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You wanna be a dog trainer?

The dog industry is a funny one. Like all fields, it has mighty quirks, perks and of course, downsides. A canine career means a world full of possibilities. It’s intriguing, creative, extremely hands on and undoubtedly highly rewarding work. Weather it’s structuring solutions to a variety of everyday problems, modifying complex behaviour or helping humans […]

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 […]

Doggydive.

Did you know that dogs and their owners are given the opportunity to take a dip in the local swimming pools? The Netherlands continues to pleasantly surprise me with it’s relaxed and open approach towards our canine companions. Apparently it’s fairly common practice to allow dogs and humans access on the last day of the season […]

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 Shepherdess.

Beneath this mask there is more than flesh, beneath this mask there is an idea and ideas are bulletproof… Let’s be honest, I’m not your typical trainer and I tend to do things a little differently – including my dog blog. This post has next to nothing to do with dog training (although you could count the […]

Pam the van.

The story of an inspirational girl, her adopted dog, their revamped van and the open road… You may have previously seen this motivated young woman’s story circulating on social media. Marina’s adventures certainly captured my attention which is why I was absolutely ecstatic when she confirmed she was driving to Amsterdam and happily agreed to meet another canine […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]