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So last weekend I shared a video of Sherryn and Biscuit from one of the online Intermediate classes working on the Paws Up that we introduced last Saturday....Sherryn had sent me the video.

Today in class we moved this on where appropriate and progressed some hind leg awareness. Sherryn has been practicing this in the week and so we moved it on even further by reducing the height and size of the item Biscuit has his front paws on....and then removing it completely....and here they are ๐Ÿ™‚

This can be great for improving heel work as it means the dog is able to use their front and back legs separately to move their body to stay in position next to you.
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๐Ÿพ Tues 19th Jan 12pm - online puppy class (2 spaces left)

๐Ÿพ Thursday 21st Jan 12.30pm - online puppy class (2 spaces left)

๐Ÿพ Sat 23rd Jan 12pm - online puppy class (1 space left)

๐Ÿพ Sat 23rd Jan 1.30pm - online Intermediate class FULL

Please let me know if you would like to join any of these puppy classes.....and if any of you would like to do an online Intermediate class let me know as I can add another date.
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๐Ÿพ Tues 19th Jan 12pm - online puppy class (2 spaces left)

๐Ÿพ Thursday 21st Jan 12.30pm - online puppy class (2 spaces left)

๐Ÿพ Sat 23rd Jan 12pm - online puppy class (1 space left)

๐Ÿพ Sat 23rd Jan 1.30pm - online Intermediate class FULL

Please let me know if you would like to join any of these puppy classes.....and if any of you would like to do an online Intermediate class let me know as I can add another date.

Here is the lovely current Tuesday night online puppy training class in action ๐Ÿ˜‰

Tonight we introduced the marker word, and started teaching pups to sit, lie down and all about focus and engagement, and discussed why its so important.

Although all dog and puppy training classes and 121s are online due to COVID restrictions, my Tuesday night online puppy class has run constantly since the first lockdown, has always been full and will always continue forever more!

Online dog training is great!
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Here is the lovely current Tuesday night online puppy training class in action ;)

Tonight we introduced the marker word, and started teaching pups to sit, lie down and all about focus and engagement, and discussed why its so important.

Although all dog and puppy training classes and 121s are online due to COVID restrictions, my Tuesday night online puppy class has run constantly since the first lockdown, has always been full and will always continue forever more!

Online dog training is great!

Lovely walk this morning with Dylan....today we took the buggy out so that we could be out for longer and Dylan can visit places he doesn't get to go to now unless we go with the buggy because it's too far to walk.

Dylan has bilateral elbow arthritis as well as something else going on which causes a gait abnormality in walk (he's had his entire spine scanned and nothing showed, and as he's coming up to roughly 12 years old, and he's not good with veterinary attention, I'm not putting him through anymore tests or scans unless absolutely necessary)....so I take him for short 15 / 20 min walks at a time as its so important he keeps moving but also vital not to 0ver exercise older or arthritic dogs.....So the buggy was an investment that has been invaluable for us.

I spent time getting him comfortable with it when I got it a couple of years ago of course (with wheels off first of all), and now he loves it and gets in of his own accord.

I'll be doing a blog post soon on living with an older dog and how to make life as easy as possible for them.....attention is all so often on puppies but our golden oldies should not be forgotten!

How many of you guys use a buggy for your older dogs....or puppies?
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Lovely walk this morning with Dylan....today we took the buggy out so that we could be out for longer and Dylan can visit places he doesnt get to go to now unless we go with the buggy because its too far to walk.

Dylan has bilateral elbow arthritis as well as something else going on which causes a gait abnormality in walk (hes had his entire spine scanned and nothing showed, and as hes coming up to roughly 12 years old, and hes not good with veterinary attention, Im not putting him through anymore tests or scans unless absolutely necessary)....so I take him for short 15 / 20 min walks at a time as its so important he keeps moving but also vital not to 0ver exercise older or arthritic dogs.....So the buggy was an investment that has been invaluable for us.

I spent time getting him comfortable with it when I got it a couple of years ago of course (with wheels off first of all), and now he loves it and gets in of his own accord.

Ill be doing a blog post soon on living with an older dog and how to make life as easy as possible for them.....attention is all so often on puppies but our golden oldies should not be forgotten!

How many of you guys use a buggy for your older dogs....or puppies?Image attachment

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Fabulous buggy may I ask where I might find one similar? What a lucky boy Dylan is .... he certainly is not missing out on anything in life ๐Ÿ˜

Not a buggy, but old Louis loved being wrapped in a blankie and transported around ๐Ÿ˜†

I use a buggy when my dogs need one, either as older dogs or as young puppies. They are invaluable.

Oh bless you him Angela, he looks so comfy ๐Ÿค—. I used our one for Tilly when she was a puppy so we could still give Ruby her long walks. It was invaluable because she came with us when we went out, had socialisation, had her little short walks but also could rest for most of the time ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™‚xxx

My boy who has ivdd and is 12 x

They're great. I have an identical one I got given for Meg but have hung onto it as I won't hesitate to use it again for either of our two. He looks very comfy โค๏ธ

Not quite a buggy but Alfie had a poor paw and quite enjoyed me pushing him around in the wheelbarrow ๐Ÿ˜€ bless Dylan he looks happy in his buggy x

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This is Sherryn and Biscuit ๐Ÿ™‚ They came to the puppy class outdoors in East Horsley and continued onto the Intermediate class.....before Christmas when we went into Tier 3, Tier 4and then lockdown in the space of a few days their Intermediate class had to stop half way through.

But....after a break for Xmas and new year, the class continued online as of saturday!

On Saturday we introduced "Paws Up"....this is essentially a trick but has multiple uses...below are just a few:

* increases confidence
* can be used to encourage hind leg awareness
* can help if you lift your dog into the car or onto the sofa
* is fun and helps build relationship

Sherryn sent me this video on Sunday.....on Saturday in the online class Biscuit was a bit cautious of putting his paws up....but look how well they're doing 24 hours later not only with the Paws Up, but they've even already progressed to working on some hind leg awareness!

Love online training!
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Beautiful little dog xxx ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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