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How to stop Bitches in Season from Driving Dogs Mad

You can help prevent having all your intact male dogs from whining and crying over the smell that bitches in season give off by giving the bitch some chlorophyll. Dosage obviously is dependent upon a number of things (e.g. size of dog, hormonal level, whether she’s been

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Puppy Puzzle

On 28th January 2010, a litter of six Malinois puppies were born. The litter comprised 3 dogs and 3 bitches. My firm belief is that the only reason for breeding a litter is to try to improve the quality of that particular breed of dog (in this

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Puppy Fun Day

The last class of the year is always a fun day at Clicker Training Concepts. Here are some photos of one of the puppy classes competing in their teams. Handlers and their puppies are asked to perform exercises that they have been taught during the year, the

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South African Airways

In July 2009 I was asked to give a talk to the flight attendants at SAA on how to handle a dog on a plane. This came about due to recent changes to the Air Carriers Access Act, which impacts on all foreign carriers travelling to and

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Super Pup

A few months ago I was invited to join the ranks of the Super Pup trainers. What does this mean? Here are a few excerpts from the Super Pup web site ( to help explain what Super Pup is all about. Your new pup has the potential

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Introducing a new dog into an existing pack

I frequently get asked the best way to introduce a new dog into an existing pack. Obviously a lot depends on the breed, age and sexual status of the animals involved. If you have a geriatric dog and want to bring in a new puppy, is it

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The History and Misconceptions of Dominance Theory

The original alpha/dominance model was born out of short-term studies of wolf packs done in the 1940’s. These were the first studies of their kind. These studies were a good start, but later research has essentially disproved most of the findings. There were three major flaws in

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How to have a Polite Puppy the Clicker Way

A puppy that sits is generally far more socially acceptable than one that jumps up against folk, muddying their clothes and scratching their legs. A puppy that sits rather than growling and tearing at ones pants is much more likely to get positive attention from friends and

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Clicking Puppies into Agility

The rule of thumb for introducing puppies to agility is that a) they should never be forced to do anything they are reluctant to attempt and b) they should never be asked to jump higher than their elbow height. By using the clicker, (a) is taken care

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Highveld Belgian Shepherd Championship Breed Show : 23 June 2013

This show is open to all four varieties of Belgian Shepherd i.e. Groenendael, Lakenois, Malinois and Terveuren, all of which were represented. It is a specialist show, which means that only Belgian Shepherds may participate. The judge was Edith Gallant. You might remember that Dika’s last litter

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