We are very fortunate to have three enclosed paddock areas to work in. This is important to really embed a behaviour, such as recall. As part of the learning process, dogs and their handlers can practise an exercise in a different paddock. This means we can keep some factors the same i.e. the people and the dog and change one element at a time i.e. the location. When the behaviour is more embedded or proofed we can then move to another location. We use a woodland area, am area of moorland and a town setting locally depending on the needs of the client.
We are delighted to have a new member of the team. Bronson is a 2 year old Malinois gifted to us by Shaun Ellis. Bronson and Brian formed a strong connection while Brian was working at the Wolf and Dog Development centre. Bronson is very useful due to his fabulous ears. He helps teach communication and his ears make is very clear for both the dogs we are working with and their handlers. The spaniels and Dobermann of course will also be using ear posture to communicate, but their floppy ears make it much harder to read. Bronson frequently meets clients and can be seen wearing his K9 Mentor harness when he’s at work.