Samantha Rawson’s Blog

  • Making mistakes…. make it easier….. make it achievable (3/23/2017) - Having reached UK  championship level in our sport of working trials. I realised that Sassy did not understand one of the exercises as well I as thought.  So I had to review  her  understanding.. On examination, in my determination to
  • Puppy positive (2/3/2017) - A four week puppy course has just started at The Canine College. The aim of the course is to put the pup and their owner on the right road to good behaviour with the aim of preventing problems developing. Although even at
  • Only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun (7/27/2016) - ‘Only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun’ Please please do not walk your dogs while the temperatures are high. Dogs can die very quickly of heat stroke which is indicated by a change in breathing or
  • Can you have a nice garden with a dog? (5/17/2016) - I have been asked for my thoughts on this matter by the garden writer in the Irish Times magazine (Home & Design supplement May 21) Here are some of my words:  Think carefully about the size and breed traits of
  • Two puppies may make double trouble. (4/29/2015) - There is a lot of fun to have with two pups….even though you can also have plenty of fun with one pup. The reason most people get two pusps is to allow the pups to have company while you are
  • A successful trip to the UK (4/29/2015) - Sassy won at Flintham Nottinghamshire for the second year in a row.  Winning her second Working dog excellent qualification and she also qualified at Banbury Oxford in the Tracking Dog stake.  She has now qualified to work the ‘ticket’ or
  • The IKC top Working trials dog 2014 & 2015 (2/27/2015) - Top working trials dog of the year.2015.  Working trials champion Sassy is second to none and does it again winning the title two years in a row. She has won seven green stars and can stand proudly beside any show
  • Happy new year (1/22/2015) - Working Trials champion Sassy has had a very successful year in 2014 becoming a champion in January and going on to gain her WDex in England and winning her first TD open. At home she finally won a first place
  • Halloween Howls & Scowls (10/31/2014) - Please be mindful to bring your animals in over this spooky season. Dogs can easily do serious and sometimes fatal injury when attempting to flee in fright. If your dog seeks refuge in a place which is normally out of
  • Summer shows and dog days (7/21/2014) - WT CH Sassy won a blue rosette at the BCCOI show and came second in Novice obedience yesterday. Bodie the border terrier won a red one in agility grade 1-2 at the ISDA show at Clomel on July 6  

Dog Training Tips

  • Christmas Dog Tips (11/27/2011) - Happy Christmas and a happy & safe new year to all our customers and canine companions. Now that the silly season is well and truly under way here are some homely hints for a happy holiday. Never ever give a
  • Fetch! Teaching a Dog to Retrieve. (11/27/2011) - Previously we talked about how to avoid possessive aggression. The best way to prevent this is to teach the dog that fair exchange is not robbery… which is the underlying principal of the retrieve exercise. Teaching the dog how to
  • Children and Dogs (11/27/2011) - Safety Guidlines Children and dogs no matter how well behaved should NEVER EVER be left unattended. Do not acquire a dog that is going to grow bigger than your smallest child. For children under the age of seven a small
  • Possessive Dogs (11/27/2011) - Hello again. Recently I have had several owners contact me about their possessive dogs. This problem is usually described by the owner as the dog growls whenever it steals something and the owner tries to get it back. So for
  • Socialising Dogs and Socialising Puppies (11/27/2011) - Due to their shorter life spans dog mature relatively faster then we do. Human are consider adults at 18 years old where as it takes a puppy just 1-2 years to mature. Consequently one week in a puppy’s life is

About Samantha

Samantha Rawson’s approach to dog training is highly motivational for both partners in the relationship! Samantha uses her understanding and knowledge of canine behaviour to treat each dog according to it’s individual needs Samantha is committed to using positive and humane methods in dog training. She believes that you get back what you put in.Read More