LAST WEEK’S ROUNDUP

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Nia, giving lovely eye contact in new surroundings while learning to feel easy with another dog working nearby.

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Bella working with her mat and a target. These kind of Brain Games teach her to make calm decisions when near other dogs

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Seren and her mum doing Loose Lead walking – this is a lovely example of how a lead should be held. Lightly and gently, giving your dog room to sniff while maintaining a ‘smile’ shape in the lead

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Cyril, demonstrating that the best thing to do with trot poles is treat them like a box and sit in them!

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Goku working on a stool with Archie nearby. Both dogs are learning to feel easy and calm around other dogs, and using Bodywork helps both of them to think things through, rather than reacting.

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Our most troubled boy in the Paws Den. This is Archie, wearing a Calming Band to help him feel easier about working as a Buddy Dog for the first time. He worked with Goku, the young GSD x husky and both of them responded without a single woof at each other!

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Rosco learning that referring back to a handler feels better than getting excited and pinging at another dog. 

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Beautiful young Barney, who has made huge progress with his Loose Lead walking in just a fortnight. His owners have worked so hard with him that he’s gone from Pulling-Like-a-Tank to calm walking beside his mum.

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Sweet little Molly, showing that even fizzy girls can calm when on her Calming Mat. She cracked it within minutes, and was soon lying down quietly for her mum.