About Spiffing Dog Training:
Hi, my name is Matt Rolfe and I am a full member of the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT). I am vet referred for behaviour adjustment plans and have a history of working with charities such as the Dogs Trust as a Training and Behaviour Advisor and Safe and Sound, a rescue organisation saving dogs from termination in pounds. I am fully insured and only use reward based training in all cases, never punitive. 1 to 1 training is my speciality, group classes are always fun too.
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Dog Training Tips
Adolescence. Many of you will have been advised to worry about this stage in your dog’s life. Regularly I hear stories of dogs suddenly ignoring their owners, acting far more independently (i.e., ignoring recall), showing signs of nervousness and sometimes aggression. What on Earth is going on?! *cue people running around like their hair is
Many dogs simply have to greet you with their feet on you. Imagine being so exciting to another animal that they just have to touch you while sporadically spinning around (tail whipping everything off the coffee table again!), barking and maybe even mouthing you in unrestrained joy! As lovely as the sentiment is, generally it’s
The clicker is a useful, cheap tool that can help with timing of marking a correct behaviour when training your dog. It is completely optional as you can use verbal markers however many handlers prefer the precise, consistent marker than a clicker provides. It works in the same way classic conditioning works. You may be