Sadly, I have decided to close down Dog Coach Videos. I started it six years ago but for the past couple of years, I have had almost no time to keep it updated and fresh.
As well as coaching dog owners locally (North London) I now have my own online puppy training courses at The Dog Coach Online
I still have many ideas for how Dog Coach Videos might have progressed with cataloguing the best of the fantastic and ever-growing range of dog training resources — but there are only 24 hours in the day — and other priorities to consider.
With regret, this is farewell to my visitors.
Best wishes to you all — and have fun with your dogs!!
Puppies are cute and lovely, but it can be a real challenge to bring them up to be lovely dogs. Puppies jump, hang, bite, destroy, run away, empty bins and make-up bags, chew on shoes, trainers and plug sockets — the list goes on. Of course, all puppies are different, therefore some people will remember those days fondly; others will remember how stressful and tiring it was; but most will have erased this stressful time from their memory.
Do you often wonder what your dog is saying? Clearly, it’s not in words so Google translate can’t help! But we can learn to understand our dogs so much better, so that in future a quick glance at any dog will tell you a great deal about how they’re feeling.
Taken from his introduction to the Clickety Dog game for mobiles and tablets, pet behaviour and training consultant, Chirag Patel explains the principles of clicker training – and the best way to get clicker training practice.
Dog Coach Videos interviews top dog trainers & behaviourists
One of the UK’s top dog trainers, Sarah Whitehead, is an authority on puppy training, development and behaviour, aggression, and canine body language. She has an MSc in Animal Behaviour and has been involved in research with Dr John Bradshaw. She used to be Deputy Editor of Dogs Today magazine and is also the author of 24 behavioural and training books, booklets and DVDs. She appears regularly as a consultant on TV and radio.
Sarah also runs the Clever Dog Company chain of puppy and dog training classes with eighteen branches across the UK and has just launched a new on-line dog training programme Train Your Dog Online.
Clickety Clips interviews top dog trainers & behaviourists
Peter Neville, Professor in Companion Animal Behaviour
Peter Neville has been in practice for the treatment of behaviour problems in pets for over 25 years. He is a founding partner of COAPE (Centre of Applied Pet Ethology) which offers a range of residential and distance learning courses in companion animal behaviour and behaviour therapy and Adjunct Full Professor, Dept of Animal Sciences, The Ohio State University, USA. He is a lecturer and speaker in high demand at veterinary, behaviour and training meetings around the world. Read more »
Steve Mann, Dog Trainer & Behaviourist, Chairman of the IMDT
Steve has been a full-time dog trainer for over 20 years. He has trained thousands of dogs and hundreds of professional dog trainers. He is founder and chairman of the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers and presents seminars, courses and workshops for dog trainers and behaviourists worldwide. A regular on TV, Steve has starred in several shows including ‘The Underdog Show’ and ‘Who let The Dogs Out?’ alongside Ashleigh & Pudsey.
We dog lovers already know how strong the bond is between us and our dogs. Now, researchers in Japan reckon they are closer to finding out why dogs are our best friends. Their research shows that when we gaze into our dog’s eyes we experience a rise in oxytocin, and so do they.
Is play part of your routine together, or something that gets sidelined depending on your mood and motivation after a hard day? Do you prioritise training or physical exercise over games with your dog? Perhaps now’s the time to think again!
Steve Goward, Deputy Head of Canine Behaviour & Training, Dogs Trust
Steve started as a volunteer at Dogs Trust in 2000 whilst studying animal welfare as a mature student, and went on to study canine behaviour at Bristol University. Now, as Deputy Head of Canine Behaviour & Training, he supports all Dogs Trust’s centres across the UK with staff training and advice on behaviour and welfare.