Learners on Lead

Learners on Lead Dog Sports and Pet Dog Training,
Pet Therapy Services,
Home Stay Boarding,
MindDog Trainer Learners on Lead Pet Dog Training is a locally owned and run dog training facility.

We provide a safe and relaxed learning environment so both you and your dog can excel. Our classes focus on reward based positive reinforcement training techniques, which create fast learning and a fun experience for all. Courses:
Puppy Pre-School - For puppies 8 to 16 weeks. A great way to start your puppies’ education. Puppy Socialisation - For Puppies 16 week to 20 weeks

Introduction to Pet D

We provide a safe and relaxed learning environment so both you and your dog can excel. Our classes focus on reward based positive reinforcement training techniques, which create fast learning and a fun experience for all. Courses:
Puppy Pre-School - For puppies 8 to 16 weeks. A great way to start your puppies’ education. Puppy Socialisation - For Puppies 16 week to 20 weeks

Introduction to Pet D

Operating as usual

10/11/2021

It’s been a rough few weeks, Shine and I are desperately wanting to come home.

I did however have an amazing time when Jo and Rufus came over to visit but unfortunately I had a fall on Sunday and ended up in hospital with a little head injury. Jo did an fabulous job of looking after me and taking Shine and caring for her while I was unable to.

Scott wasted no time jumping in the car and coming over but this was only possible because Justine stepped up and looked after the rest of our doggy family.

To top it off Melissa also jumped in her car and came over to do the following 24 hours so someone had eyes on me to make sure I was ok.

How amazing are all these people, Jo, Justine, Melissa and Scott to put there own lives on hold to make sure I was Ok, I am so blessed to have these beautiful people in my life.

I thought I would be coming home this weekend but due to filming changes because of weather I will be here until next Wednesday the 17th.

My lovely friend Jo offered to come over this weekend to give me some company a little bit of normality and have some fu...
06/11/2021

My lovely friend Jo offered to come over this weekend to give me some company a little bit of normality and have some fun.

This morning we climbed The Eye of the Needle at Paradise Park. We then gave the dogs a swim and headed to the pub for lunch.

Needless to say we are ready for a nap and then off to visit a Gin Distillery a little later todayG.

This has been the best day!

03/11/2021

Shine had so much fun in a scene this arvo, it was beautiful, full of life and joy, can not wait for you all to see it one day.

Lunchtime with Shine today, such a view
03/11/2021

Lunchtime with Shine today, such a view

02/11/2021

A little bit of scent work and a big off lead run this morning before we headed to set.

I worked hard today so I am having the bed tonight!
01/11/2021

I worked hard today so I am having the bed tonight!

I worked hard today so I am having the bed tonight!

Driving home from set tonight and there was this!
01/11/2021

Driving home from set tonight and there was this!

Driving home from set tonight and there was this!

Scott came over for the weekend and we had a lovely time together. A relaxing breakfast at the markets and then an adven...
31/10/2021

Scott came over for the weekend and we had a lovely time together. A relaxing breakfast at the markets and then an adventure along the river with Shine.

30/10/2021

We have the weekend of from filming and Shine’s little human co star, Alyla (11 years old) ask if we could do some tracking. This kid is great, love her to bits. We got mum to lay a little track on grass as Shine hasn’t tracked for a while and I talked Alyla through it and walked behind them. This is this Alyla’s first time ever doing this, so much fun. Shine and I may have planted a seed! Alyla is playing the child portion of the main character in the mini series, it’s going to be so beautiful to watch.

So a storm has just gone over and I jumped out of the car to grab this.
29/10/2021

So a storm has just gone over and I jumped out of the car to grab this.

So a storm has just gone over and I jumped out of the car to grab this.

Another long day but what a view Shine and I have.
29/10/2021

Another long day but what a view Shine and I have.

Another long day but what a view Shine and I have.

The Forever dog is now available on Audible if you want to listen to the latest research on dog health. I am listening t...
28/10/2021
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The Forever dog is now available on Audible if you want to listen to the latest research on dog health. I am listening to the book while away, I am loving it.

I am so unbelievably tired and homesick for hubby and my other dogs. Thanks Tina for grabbing this pic of Shine and I ye...
27/10/2021

I am so unbelievably tired and homesick for hubby and my other dogs. Thanks Tina for grabbing this pic of Shine and I yesterday, it was a hard shoot and am so happy to have this morning off today. Missing you all and so looking forward to getting back to having some fun with you all.

I am so unbelievably tired and homesick for hubby and my other dogs. Thanks Tina for grabbing this pic of Shine and I yesterday, it was a hard shoot and am so happy to have this morning off today. Missing you all and so looking forward to getting back to having some fun with you all.

Today view from the office
26/10/2021

Today view from the office

Shine having a well earned nap between scenes, wish I could lay down.
25/10/2021

Shine having a well earned nap between scenes, wish I could lay down.

Shine having a well earned nap between scenes, wish I could lay down.

25/10/2021

Shine having a run in a huge horse arena on the way to set today.

Morning stop and swim on the way to our next filming location
21/10/2021

Morning stop and swim on the way to our next filming location

A visit to Bradman oval today at Bowral
21/10/2021

A visit to Bradman oval today at Bowral

A visit to Bradman oval today at Bowral

The office for today!
20/10/2021

The office for today!

The office for today!

19/10/2021
Big morning out looking around Bowral. First stop a Covid test for me than some sightseeing on Mt Gibraltar. Next was a ...
19/10/2021

Big morning out looking around Bowral. First stop a Covid test for me than some sightseeing on Mt Gibraltar. Next was a visit to the vet for Shine, she has a little rash and then of to the pet shop for some retail therapy to get some new toys to help entertain the red head.

Day off today so Shine and I are doing some sight seeing
18/10/2021

Day off today so Shine and I are doing some sight seeing

Another cold and wet day on set. Shine did some nice action this morning. Shine and her Boxer mate Robin had a big play ...
13/10/2021

Another cold and wet day on set. Shine did some nice action this morning. Shine and her Boxer mate Robin had a big play before lunch and in the afternoon Shine and I cuddled up in the car trying to stay warm and dry.

Another cold and wet day on set. Shine did some nice action this morning. Shine and her Boxer mate Robin had a big play before lunch and in the afternoon Shine and I cuddled up in the car trying to stay warm and dry.

Peta, Shine and I on set this morning. It is wet and freezing and we have done our first scene today. Shine was awesome ...
12/10/2021

Peta, Shine and I on set this morning. It is wet and freezing and we have done our first scene today. Shine was awesome but I am ready to go to bed now.

Peta, Shine and I on set this morning. It is wet and freezing and we have done our first scene today. Shine was awesome but I am ready to go to bed now.

We have just meet all the key actors that will be working with Shine, now just chilling befor afternoon session.
08/10/2021

We have just meet all the key actors that will be working with Shine, now just chilling befor afternoon session.

We have just meet all the key actors that will be working with Shine, now just chilling befor afternoon session.

05/10/2021

Well it’s only two more sleeps until Shine and I head of on our film debut experience.

It has already been an amazing glimpse into the world of movie making with reading scripts and training Shine for her role in “The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart”

Thank you to all who have helped in our preparation for this, friends, neighbours and vets in many various ways, you are the best.

A massive thanks to Peta Clarke for trusting in me to take this on, it’s going to be a fun ride. Also to my hubby Scott for his incredible support and encouragement in this new adventure.

I will post the odd thing when I can but it’s a pretty hectic schedule at times.

Cheers Karen

02/10/2021

Hi All,

It's not long now until Shine and I head off on our film experience.
Today we had to get our pre-production vet health and fitness covered off on which shine passed no worries.

While we were there, the awesome Lydia and Tamara helped with a little bit of training. I am setting Shine up to go into a specific person, sit and put her paw on their leg. Lydia played the actress and Tamara, the camerawoman. It was so valuable for us to do this in a completely novel environment for Shine. Thanks, Orana Vets, for taking the time with us today; so very appreciated.

23/09/2021

Hi All,

Filming has been brought forward a couple of weeks which only gives me three weeks to prepare Shine for her big debut on the big screen.

Due to this rescheduling I will not be able to do any classes, Zooms or even phone consults from today forward until after filming has finished.

I will miss you all and will be excited to see you all again a bit later in the year.

Cheers Karen and Shine.

23/09/2021

Well we have just done our first week of film training and I feel like a deer in the headlights, OMG!!!

Shine has been amazing and doing exceptionally well, she is a clever girl. Me on the other hand, so much to learn about so many things that you would just not think about.

We have been doing a lot on distance work, me being in different positions and big cameras moving around her.

We have also started to work on training something on the spot in under 5 min, OMG!!! the pressure!

So looking forward to getting on set in a few weeks, its just all so surreal atm.

Cheers Karen J

18/09/2021

Repost - Ect4Health

As we approach Summer

Snake Bites in Australia

That bite of summer has well and truly come early this year and with that heat, comes snakes.
3000 bites are reported annually.
300-500 hospitalisations
2-3 deaths annually.
Average time to death is 12 hours. The urban myth that you are bitten in the yard and die before you can walk from your chook pen back to the house is a load of rubbish.
While not new, the management of snake bite (like a flood/fire evacuation plan or CPR) should be refreshed each season.
Let’s start with a
Basic overview.
There are five genus of snakes that will harm us (seriously)
Browns, Blacks, Adders, Tigers and Taipans.
All snake venom is made up of huge proteins (like egg white). When bitten, a snake injects some venom into the meat of your limb (NOT into your blood).
This venom can not be absorbed into the blood stream from the bite site.
It travels in a fluid transport system in your body called the lymphatic system (not the blood stream).
Now this fluid (lymph) is moved differently to blood.
Your heart pumps blood around, so even when you are lying dead still, your blood still circulates around the body. Lymph fluid is different. It moves around with physical muscle movement like bending your arm, bending knees, wriggling fingers and toes, walking/exercise etc.
Now here is the thing. Lymph fluid becomes blood after these lymph vessels converge to form one of two large vessels (lymphatic trunks)which are connected to veins at the base of the neck.
Back to the snake bite site.
When bitten, the venom has been injected into this lymph fluid (which makes up the bulk of the water in your tissues).
The only way that the venom can get into your blood stream is to be moved from the bite site in the lymphatic vessels. The only way to do this is to physically move the limbs that were bitten.
Stay still!!! Venom can’t move if the victim doesn’t move.
Stay still!!
Remember people are not bitten into their blood stream.
In the 1980s a technique called Pressure immobilisation bandaging was developed to further re**rd venom movement. It completely stops venom /lymph transport toward the blood stream.
A firm roll bandage is applied directly over the bite site (don’t wash the area).
Technique:
Three steps: keep them still
Step 1
Apply a bandage over the bite site, to an area about 10cm above and below the bite.
Step 2:
Then using another elastic roller bandage, apply a firm wrap from Fingers/toes all the way to the armpit/groin.
The bandage needs to be firm, but not so tight that it causes fingers or toes to turn purple or white. About the tension of a sprain bandage.
Step 3:
Splint the limb so the patient can’t walk or bend the limb.
Do nots:
Do not cut, incise or suck the venom.
Do not EVER use a tourniquet
Don’t remove the shirt or pants - just bandage over the top of clothing.
Remember movement (like wriggling out of a shirt or pants) causes venom movement.
DO NOT try to catch, kill or identify the snake!!! This is important.
In hospital we NO LONGER NEED to know the type of snake; it doesn’t change treatment.
5 years ago we would do a test on the bite, blood or urine to identify the snake so the correct anti venom can be used.
BUT NOW...
we don’t do this. Our new Antivenom neutralises the venoms of all the 5 listed snake genus, so it doesn’t matter what snake bit the patient.
Read that again- one injection for all snakes!
Polyvalent is our one shot wonder, stocked in all hospitals, so most hospitals no longer stock specific Antivenins.
Australian snakes tend to have 3 main effects in differing degrees.
Bleeding - internally and bruising.
Muscles paralysed causing difficulty talking, moving & breathing.
Pain
In some snakes severe muscle pain in the limb, and days later the bite site can break down forming a nasty wound.
Allergy to snakes is rarer than winning lotto twice.
Final tips: not all bitten people are envenomated and only those starting to show symptoms above are given antivenom.
Did I mention to stay still.
Repost Ect4health
https://www.facebook.com/Ect4Health/

Spring is definitely here, let’s share some pics of our dogs in your garden.
14/09/2021

Spring is definitely here, let’s share some pics of our dogs in your garden.

Spring is definitely here, let’s share some pics of our dogs in your garden.

My name is Peta Clarke and I have a very important announcement to make. I’m going to be taking Karen Johnston away from...
13/09/2021
Sigourney Weaver Will Star In 'The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart', A Story Of Strong Female Friendship And Resilience

My name is Peta Clarke and I have a very important announcement to make.

I’m going to be taking Karen Johnston away from focusing on you lot for just a little while to shoot a new drama for Amazon Prime called “The Secret Flowers of Alice Hart”. I need Karen because beautiful Shine has been cast as the lead canine character “Harry” in the show.

I needed a dog and a person who I could literally drop in the deep end. Shine’s character is a big part and Karen will be working closely with the actress who plays the role of Harry’s owner - Sigourney Weaver.

So forgive a few less classes while we prep and shoot this wonderful story and consider yourselves all invited to a viewing of all the best dog bits at Learners on Lead when it becomes available. Who knows? We might be able to convince Karen to share some Top Secret Behind the Scenes Moments with us as well…

You can read about the shoot here x

https://www.marieclaire.com.au/the-lost-flowers-of-alice-hart?fbclid=IwAR3aMlIxCKH-kL2HK9s8B8NAgF8mw37ctCYdBRsq9j5XoFFH7QvkS4pc48A

Sigourney Weaver has signed on to star in an adaptation of 'The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart', a debut novel by Australian author Holly Ringland.

07/09/2021
Who is up for some cold day fun?Weird dog photo day, post a weird pic of your dog, funny face, weird position, anything ...
05/09/2021

Who is up for some cold day fun?

Weird dog photo day, post a weird pic of your dog, funny face, weird position, anything that is not the poster pic!!!

I will start with my hound Abbey, look at the crazy look on her face this morning.

Who is up for some cold day fun?

Weird dog photo day, post a weird pic of your dog, funny face, weird position, anything that is not the poster pic!!!

I will start with my hound Abbey, look at the crazy look on her face this morning.

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Learners on Lead Dog Sports and Pet Dog Training is a locally owned and run dog training facility. We have been operation since 2006 and provide a safe and relaxed learning environment so both you and your dog can excel. Our classes focus on relationship and reward based training techniques, which create fast learning and a fun experience for all.

Courses: Puppy Pre-School - For puppies 10 to 16 weeks. A great way to start your puppies’ education.

Pet Dog Obedience - For dogs over 16 weeks. Max of 8 dogs per class to ensure you receive individual attention.

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Lets brighten up Wednesday on the Learners on Lead FB page with some happy pics of your dogs and why you love them!!!
A great article in today's Dubbo Photo News talking about the therapy Karen Johnston does with her dogs in the Dubbo community. Well done KJ and Scootie, we need more people like you in our world! 💙
Here at LOL we look to find the best in your dog and help you turn your struggles into your strengths. This class is specifically designed to help owners learn more about their dog and the struggles they have in everyday life. Through teaching the teams to train for the situation and not in the situation, we build a set of skills and communication that will allow them to work through these struggles. These teams did a fantastic job of training, watching and communicating with their dogs this week while having a bucket load of fun at the same time. Love your work teams!!!
Beautiful weekend weather to play and train in lots of classes with amazing dogs and people!
Its been a busy couple of days at Learners on Lead. Last night two students did some stunning work. Bailey is learning to focus on mum when other dogs are around, it’s hard when you are so excited about life but you can do it Miss Barky Mcbark face (mums words, not mine). Ripley did some mind blowing Mose Work, wow! Ripley found my fine gold necklace after showing it to her for 3 sec. I hid it in a crack in the floor, just stunning to watch this amazing dog work. Scooter was back at work today, cuddling and cheering up residents at the Nursing Home, it’s a hard job, just look at him. And to finish the day a private lesson with the stunning River, a young German Shepherd. A great start to walking on lead better and a great game to play with her a dinner time building calm.
Social class on March 8...what fun!
I’m looking to upgrade Angus’s collar, harness, and lead this year. Does anyone have any recommendations? We’ve previously bought from Puppingtons but they don’t have any 6foot cotton leads. We’re definitely looking to stick within our colour scheme of turquoise! Thanks!!
Cannot recommend Chris from Blue Wheelers enough. He is gentle and kind to dogs. He does a great job. And more importantly, he gets to know what is happening in our dogs life. Like this morning, he bought a shower cap because he knew Hallie's ear drum still had not healed completely. Not that she was happy about it mind you.
Hi. Found a small whippet dog in Yarrawonga area tonight. If you all could repost on your own pages and share please, her owner or someone who knows her owner might see it. 🤞