Controversial? Us?!

controversial

Yesterday, I was told that our Canine Hope programme is ‘controversial.’   You’re damn right it is! The word ‘controversy’ was coined from the Latin ‘controversia’, as a composite of ‘controversus’, which means, ‘turned in an opposite direction.’ You bet we’re turning things in the opposite direction! The reason I…

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Team Canine Perspective At The Purina BetterWithPets Forum 2018

BetterWithPets

Back in the UK after an awesome event in Barcelona, we’ve had the chance to think about the whirlwind adventure that was the Purina BetterWithPets Forum 2018.   Being told that Canine Hope, the signature programme from Canine Perspective CIC working with survivors of rape and rescue dogs, had made…

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Be The Person Your Dog Thinks You Are

Be The Person - Dog

We talk a lot about the relationship between you and your dog being at the heart of teaching, training and generally learning to live together.   If you’re involved in any way with working with people, you’ll know that finding out what motivates them, supporting them as they learn and…

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I Don’t Really Like Dogs! One Story From A Social Project

Social Project Canine Hope

‘I don’t really like dogs,’ said Gwen, an older woman who slowly entered the room to join our Canine Hope programme. As I stood with my friend and canine co-tutor, Bruno, a three-legged Staffordshire Bull Terrier, I wasn’t 100% sure how to respond. I mean, the clue’s in the title,…

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Surviving with Reggie

Life with Reggie has been a rollercoaster to say the least and given the opportunity, I’m sure he’d say the same about life with me. He is a trusted friend and confidant as well as being the most incredible Muse. Working with survivors of rape and sexual violence has led…

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Bite Bias

Canine Progress

We’re human, at least if you’re reading this I’m going to assume you’re human, so therefore we’re fundamentally flawed. We might not want to admit it, but it’s part of the deal. Along with groaning when we bend over, forgetting people’s names and needing an afternoon nap, as we get…

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