Dog behaviour and training. Behavioural consultations. One to one training lessons. Puppy Courses. I have a BSc in Biological Sciences and a MSc in Animal Behaviour
I hold an Advanced Diploma in Canine Behavioural Management (ADipCBM)
I am a Full Member of The Canine Behaviour Training Society (TCBTS)
I am registered with the Animal Behaviour Training Council (ABTC) as an Accredited Animal Behaviourist.
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First training lesson for Sammy, at the Waggy Tails Dog Training Centre. We had so much fun, as always.
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This beautiful lurcher pup is looking for a lovely home
Why Shouldn’t We Use Punishment toTeach A Dog Not To Jump Up
Long but very good article
FRANCESCA WILLIS and WAGGY TAILS DOG TRAINING CLUB are happy to inform that, because of the interest you are showing in our courses, we are going to set up a second Puppy Course, starting at the end of January. It will be on Tuesdays, from 5 to 6, but we still need to confirm the right starting date. If you are interested, please contact me. Here below is the info about our next Course: there is now only place available. But there are more places in the second course.THANK YOU! PUPPY COURSE: Basic Obedience Training and Prevention of Common Behavioural Problems St Swithun's Church Hall - 105 Waverley Rd, Portsmouth, Southsea PO5 2P The next 7 week course starts on Tuesday the 17th of January, at 6.00pm. Courses run every seven weeks. Positive, Force-Free Training method. Enrolment open to vaccinated puppies younger than 6 months old. Small classes to guarantee the best service. For info contact Francesca Willis: ph. 0777 473 9586 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.frawillis.co.ok
Sammy has decided that it's time to get out....it doesn't matter if I'm ready or not...
We always suggest to our clients to carry their puppies everywhere, especially during the critical period. They cannot walk, because need to conclude the vaccination programme. However, they can be hold by their owners, in order to experience the world from an elevated step. Well, I've just realised that IT IS NOT easy to socialize/habituate a puppy - carrying him everywhere, if he weights like a little cow! My back and shoulders are totally cooked.
Teach your kids to train their dog. It brings a huge mutual benefit. It is a reciprocal way to build a relationship based on respect, confidence and fun.
Golden Retriever Lovers
To be honest, sometimes I believe that being a behaviourist doesn't help your pet. And, being an Italian behaviourist, is even worse! Perhaps it is similar to have a GP or a psychologist in the family: he probably has the natural tendency of observing his kids with different eyes. When I used to work with dolphins, and sometimes I was confused about their behaviour, I often needed to stop, clean my mind and trust my way to perceive and interpret them. I have to say that most of the time, it worked well. I suppose that only experience may give you the right balance between your knowledge and your sixth sense.
NICE rewards and AMAZING rewards: when a reward may really ameliorate a dog's performance. Me and my family we are all training our Sammy to use an appropriate toilet area in the garden. During the first few days, we reinforced the good behaviour (having a wee or poo in the garden) with a "good boy" plus a treat. He got the idea and started to use the garden more than the indoor. Then, we decided to only use amazing rewards for the toilet training: Sammy is literally crazy about sausages. So, every time he was using the garden, we rewarded him with a piece or two of sausages. Always, night and day. In less than 2 days Sammy dramatically improved his house training and now asks for getting out when he needs it. Don't be afraid of using treats to train important things. You may always reduce the amount of food during the day. It is much more important to show your dog the right direction, rewarding the good choices he makes.
My little boy is doing very well and last night he slept from 10 to 7, waking up only once, for toilet, and back to sleep again. Yes, consistency (and patience) is definitely the key!