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Bark in the Park.

Haarlem is such a wonderful place to walk your dog. There are so many woodland places to explore and the best thing is that the locals don’t have a fear of letting dogs interact. Too often I find fellow dog owners afraid of Nero. Some pick up their little dogs upon seeing us approach or give us […]

Our Amsterdam adventure.

  It’s time to put the training to the test. If you’ve been following our Instagram account zero2nero, you’ll know that Nero and I recently took a trip to Amsterdam so I could monitor his behaviour and training progress in a busy environment. If you’ve ever had the pleasure of visiting this vibrant city, you’ll know central Amsterdam […]

Silence is golden.

I love the looks of awe I get when Nero responds to my hand signals. True, he is a very intelligent breed but any dog is capable of this challenge! Using hand signals helps your dog learn focus, comes in extremely useful and is a pretty impressive party trick! To begin teaching hand signals, your dog should already be […]

Underdog to Wonderdog.

When I told my family and friends that I was bringing a fifty kilo, (almost) six-year old, male German Shepherd with aggression issues home from the shelter, they thought I was barking mad. “What if he is too aggressive?” “What If you can’t train him?” “What if he attacks a dog or person?” These questions became all too […]

Follow the leader.

The first thing I had to understand was that dogs like to have direction. Being social is imprinted in their genetics. Our role as the human is to understand how to build a relationship of trust and communication by guiding the way.  A dog needs to learn what behaviour is acceptable and what is not. Whilst in every household the rules will […]