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Understanding Reactivity in Border Collies

Understanding Reactivity in Border Collies

Reactivity in dogs is a term that often raises questions and sparks debates among dog owners and trainers as some don't like the word "reactive" as it doesn't explain exactly what it is that your going is going through.In some ways I agree but I find this is the term...

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Episode 15: How to train a perfect recall?

Episode 15: How to train a perfect recall?

How does a good recall looks like? I tell you what is looks life for me and how I train it!Recall is not an easy before, it's not just about rewarding the dog when they come back! It's a complex chain of behaviour where prey drive, impulse control and motivation play...

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Failed Sheepdogs

Failed Sheepdogs

What is a failed sheepdog? Is a failed sheepdog a good fit for a pet home? This post is not to scare people away from adopting a failed sheepdog but it’s to raise awareness of the potential issues you can encounter if you go and adopt or buy a failed sheepdog from a...

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That City Girl.

That City Girl.

The story starts with a city girl that grows up in Milan, living at the 7th floor of a building near the city center.  That girl is lucky enough to have a dad that is fond of the the British Island and that takes her on holiday to Ireland, Scotland, England and...

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Dogs Chasing and Worrying livestock.

Dogs Chasing and Worrying livestock.

Spring is finally here and with it lambing is on the go all around the country. For the next few months all the fields and mountains around the UK will be covered in ewes and lambs and this includes most of the popular walks and footpath accessible to dog walkers. I...

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Are Border Collie sociable with strangers?

Are Border Collie sociable with strangers?

Being sociable and well-behaved with other dogs is not a must have of a pet dog. Dogs shouldn’t have to meet every dog that happens to go past, they shouldn’t have to deal with rude behaviours, they shouldn’t have to be forced to interaction on lead or in a small...

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