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Our Favourite Canine Enrichment Activities

April 23, 2020

Lockdown, extreme whether conditions, injured dogs – there are always times when we can’t get out and walk our dogs as much as we might like to. Having a few brain games and canine enrichment activities up your sleeve is a great way to occupy your dog at home. In fact, I’d recommend adding them…

Puppy Socialisation

February 22, 2020

Careful puppy socialisation helps our dogs grow into calm, confident, optimistic dogs. Most folk bring home their new puppies at around 8 weeks old. They are, as one of my dear friends and dog trainer pals likes to say, like little sponges at this age. They need a lot of support, time and patience to…

Self Control in Dogs

October 18, 2019

Self Control, Impulse Control, Frustration, Impulsivity have all become buzz words in dog training. But what do they mean? I recently attended a seminar Self Control in Dogs delivered by Sian Ryan that explained all. About Sian Sian has a MSc in Clinical Animal Behaviour. She has worked as behaviour counsellor and trainer and researcher…

New Signings at FMDW

August 9, 2019

The summer transfer window has been a busy one at FMDW. While we’re sorry to have lost some key players we’re delighted that several real class acts have decided to join the premier league and Team FMDW… Blaser the GSP made his team debut just a couple of weeks ago after relocating to Knaresborough. His…

Positive Reinforcement Dog Training

July 3, 2019

I’m a firm believer that you get out what you put in. And in the dog world there is always something new to learn.. Last week the amazing Positive Reinforcement Dog Trainer Craig Ogilvie was up north with his Communication, Arousal & Problematic Behaviours workshop. That meant another training day for this dog walker. I’ve…

New Signings for Knaresborough Dog Walker

April 29, 2019

Two new faces have joined our Dog Walking Team! Luna & Izzy (pictured above) recently moved to Knaresborough. A longer commute for their humans means a little help is now required with lunchtime walkies. Their Mum set about looking for a dog walker in Knaresborough and contacted FMDW. I’m so pleased she did! The girls…

Canine Body Language

February 23, 2019

Any decent dog walker should have a good understanding of canine body language and behaviour. Dogs give us many subtle signs that tell us how they’re feeling. If we, as dog walkers (or dog owners), don’t respond swiftly and appropriately, things can escalate very quickly. I’ve been working with dogs, providing dog walking and puppy…