about the next session. At this point, one of the cats saw her opportunity & walked along the mantelpiece above the fireplace & looked squarely at the poodle. The poodle, obviously used to this behaviour, turned around & sat directly in front of the cat & was now at the same eye level as his feline friend.

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