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  • Mizz rehabilitating Coco
    by Adam on November 22, 2015 at 1:37 PM
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    Our new NCAR adopted dog Coco gets a welcome to the family by our other NCAR adopted dog Mizzie. Coco hasn't seen much of life and was very unhealthy when we brought her home. Mizzie recognised Coco needed help and set about trying to get Coco to play and start to enjoy being a dog! Her efforts are a testament to the breed!

  • How to start a walk
    by Adam on October 24, 2012 at 8:37 AM
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    The walk is a very important part of your relationship with your dog. A nice relaxed walk with loose lead is the best way to create a strong bond and trust between you both. Here is how I like a walk to start, no excitement, no fear, no noise, just a calm relaxed dog waiting with manners for it's walk. It's much easier to keep a calm dog relaxed, than trying to calm an excited/panicky dog down whilst out in the big, bad and exciting, outside world. So a nice calm start to the walk is the best way to ensure the walk remains relaxed and enjoyable for both owner and pooch!

  • Urban mushing
    by Adam on August 28, 2012 at 5:56 AM
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    I took my pawtrekker dog scooter up to North Clwyd Animal Rescue to give some of the more stressed dog a good run out. Most of them took to it really well and loved the chance to run through the lanes and tracks around the nearby country side. Hopefully I'll be able to build up to 2 or 3 dogs running together. www.NCAR.org.uk

  • Body language video in slow motion
    by Adam on July 9, 2012 at 3:12 AM
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    As requested (by many), here is a slowed down version of my body language video. Now the gestures can be seen as they are explained. But also, now the clip has been slowed other gestures not highlighted can also be seen!

  • Calmness around the door
    by Adam on April 3, 2012 at 2:13 PM
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    I got Mizzie all excited about going outside so I could demonstrate how an open door doesn't mean she can charge out of it. This is a good technique to use if your dog gets excited when people come to the door, or if you dog tries to escape through doors.

    Notice how the exercise is done in virtual silence, the main form of communication is body language.

    You can use this techniques in many situations; keeping your dog sat waiting whilst you prepare it's dinner, whilst you prepare for a walk, keeping your dog sitting away from the table as you eat, if your dog attacks the hoover you can use this technique to ask it to simply sit and watch, etc etc. The applications are endless.  Of course you should also use treats to reward your dog for choosing to sit and relax during this exercise therefore making it a much more positive experience for you both.

  • Body language during play
    by Adam on December 23, 2010 at 6:56 AM
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    A little video I use to explain the body language dogs use to communicate. Here, during play, many signals and gestures are given in rapid succession to communicate, "lets play", "I'm no threat", "I trust you", "you can trust me", "lets keep this fun" etc etc. The signals I highlighted are just the main ones, there is literally no time when some body language isn't being offered! Both these dogs, a Staffie and a Staffie cross were from North Clwyd Animal Rescue Centre.


  • English Bull terrier skull change in les...
    by Adam on December 1, 2010 at 7:55 AM
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    What breeders have 'achieved' with the English Bull terriers head within 100 years.

  • BullDog skull changes in less than 100 y...
    by Adam on December 1, 2010 at 7:47 AM
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    Selective breeding taking evolution way beyond the necessary, to the point of natural extinction.

  • Staffie mix
    by Adam on July 11, 2010 at 9:42 AM
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    More socialising the Staffies up at the rescue centre.

  • mixing rescue Staffies
    by Adam on July 11, 2010 at 9:39 AM
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    socialising some of the rescue's Staffordshire Bull Terriers offlead in the paddock.

  • Play fight pauses
    by Adam on May 14, 2010 at 6:54 AM
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    Alphie and Mizzie play fighting. Play fighting looks and sounds very much like the real thing, there are subtle differences though. These play fight pauses demonstrated by Alphie and Mizzie keep the intensity of the play down to a level both dogs are comfortable with.

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