Want a dog? It’s about to get much harder to get one I am pleased that Lucy’s Law is coming into effect from 1 October this 2018. Anything which helps to protect the welfare of animals is a good thing. If it helps to prevent people from importing and breeding dogs and cats en masse, … Continue reading Lucy’s Law and Its implications
Socialisation part 1 – why it is essential for your puppy This is a huge subject, so I am just going to write an introduction and talk about the role of the breeder. That is basically what ‘socialisation’ means – an introduction. It means teaching your puppy about the world that it will be living … Continue reading Socialisation Part 1: what is it and why is it important?
What is the right kind of breeder? I’ve just received confirmation that I have passed my assessment to retain my Assured Breeder Status with the Kennel Club; all measures marked as ‘satisfactory’ (the top mark) and no required improvements recommended. I am very proud to remain as a member of this accredited scheme and believe … Continue reading Different Types of Breeder
I know some people who believe passionately that all dog breeders are irresponsible criminals and that ALL dogs should be obtained from rescue centres. Trouble is, if everyone really did do that, there would very soon be no dogs left. Also, if we could only get dogs from rescue centres, we’d be left with a … Continue reading Why Breed Dogs?
How to get in touch with a dog breeder We generally think we know how to apply for a job, don’t we? We reflect on our skills and aspirations and craft these into a CV. We then put together a carefully worded application form, which is relevant to the job for which we are applying. … Continue reading Guide to contacting a Dog breeder
How to find a puppy or find a dog. How to choose a dog Where do you start? Have you and your family never owned a dog, but you have decided that you would love to have one? Or your children are pestering you for a dog and they absolutely adore a particular breed, but … Continue reading Finding a Dog
How do I manage my dog’s herding or chasing behaviour? Border Collies are bred for herding. They are part of the Pastoral group of breeds, which means that their natural predatory behaviour has been modified (slightly) to make them suitable for herding livestock. Wikipedia’s Herding Dog page says: “The Border Collie gets in front of the … Continue reading The Herding Instinct – how do you manage this?
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