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July, 2016 - Blog - Richard Edge The Suburban Dog Trainer

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Published by in July, 2016 ·
Its been an interesting month, as I look back on my diary I am reminded of how exceptionally busy I have been; especially compared with the previous month that possibly due to study commitments was a little quite. This month saw a fantastic result for the GCDS test with 5 bronze, 3 silver and a gold, the class really made me proud as they showed skill and humour the two main attributes in dog training. As I mentioned early I have been inundated with work this month mainly from a behavioural aspect and it always makes me happy when I go back for the follow up to see not only the change in the dogs behaviour, but sometimes the change in the owners, as most look a lot less stressed and exceedingly happier with their lives. If you’re a behaviourist and don’t do a follow up with your client your missing something quite special. I was also asked to visit the RSPCA in an advisory capacity this month after working with them previously for my dissertation. I looked at some of the larger dogs they have and the best way of training them in a kennel environment, with future work consisting of reactivity and social training ready for successful adoption, which I will keep you informed with in coming blogs I am sure. Final plans have been put in place for my American tour securing in September, which I am really looking forward to and seems to be sneaking up to me with so much going on. And finally, July also saw my first real time off for the year so far and I enjoyed it with Gail who also had the week of too. We spent some quality time with the dogs, eat out and visited many a watering hole, its nice to have time off and I am hoping this will be one of many this year.

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