31 January, 2014

K9 Capers DTC are very excited to announce this event 
To be held at Dogs Trust Harefield UB9 6JW

April 27th 2014

Scent1 One day workshop

This is your introduction to scentwork where you and your dog learn the basics.
Your dog will be introduced to a scent and will begin to work with you to give an active indication and find his reward.
You will learn about the scent picture, basic handling skills, free searching and blind searches.

Read more HERE
1 handler place remaining £70
  Spectators £30
Light refreshments included...Cafe on site for lunch, or bring your own.

To book, or for further details please Email

All dogs to be worked in  flat collars, or harnesses.
This activity is not suitable for dogs which have to be muzzled.
Dogs which need space welcome, please advise when booking. 

22 January, 2014

Shocking !!

Today the MP for Hendon, Matthew Offord, is in the House of Commons calling for a ban on shock collars.
These gadgets are readily available to members of the public, with no regulations covering their use or manufacture.
The excuses for their use I've heard today range from livestock chasing & escaping from the garden to leg humping & barking in the car. All the owners claimed to love their dogs & have their welfare at heart.
If you love something why would you want to inflict pain on it ?
Too many people want the perfect dog, unfortunately , like people, dogs are never perfect. Often what we see as unacceptable behaviour, is perfectly normal for a dog.
If a behaviour is harmful to the dog, other animals, or members of the public, it can be modified.
But, there is no such thing as a quick fix, these things take time & patience & in the meantime good management is needed.

Training.... should always be Force Free & Fun..for all parties !