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Dog Training, Social distancing Style

Dog Training, Social distancing Style

Your dog will still need some exercise, so solitary walks, no dog parks, or group walks.

If you are not comfortable going out, train, play and walk your dog, around your home, garden or property.

Doing fun things with your dog, can brighten up everyone’s day.

Play enrichment games, do some training, remember your dog doesn’t understand what is going on.

Canine parkour (urban agility) and scent games are just a couple of things you can try but there are many more ideas out there.

Dogs don’t like change in their routine, so try to do what you normally do with your dog, you may have to be a bit inventive and improvise but that is ok.

It is US the human dog owners, who have new rules to follow, to help keep us safe and well. Please Read: Can I walk My Dog During A Pandemic

Covid-19 dog fact: your dog can’t catch the virus but it may carry it, on its skin and fur so don’t let anyone outside of your household pat or handle your dog or any of your pets. (exception being your local vet) because there is a chance a person could unknowingly, transfer the virus on to your dog.

 
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Posted by on March 23, 2020 in About

 

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Exercise & Dog Reactivity

Exercise & Dog Reactivity

Great article, I am a big believer in enrichment games and any other forms of activities that can help, keep your dog, calm, focused and listening to you.

Where's Your Sit?

The ISCP has released new research from graduate Linda Cooper on the impact of exercise on reactive dogs (view study here). The study is fairly interesting in that it recommends reducing walks and arousal increasing activities such as fetch.

The dogs in the study were sent on a “doggie” vacation where exercise was significantly reduced. The owners of the dogs were nervous of this at first given that many of the dogs that participated were also described as hyper dogs that required great amounts of exercise.

What was found instead was that with reduced physical exercise (off leash running, long walks, playtime with other dogs, ball and disc play, etc.) and increased soothing touch and mental games the dogs improved significantly in only 6 days! The study goes on to cite work that includes giving dogs a drastic change for a month to see truly improved results in…

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Posted by on February 16, 2017 in About

 

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How do I keep my dog happy, When walking isn’t her no 1? Flash Dog Training Special, (Blog Only) 6pm Friday 27th – 6pm Sunday 29th. Manawatu Region Only

How do I keep my dog happy, When walking isn’t her no 1? Flash Dog Training Special, (Blog Only) 6pm Friday 27th – 6pm Sunday 29th. Manawatu Region Only

Today most dogs have lost the jobs they were bred and born to do. Dogs like humans they need mental stimulation, otherwise they may  become bored, destructive, depressed or stressed.

Although walking your dog is good exercise, a bit of mental stimulation, will help keep them happy as well as, tire them out.  Mental stimulation can help them focus and listen to you more and if the weather is really bad, you can keep them occupied at home.

End result, a happy tired dog and we all would like our dogs to be happy.

Welcome to my new flash monthly, dog training special post. Every month I will be offering for 2 days only, blog only special. To take advantage of any of the flash specials. The form below needs to be filled out and emailed to me, within the time stated above.  Training will be held in the Ashhurst Domain, Palmerston North.

So to kick off January 2017, I am offering a 1 hour introductory class for $10. Limited numbers, Maximum no 6. Class will commence on Sunday 5th February @ 11.30am.

Titled: “Enrichment games for your dog” These games also mean lots of FUN for you and your dog and can be played around the home or when you are out and about. We will be looking at scent games & canine parkour as well as interesting things to do with milk bottles and ice cream containers.

This class is not suitable for dog aggressive dogs. However, aggressive dogs can benefit greatly, so if your dog is aggressive, I am more than happy to teach you and your dog privately. (cost $40) 

 
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Posted by on January 26, 2017 in About

 

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Dog Enrichment Games, Canine Parkour also know as Urban Agility is a great way to keep your dog happy by providing physical & mental stimulation, while having fun, using natures obstacles and everyday objects you come across, while out on your daily walk.

Some basic obedience knowledge is required but there are no barriers, with a little adaptation and imagination, all breeds and ages can do this.

 
You will be surprised what you and your dog can achieve. Combined with obedience training, it will strengthen your communication and training skills. Both you and your dog will become more confident, in everyday situations. Even nervy and reactive dogs can benefit by participating in Canine Parkour/Urban Agility because your dog will be focused on you and what you are asking it to do but most of all, you and your dog will have lots of fun, and you will have, a happy dog.
 
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Posted by on March 10, 2016 in About

 

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Introduction to Canine Parkour (Urban Agility) Class Starts Sunday 29th March @ 11am in Ashhurst, Class will run for 90 minutes.

Introduction to Canine Parkour (Urban Agility) Class Starts Sunday 29th March @ 11am in Ashhurst, Class will run for 90 minutes.

Urban Dog Agility also known as canine parkour is a great way for you and your dog to exercise and have lots of fun by using natures obstacles and everyday objects you come across, while out on your daily walk.

Some basic obedience knowledge is required but there are no barriers, with a little adaptation and imagination, all breeds and ages can do this.
You will be surprised what you and your dog can achieve. Combined with obedience training, it will strengthen your communication and training skills. Both you and your dog will become more confident, in everyday situations. Even nervy and reactive dogs can benefit by participating in Urban Agility because your dog will be focused on you and what you are asking it to do.
This is a introductory class and will run for 90 minutes, Cost $30, if you would like to attend, please fill out the form below or message me on Facebook.
This is not an obedience class all dogs must have some basic level of obedience.
If your dog is dog aggressive/reactive: I will need to meet you both before joining the class. To determine whether or not a class situation is suitable at that time, for you and your dog. Prior, one on one private training with one of my training dogs, maybe necessary before joining a class.
I will be holding a class for reactive dogs later on if there is enough interest.
To read more click on Canine Parkour

 
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Posted by on March 18, 2015 in About

 

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A big thank you to HAVEN animal support services Palmy-Wellington and Pretty Pitties and Other Mischief Makers for inviting Zerobites Dog Training to their 1st Annual Dog Awareness Family Fun Day today.

A big thank you to HAVEN animal support services Palmy-Wellington and Pretty Pitties and Other Mischief Makers for inviting Zerobites Dog Training to their 1st Annual Dog Awareness Family Fun Day today.

It was a great day, I met a lot of very cool dogs and their owners, including Hazel the Pitbull, visit her on Facebook.

Frankie and I did a Canine Parkour Demo, it was quite warm so we didn’t do too much but we had fun.

I would like to thank Bridget and Jamie for letting Frankie come and hangout with me today and Llyvonne for being my go to person and camera assistant.

Here are a few photos I took today. The Canine Parkour photos were taken by Llyvonne.

 
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Posted by on February 22, 2015 in About

 

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Get fit With Your Dog

Taking your dog out is a great way to get fit and have some fun at the same time. Whether your dog is big or small there is always lots of  things you can do together. Keep in mind the breed and age of your dog, for example, young dogs shouldn’t be running non stop, for long distances because it may cause bone or ligament damage. Here is a great article written by the late Sophia Yin titled : A New Year’s Resolution for You and Your Pooch: Get Fit with your Dog 

 
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Posted by on January 1, 2015 in About

 

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