Kim is the owner and senior instructor at Best Friends School of Dog Training, in Ottawa, Ontario. She has been training dogs for over 25 years, and has been instructing training classes for 17 years. She earned a degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Royal Military College and served for 14 years as an officer in the Air Force before making a non-traditional career move and becoming a professional dog trainer.
Sunday, November 28th @ 11:30-1:30pm Dog whispering is about using a non-violent, compassionate approach to communicating with animals based on their own language. Dogs have their own language based mostly on body language that they use to communicate peaceful intentions, negotiate space and resources, communicate discomfort and entice play. How would you like to understand what
Dr. Jean Dodds will be in Markham on October 17 for a full day, all inclusive seminar. (door prizes, meals, snacks, refreshments, certificate of attendance, raffle, speaker notes, goodie bags, continental breakfast, pens, note paper) There are still "some" seats left (so
We’ve all been there before, whether it’s giving a presentation at work, watching our sons and daughters step up to the plate at a key moment in their baseball game, or when you hear your name called to move to the start line for your jumpers run. It hits you like a sledgehammer to the gut. The bottom falls out of your stomach and your legs feel like jelly. In your head you ask “Why do I do this to myself?”
Want to get your dog into dog sports? Interested in flyball, agility, disc dog, PWD water work, dock diving!? Heather's Dog Sport Foundation Class is an excellent choice. This class will prepare you and you dog for any of these choices. If your dog is not that interested in toys, want to teach a reliable retrieve here's your chance to turn that around. See the flyer below for detailed course description.
Course visualization is common practice among agility competitors – but have you ever considered using all of your senses while doing it? You’ll get more out of it if you do! As we move through our environment, whether it is in our home or
Wikipedia defines Lure Course as, "A sport for dogs that involves chasing a mechanically operated lure. Competition is usually limited to dogs of purebred sighthound breeds." Lure coursing is becoming more
I've had some success using this technique with my students whose dogs are ground bound ..... You can try using an agility jump or other hurdle to encourage the dog to leap for the disc. First though, your dog must know how to jump a hurdle. The height of the hurdle should be the wither height of the dog. (if the dog is
A torn toenail on your dog is going to cause your dog a great deal of discomfort and anxiety. You will become aware of the problem by spotting blood around their paw area or by seeing your dog limp around, constantly licking its wound or chewing at the torn toenail. Care for the dog's torn toenail depends on the severity of the tear.