One user wrote in to H&C to ask about training her dog to music:
“Hi H&C, I have a rescue dog that I think is really bright and I would love to do some training with it. I saw Pudsey on’ Britain’s Got Talent’ and I would love to teach him some tricks. How do I start, does it matter that he is a mongrel - I think he is a collie cross but I’m not sure - and are lessons expensive. Any ideas on how to start would be great."
Dog trainer and behavioural expert Howard Kirby writes:
"Hi Gemma, Pudsey was great to watch on Britain's Got Talent - Heelwork to Music is a really great activity to do with your dog. Not only is highly addictive for humans but a fantastic way to form a partnership with your dog no matter what the breed. Exercises start with really simple moves and then as you and your dog become more accomplished you can start to put together a routine.
There is almost certain to be a training group or club in your area and that would definitely be your first port of call. Once you find a training club you will be able to get some expert help from fellow trainers. You might also consider going for a private lesson with a Heelwork to Music Expert to get you started on the right foot. Try one of the internet search engines for local clubs and work from there.
Good luck and I'll keep an eye out for you on Britain’s Got Talent next year, don’t forget to keep us informed here at H&C as to how you’re getting on."