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We Have A Secret To Share…

We Have A Secret To Share…

We're back with another blog and we have got an incredibly exciting announcement! The announcement is Ogilvie Dogs is officially sponsored by Galican! This means that Galican will be supplying all of the agility equipment for the Ogilvie Dogs Training Centre, we are...

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Bookings are now LIVE!

Bookings are now LIVE!

We're back with another blog and we're going to give you a little bit of an update on what's happening with the center so far. So last time we filmed we only had two concrete pads and now we have all ten down the right-hand side!! On the left-hand side, the first and...

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Foundations for Ogilvie Dog’s Centre!

Foundations for Ogilvie Dog’s Centre!

We're back with another blog, so it's been about a week since our last blog and since then the length of the centre has been dug out and filled with about 20 lorries worth of hardcore but they haven't started the width yet. The builders have started by doing the...

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Goodbye Snow!

Goodbye Snow!

We're back with another blog after lots of delays because of the snow, rain, and Covid, work has started again so we thought we'd give you a little bit of an update of where we are at 🙂 To start the front-drive has had some changes, we've had to dig up a bit of our...

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Welcome to Ogilvie Dogs!

Welcome to Ogilvie Dogs!

We're back but this time not a training blog, we have got an exciting announcement!! We are combining Craig Ogilvie Dog Training with Marita Davies Agility to make one dog training company called Ogilvie Dogs! Lots is happening this year: we're building the Ogilvie...

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How To Get Your Dog To Let Go Of The Toy

How To Get Your Dog To Let Go Of The Toy

In this week blog we're going to cover some useful tips on how to teach your dog how to let go of the toy using food. I can hear lots of people at home saying 'but my dog definitely likes his favourite toy way more than he does food', and likely if you offer your dog...

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How To Stop Your Dog Running Away With The Toy

How To Stop Your Dog Running Away With The Toy

In this blog we're going to discuss how to stop your dog running away with the toy. One of the challenges that people often face when playing tug with their dog is that if they let them win the toy the dog ends up running away from them with the toy and not coming...

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How To Get Your Dog To Bring The Toy Back

How To Get Your Dog To Bring The Toy Back

This week’s blog is a continuation of last weeks blog in which we are going to discuss another method on how to get your dog to bring the toy back. Step 1 – Treat Throws To start with take some high-value treats and start with your dog in front of you. Throw a treat...

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Dog Tugging Tips & Common Mistakes

Dog Tugging Tips & Common Mistakes

In this blog we will be covering some solutions to the problems you might be experiencing when you are playing tug with your dog.  As dog trainers we often work with people that are really struggling to get their dogs into a game of tug with them. In this blog we...

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How to Gain Your Dog’s Interest In Toys

How to Gain Your Dog’s Interest In Toys

In the previous blogs in this toy series, we have shown you some ways to get your dogs interested in toys, however, if your dog hasn't shown any interest in toys so far, in this blog we are going to discuss how you can use food to gain your dog's interest in toys. One...

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What To Do if Your Dog Won’t Play With Toys

What To Do if Your Dog Won’t Play With Toys

Today we're going to cover what to do if your dog showed limited or no interest in any of the toys that you presented to them on the choice to chase test from the last blog. So, the first thing to consider is, have you used enough toys?  If you've expended all of your...

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Successful Dog Toy Play

Successful Dog Toy Play

Welcome to our series on Toy Play, this series will provide a step-by-step guide on how to develop toy play with your dog. As dog trainers one of the questions, we are asked on a regular basis is 'how do I get my dog to play?' The first thing we need to cover is how...

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Winter Agility Training Goals

Winter Agility Training Goals

Time to Review As the season comes to an end, many of us will be reviewing our performances from this year and considering how we can improve for the next agility season. It is important to note that each handler will prefer a different method of review, some perhaps...

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Ultimate Agility Performance

Ultimate Agility Performance

WAO Part 3 - Diet and Fitness In this 3rd WAO blog series, we take a look at diet and fitness specifically delving into them for the build-up of major events. Diet  When I say ‘diet’ I don’t refer to an eating plan that lasts for a specific number of weeks or months,...

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The Importance of Mental Prep

The Importance of Mental Prep

WAO Part 2 - Mental Preparation “The game is 90% mental, the other half is physical.” Yogi Berra No matter where you are in your agility journey, mental preparation is paramount to your success. You can train your agility skills and run courses at home again and...

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WAO Part 1…

WAO Part 1…

WAO Part 1 - Handling and Skills This blog post is 1 of 3 in which I will release over the coming weeks, in this first blog I will be discussing courses and handing, the 2nd will be mindset based, and the 3rd will cover fitness. WAO is one of my favourite events of...

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Know Your Own Dog’s Criteria

Know Your Own Dog’s Criteria

We all know that each and every dog is different, they all have their own unique personalities and learn in different ways. With this in mind, it is important to remember that each person’s criteria for their dog may differ from the ‘perfect’ or ‘ideal’ criteria. Some...

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About Me

About Me

Agility is not just a sport for me but rather a way of life, after breaking my back at 15 years old my life changed dramatically. I have always been very sport oriented, and before my accident, I competed in many different sports including trampolining, dancing,...

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