When Rescuers Just Shouldn’t Rescue

A couple of years ago I had a deaf and half-blind Bull Arab rescue charge me and try to rip my throat out, after it yanked it’s big bloke foster off his feet and the bloke let go of the leash. I was pressed up against the dining table, so I couldn’t get out of the...

How to know what you’re worth

When I first met my former business coach, the very first thing she said to me is “you are not charging enough“. I said “you don’t know what I charge!“ And she said “whatever it is, it’s not enough.” It’s a bit of a long story but she pointed out the less you charge,...

Morning musing…

The RSPCA has a lot to answer for in promoting “positive only” training. Nothing but treats, clicks praise and distraction is psychologically damaging to a dog and can cause serious behavioural problems. 30 or 40 years ago there was no such profession as...