Control over your dog

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Control over your dog

There is no point in having a dog that is only obedient if he is on leash or if you have food on you.” Dr Ian Dunbar.

Most of the dogs I am asked to rehabilitate have owners who find it too difficult to control them. These dogs are what can be termed, “Under cooked.” Their owners took them to Puppy school, bought books, watched TV dog programmes or did some training at a club but did not fully understand the training concepts or stopped before they had mastered proper control over their dogs. They spend nearly all their time and energy controlling the dog instead of getting the dog to control itself. I tell my dog, “You can get what you want as soon as you calm down and control yourself.” You need to be patient but also very insistent.

The following training concepts should be re-visited if you find that your dog is disobedient or listens only when on leash or when food is available. Read the rest of this entry »

Club News

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KA Show Constantia 3/4 December 2011 
  We congratulate the following Club memmbers on their successes:

Canine Good Citizen Bronze Test

1. Spud  – Charlotte Young

2. Hooch – Colleen Marsh

3. Maya – Marlene Louis

4. Max – Gary Louis

5. Loki – Toby Mills

6. Mac – Julie Padmore

7. Oliver – Mary Koster

8. Caru – Richard Firth

9. Molly – Leon Visser

Canine Good Citizen Silver Test

1. Diego – Petra Cooper

Obedience Class A

2nd Lara – Liz Werth

 Special Beginners Class

1st  Taka Tinka Shapiro

3rd  Tess Hilary Hardwicke

4th  Manzi Jill Hartley

6th  George Ziggi Lassen

Breed: Working Dogs

Polo – Jan Meyer “Best Baby Puppy in Breed” & “Reserve Best of Breed.”

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