Join in the Fun

With all of our classes, Puppy, Junior, Scent Work, Hoopers or Agility, the emphasis is on learning whilst having fun with your dog. We want you to be able to come away from each session with a positive (or should that be Pawsitive) feeling of achievement and a happy dog.

During our last Junior and Puppy School we were fortunate to have Aaron Clark come along to one of the training sessions with his Camera to capture some of the fun.

Six Tricks for Christmas

I think I can confidently say that everybody had fun last Sunday during the Six Tricks for Christmas special class! And to all the participants, I hope you will be able to impress your friends with your new tricks.
If you feel you have missed out, keep an eye on Canine Pawsibilities page or message me for our next special trick class!
In addition, you can start your trick journey today by joining our online Tricks for Treats school

Puppy School

Puppy School Photoshoot

We all love looking at photographs of Puppies. This Sunday we managed to squeeze in an impromptu photo shoot during one of my Puppy Class – Live  sessions.

Hoopers in the Winter sunshine

A typical Canine Hoopers training session at CANINE Pawsibilities in Inverurie
I am so proud and amazed of how the teams are progressing and also how everybody has been (and still is) helping each other. A big thank you Euan Duff for the amazing photos!

Speyside Copper Dogs Flyball – Canine Fitness

I was invited by the Speyside Copper Dogs Flyball team to organise a Canine Fitness & Conditioning session to help them maintain their dogs in peak fitness over the long winter months in preparation for the next competition season.

Canine Conditioning and Fitness Workshop

There was a good turnout for the Canine Fitness and Conditioning Class I held at Logie Durno.



Puppy Class – Live – Insch

Another training day at CANINE Pawsibilities

With the nice weather we had a couple of weeks ago, Iain decided to take his camera out to witness another training day at CANINE Pawsibilities.

There was a mix of junior classes, agility foundation for young dogs and one to one agility training sessions.

Although I am a border collie addict, I love training a wide breed of dogs, I love seeing the young dogs evolve, I love seeing small dogs like Cyril playing with the big boys like Harley. I love witnessing Sprout and Maddie or Buzz who have been rescued recently, building their confidence. I feel so lucky to be doing what I love: training dogs or should I say enrich some dogs’ life.

Just like with human, training is not one system fits all, each dog has its own personality, its own strength and its own weakness and this is without taking in account the owner / dog relationship which is also another level of challenge. When training, I need to take all these parameters into account.

Each team challenges me in their own way, they push my creativity to find what might work better for them. I feel that each dog and owner I meet push me to improve my skills and knowledge. Also,  I try to give a little bit (and even a lot) of what I have learnt over the years with my own dogs to all of them, hoping that I can help them all live a happier, fuller life: I see this is as my own dogs’ legacy.

And the most important aspect of it is a simple advice: don’t waste any time, enjoy every single minute you have with your four legged friends, have fun, laugh, don’t be frustrated if training does not take you (easily) where you would like to be, instead embrace the challenge and adapt to your dog’s need and never ever worry about what others might think of you and your dog – One day, which is not further away than a blink of your eye your friend will have aged and it will be too late.

All the photos of the video below (and much more) can also be admired on Iain’s website  (at a much better resolution than the video). If one of the star of the video is yours and you would like some of the photos, use the “contact us” option on his website and just ask him, I am pretty sure he will be more than happy to email you the photos. Or you can also simply let him know you liked his photos…. this is another thing my dogs taught me: positive reinforcement works also on human!


It’s fun, it’s cold…it’s April outdoor agility training in Scotland

The nice part of training agility outdoor again is the sun and the light, the bad part is how cold it can be in Scotland even mid-April! We had a lovely (very cold) training session on Monday night and it was even better as Iain decided to try one of his new toy! So we now have some lovely pictures.

I am so proud of everybody I am training, I am always amazed of the improvements of all the teams and how everybody is trying so hard.  I wished I had videos of everybody from the first time they came to train with me to now. Being in a farming area quite a few of the handlers are in the middle of the lambing at the moment and I am actually very impressed that everybody is still committed to come and participate to the agility training sessions.

Knowing how tiring lambing is, I must admit that I am not sure I would be able to come training and stay awake most of the night for the lambing especially as everybody who know me also knows that when I train, everybody run…not only the dogs!

So now place to some of Iain’s fab photos. the agility models are Fly, Rosie, Rhum and Doodle. I hope that all of these teams will try to do at least a few agility shows this year…no more excuses!