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About malable

Dog Trainer, Medical Herbalist, Artist, maker of stuff.

TEAM Obedience at Fenzi Dog Sports Academy

In 2016 Fenzi Dog Sports Academy started an online dog obedience titling scheme called TEAM titles. It stands for Training Excellence Assessment Modules. You teach your dog various exercises at home, video them and submit the video for judging. After … Continue reading

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Liver Cake Recipe

Many people have their own favourite Liver Cake recipe, this is mine. A dozen years back there was an easily accessible resource of dog treat recipes on the internet – just the recipes – no cute anecdotes, no declaration of … Continue reading

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Yeeha! Barrel racing is rodeo for dogs

The most surprising thing we did this summer was barrel racing. I had to google it to be sure that the dogs do not somehow have to power the barrel around a course like a hamster in a ball. The … Continue reading

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Lola’s Tricks

I have a video featuring my first dog – a Poodle x Jack Russell puppy who prematurely came to a very unhappy end. I write that lightly, but the event itself was the most upsetting thing that has happened to … Continue reading

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Our first Level 1 Graduates

I am very happy to announce that the first two dogs have passed Level 1 and earned their certificates. Nicola Barton’s Jiang and Tess Callaway’s Cicco were proud to receive their awards last Sunday 6th October. Level 1 is a … Continue reading

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Fun at the dog shows

I entered Lola into her first Fun Dog Show when she was 9 months old. Seemed like it might be fun. At that stage she was eligible for the Best Puppy category and I thought I could also rustle up … Continue reading

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How about a little Heelwork to Music?

Lola and I were lucky enough to take part in a dog activity weekend recently, allowing us to try out a variety of dog sports. We experienced a jamboree bag of doggy activities including agility, Competitive Obedience, Rally Obedience, Nosework, … Continue reading

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Camping with dogs

Wild camping is a rare thing to find in the UK. Most of the time we are on organised camp sites with clean toilet blocks and hot showers so we don’t have to worry about finding enough clean water to … Continue reading

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Holiday Time

First I have to say that there will be no Dog Training on the 1st and 8th September. One of the reasons is that Lola and I will be on a dog activity camping holiday. We’ll be having a go … Continue reading

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Hip dysplasia (HD) is one of the more common causes of joint pain in dogs. It is usually associated with larger breed dogs such as Mastiffs and German Shepherd dogs, but is also surprisingly common in smaller dogs including Bulldogs, … Continue reading

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