Wow! What an amazing and useful resource this is.
As useful as the puppy training advice is, I particularly like the considerations before buying a puppy and how to choose a breeder.
I had a very bad experience with health issues from bad breeding in my last dog; it cost me dearly both emotionally and financially, and I sadly lost her very young.
If I’d had this sort of advice back then, I could have avoided a lot of heart ache.
I have trained with Denise and she has supported me in force free training for both my large breed Cane Corso. The previous one being very reactive.
Her training methods are effective and kind and I learned a lot from her, especially learning how to read my dog’s body language.
I thoroughly recommend this.
Denise was instrumental in helping us not only undo bad habits that Harley had picked up due to us being confused with different training methods online, but helped us prevent new ones forming as he grew up, thanks to educating us on positive reinforcement training - it was like opening a whole new world where we could actually communicate effectively with our puppy! Harley is now a 1 year old male dog that still needs lots of training and attention and we are looking forward to utilising Raising Pawfection to keep Harley happy and well-behaved!
There was so much conflicting information online, in books and just from people on dog walks and in pet shops, about how you should raise your pup, which was overwhelming and resulted in confused training techniques and frustrated owners and a frustrated puppy! It's a relief to have everything we need, proven methods and training techniques in one place. We especially appreciate the advice on body language at the moment, as Harley hasn't 'had the chop' yet, and being able to read how he feels when approaching other dogs, especially other unneutered males, is so important to keeping him fear free, happy and safe.
Raising Pawfection – exciting, educational, thought provoking, genuine, excellent value – “a must have” for everyone “doggie”! I feel honoured to have been privy to this from the beginning. This is a beautifully written and researched site by the highly acclaimed Denise Nuttall, whose extensive knowledge and lateral thinking goes above and beyond. There is information here, all in one place, that cannot be found anywhere else, and which is long awaited!
It starts from your first thoughts of, “Do I want to own a dog”, through to intricate training procedures, all broken down into finite detail, which are easy to understand and follow. Humour even creeps in, thus making the whole experience great fun! You will avoid the pitfalls many people make and end up with a dog everyone wants to own. Even if you already own a dog, or dogs, and want to be a more informed owner, or simply have fun chatting with other dog lovers, this is for you. You can even ask questions privately. From personal experience, there is no challenge or problem Denise cannot overcome. I love the layout and format of Raising Pawfection. It is a brilliantly conceived idea and I cannot wait to jump in.