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My Super Nero

I wrote the following text a few weeks after Nero passed but for some reason could not bring myself to publish it on the blog. It’s now been almost one year to the day since Nero crossed that rainbow bridge and even though reading this still brings me to tears, I feel it is finally […]

Dogs that dislike dogs.

When your dog doesn’t mix well with other dogs life can get complicated. Shout out to all the dog owners who know exactly what I mean. I’ve been there. I completely understand the emotional stress and humiliation a reactive dog can cause. Taking an enjoyable walk with your dog is tainted by their dislike of other […]

Kygo.

Young Kygo has been with us for just over a fortnight and what a woofing, wonderful whirlwind it has been! Prior to Kygo coming home, we had a fair few doggies through the doors of our Nero B&B so I had plenty of practice establishing the common house rules and boundaries. Addressing different breeds with […]

Build the bond.

One evening, a dog trainer and an animal physiotherapist met for dinner and discussions. What happened next? Well, we put our heads together, threw some ideas around, scooped them all up, mashed them together and made some magic! ‘Build the bond’ is an interactive workshop for dogs and owners created by Nero Dog Training and De Ruijter […]

The dog divide.

One thing I discovered very quickly in the world of dog training is that it’s extremely split.  There are hundreds of ways you can train a dog and a thousand and one techniques that can be challenged or endorsed. Whatever method you chose to practice, you can be sure you will have some negative-Nancy (there’s probably one right now furiously typing […]

Dog owner challenge.

It’s not black and white when there is grey in-between. Many of us share our homes and  lives with one or more canine companions. As dog owners, we probably class ourselves as ‘dog lovers’ who will happily make acquaintance with a new furry face and welcome the wet nose that invades our personal space. In theory, […]

Pack life.

Contrary to certain theories, I’m a big believer in allowing dogs to be just that – dogs. Whilst rehabilitating Nero it was imperative that I had access to other calm, socialised dogs in order to help him understand that other canines needn’t be perceived as a threat. By encouraging him to use his nose and learn ‘doggy […]

The IMDT

Last month I spent six days in Scotland being educated and challenged by the wonderful individuals that make this canine education provider one of a kind. It’s been an eye-opening experience into the wonderful world of woofers and I am eager to put all I’ve learnt into practice. After researching practically every dog course available in the UK, I decided The IMDT (Institute of Modern Dog Trainers) was […]

Unleash the hounds!

Do you remember that first time you let your dog off-leash? Were you nervous? Afraid they would run off and not come back? Perhaps you were worried about other fluffs reacting to your fur-baby in a negative way? There are all kinds of reasons dog owners decide to keep their four-pawed partners on a lead – from a previous […]

Bone appetit!

With literally hundreds of brands of dog food to choose from and each claiming to be the best food for your canine friend, picking your dogs diet can be a daunting task. There is so much variety available that we are spoilt for choice. We all want the best for our pooch, but knowing exactly what that […]