I don’t know about you, every time I do any sort of research into animal/dog law and regulations there always seem to be new developments, updates and tweaks. If researching legislations has taught me anything it’s that it’s not the most exciting thing to do in an evening let alone getting your head around them.
One of the first individuals I had the pleasure of interviewing on my website was Trevor Cooper who is a solicitor that specialises in dog law. He works full time for Dogs Trust and in his free time he hosts seminars across the country on the law involving dogs with Dog Law Ltd.
Dog Law has recently developed new ‘webinars’ that focus on many aspects of the law on dogs from Dangerous Dogs Act 1991, Animal Welfare Act 2006 to the Dogs Act 1871. Trevor also focuses on ‘New Developments’ that have been happening recently, most notably on the Dangerous Dogs Act.
Here is a taste of what to expect;
Personally I couldn’t recommend them more, for those lucky enough to see Trevor in action he never fails to impress and the same thing goes for these webinars. It is essential for professionals who work in the dog world from dog show handlers to police officers.
For more information visit www.doglaw.tv which also features dog training videos by dog trainer, behaviourist and writer Carolyn Menteith which is also recommended!
In my experience as a dog trainer, many of the people I work with have assumed that solving behavioural problems between a dog and a family is as easy as a one time visit from a dog trainer or behaviourist. Unfortunately it’s not; if it was it would make my job a lot easier! In my experience, it’s not just about training the dog but the owner as well, I can’t express that aspect more.
Being an effective leader is essential – the dog needs to understand that you and your family are in charge. Every second you spend with your dog it is taking in vital information; you want to make things as clear to the dog as possible. Behavioural problems in most cases stem from the misleading behaviour from the owner and family. It’s not about being aggressive or domineering, but simply letting the dog know that it doesn’t have to stress about protecting it’s family.
I will go right back to basics and explain very simple methods of communication you have to be aware of to make sure there is a good line of communication between you and your dog.
Continue reading Be a Leader Through Positive Training
Oh boy, it’s been one busy month from my end. This year has seemed to start off with a bang and there seems to be no way of slowing down. We are slowly creeping into March and for dog lovers and enthusiasts that only means one thing – Crufts is around the corner!
It wasn’t that long before Crufts 2013 when I decided to start my own blog so it’s a very interesting insight to see how far I’ve come along. For last years Crufts 2013 blog and review click here
However, this year I’m glad to say that this year I’ll be with the YKC team (Young Kennel Club) so it should be a very interesting experience. I’ve always been keen to reach out to the younger generation and I can’t think of a better way to educate and raise awareness among the next generation of dog owners!
Here is a short preview of what to expect:
Finally for those who will be attending, I’ll see you all there!