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Dog training: it’s time to be more positive

Irish red setter being trained using positive techniques © RSPCA

With Crufts behind us again for another year, RSPCA chief scientific officer and dog trainer Dr Julia Wrathall looks back at some of the highlights and lowlights from this year’s show.

My role as chief scientific officer involves overseeing the RSPCA’s work on a huge range of species and welfare issues, including, of course, dogs. In my spare time I’m a dog training instructor with Billingshurst Dog Training Club, so experience first-hand how people think about and treat their … continue reading ››

Another year at Crufts


Another year at Crufts, another dog named Best in Show… And, as the world’s biggest dog show comes to a close for the 126th time, we look back at what we can take from this year’s event.

Crufts is billed as a celebration of the unique relationship between man and man’s best friend – the dog. Some aspects of the four-day event highlight the wonderful relationships between owners and their canine companions, and the amazing things dogs can do: … continue reading ››