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...

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...

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...

Grooming and Health

this is from CLUMBER SPANIELS by Jan E Irving 1998, published by Hoflin, USA full copyright is retained on this chapter – it may not be reproduced or distributed without the author’s authority the actual book contains a series of illustrations to...