Gentle Modern School of Dog Training(GMSDT) New - January 2020
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Translating your dog's age to the human equivalent
NPR recently reported on research that involved a new approach to calculating a dog's age in human terms: " . . . compared with humans, dogs age very quickly at first, but then their aging slows down, a lot. . . . Using a dog age calculator based on the research, a 2-year-old dog is about 42 in human years. But a dog twice as old, 4 years, is roughly equivalent to a 53-year-old human. Double it again and an 8-year-old dog is only 64 in human age."
More info:Full NPR articleandDetail on the Science
Tiger - Puppy, Middle-Age, Old-Age
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Agility Course: Broad Jump, Rail Jump, Solid Jump, Hoop Jump, Tunnel, Dog Walk, Weaving Poles
Session 1– Developing confidence with the equipment -Saturday, 11 January, 8.00am
Session 2– Consolidating Skills & then a Fun Run-Through the complete Agility Course -Saturday, 18 January, 8.00am
A food puzzle toy doesn't have to be expensive or even come from a shop. Kelly McFarlane, a NZ Behavioural Consultant, suggest placing treats in the compartments of a muffin baking tray and then covering each compartment with a tennis ball. In the photos below I've used balls made from rolled up socks. (If your dog is likely to chew up and possibly ingest the socks, please supervise their use of such a puzzle toy.)