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Do Not Train Your Dog - How To Teach Your Dog Through Affection, Praise And Play
This is a talk and demonstration with dogs about the natural behaviour of dogs from the day they are born to the day they die of old age. Includes, how to adopt or buy a dog, if you do not already have one. How to relate to dogs as one intelligent being to another. How to introduce yourself to dogs the way dogs naturally do. How to make friends with dogs the way dogs naturally do. How to get your dog to come when you call with just 5 minutes of natural interaction. How I house-trained my Beagles in less than 2 days. And, the effect lasted a life-time. PRIDMORE PARK IS AN OFF-LEASH DOG PARK I have had four generations of Beagles. I bought my first Beagle when she was a 5 years old, retired show Beagle. And, then bred her daughter, granddaughter and great-granddaughter. So I have experience with dogs from the cradle to the grave. We used to walk off-lead, almost every day, around the inner-suburbs of Melbourne. Including along Bridge Road, Richmond. Naturally, dogs do not use "obedience", "dominance", "operant conditioning", intimidation, choker chains, head halters, shock collars, crates, clickers, . . . Or, even food rewards. And, neither do I. But, incompetent dog trainers do. Naturally, dogs co-operate, not dominate. Naturally, dogs want to belong, not to take over. Naturally, dogs learn through playing with, and copying, other dogs, and people, as well as thinking things out for themselves. I teach dogs as one intelligent being to another. If only abusive, rote-learning, "drill sergeant", dog trainers would do the same. You can bring your friends and dogs. Hope to see you there. Greg.

O'Connell Reserve

Yarra River End of Bridge Road · Richmond


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The Melbourne Dog Walkers was founded in March 2011, and welcomes people and dogs of all ages and sizes, from all around Melbourne.

Our club is a place for dog-lovers and their dogs to meet and do fun stuff together. Our dog walks are generally around the inner city and Bayside areas of Melbourne. The walks are held about once a month. Since our club welcomes dogs of all shapes and sizes (from Great Dane to Chihuahua), and we are now quite large in numbers, it is important that everyone keeps their dog under control at all times. With this in mind, we "Take the Lead" and walk with our dogs on leads during our meet-ups.

The format of our walks is quite simple. We usually meet for a walk (for around 40 - 60 minutes), and end with a coffee and social catch-up at a kiosk or café at the end of the walk. Please notify the Organisers if you're interested in being a host! All walks are free, and there are no membership fees for this group.

In addition to our monthly walks, Melbourne Dog Walkers also promotes other dog-friendly activities such as pub nights (with your dog of course!), and keeps an ear open for other dog-friendly activities such as doggie night at the open air cinema, and much more!

People are most welcome to join and come along if they don't have a dog, but enjoy canine company. There are always plenty of eager wagging tails lining up for an extra pat!

Looking forward to meeting you and your furry friends soon!

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