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When Jaiden Fed Harry

It’s now 7 months since I published the piece on When Harry Met Jaiden, written 2 months after Jaiden’s birth, with an accompanying photo of Harry sniffing Jaiden in the car capsule on the day our dog first met our little boy.

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A Baby in the “Pack”

Expectant parents and parents of young children naturally worry about the effect a newborn baby and growing toddler will have on their previously well behaved, balanced and beloved dog.

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Silly Dog Stories

Sure all our dogs have done silly things, but I think my dogs are the silliest of them all. These are a few things my dogs have done.

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Obedience Training Tips

Your voice is one of your most important training aids. Be happy and bright to encourage your dog, enthusiastic to make him work quickly, and firm to correct any faults. Do not confuse him with many or varied words, be consistent with your commands and say each word clearly to avoid confusion.

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Make the Recall a Pleasant Experience

Come. COME. COME HERE NOW!" Never mix up "Come", the recall command, with punishment. Your dog must trust that returning to you will lead to a pleasurable experience and not an unpleasant one. After all, would you willingly return to someone if you thought they were going to yell at you (or worse)?

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Next Training Date

Sunday 4th February 2018

Following the Club's season-ending Fun Day on 3rd December, our Helpers and Instructors are now having a well-earned break for the break festive season and summer holidays.

Training resumes at the Club on Sunday, 4th February 2018, which will be a Puppy Joiner our 6-week Puppy Classes (for dogs aged under 6 months). Our first Adult Dog Joiner for 2018 for the Club's Responsible Dog Ownership Course (for dogs 6 months and older) will be on Sunday, 11th February.

Note: Due to the summer heat and humidity, Training and Registration start times are scheduled earlier from the 4th February until the end of Daylight Saving - please see the Training Times page on the Club website for details.

Other Training Dates and details of the Registration/Joining Process are also available from the website.

We wish all our Members, their families and friends, and of course, their dogs, a safe and happy holiday. We look forward to seeing you again in the new year!