Trick Training

We are so excited to be starting a Trick Training course out in the open air and looking forward to putting some moves into a Heelwork to Music routine maybe!  We are training with the amazing Jodie of Crazelpup Dog Training  Toby loves to learn and we use a clicker and treat to reward the behaviour we are looking for.  To begin with we are just shaping behaviour with a box, so any interaction gets rewarded. […]

Heeler herding sheep

Training a Lancashire Heeler to herd sheep

Ann Jordan has kindly sent me a piece about her gorgeous liver and tan Heeler, Flora, and how she started to train her for herding.  We meet her each year at Discover Dogs so she is a multi-talented little dog! Wanting to “downsize” from Collies and Kelpies, I chose a Lancashire Heeler to help with sheep control in the future.  Not really knowing anything about how a Heeler may work, I was taking a risk […]

Dora’s First Rosette!

10 May 2014 – Dora completed her first Good Citizens Puppy Course with Paws in Hand and was presented with a rosette which she decided was exceedingly tasty! The last session we were asked to get our puppies to sit and wait for at least 10 seconds but Dora was the exception and we were asked to try and sit still for 1-2 seconds!  She has made her mark!!  Roll on Good Citizens Bronze … […]