Petshop or breeder?

Australians! Buy your purebred dog from a breeder who belongs to an ANKC Affiliate. In Australia you can buy dogs from so many sources, but members of the Australian National Kennel Council (ANKC) and their affiliates (including Victorian Canine Association trading as...

training re-writes

So many of the things that annoy us about our dogs are the result of what we have taught them, yes, we usually don’t realize we have taught them these reactions, responses, or behaviours. Pat Parelli, the famous horse trainer, writes on spooking (read shyness,...

Playing and play bows

I hardly have any need, with the volume of information out there, to write specially about dog behaviour or even play bows and what they mean, so I won’t today. However, this is a very informative article I would like to recommend to those interested in learning...

Breeders

this is a collection of interesting articles/comments/quotes about breeders from http://www.thedogpress.com/editorials/What-Is-A-Breeder-B.Andrews-1511.asp A reader who knows me sent a copy of What Is A Breeder which he said was “all over the internet” and...

Dog Toys

  Kong Squeezz Ball Large – purple LOUD squeak fairly flexible this size I would suggest for Clumber pups up to 6 months old, a tad too small for adults about 75mm diameter Good bounce on hard surface Made in China $12- Kong Squeezz Ball XLarge – red...

Clumber proof

Clumbers are the number one chewers in the dog world, the short jaw and the well developed jaw muscle, and the un-impacted rear teeth combine to achieve this, and like all mammals they like to chew. If it is Clumber proof, it is a GOOD product. I gave Jack a product...

Dogs 101

Some basic references if you want to know more about dogs (i build on this article over time) Children’s Titles If I ran the Dog Show – The Cat in the Hat Learning...

Clumbers 101

So you have met the Clumber, if not, look here So what is a Clumber really like to live with .. What is the expected behaviour? well mannered, polite, responsive, non-intrusive What is their trainability? excellent if handled with forethought and understanding and not...