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To catch up on the latest stories about pet behaviour, advice and news from our resident dog expert, Hanne Grice, log onto www.doglistener.tv

Radio Dacorum - Interview with Hanne Grice
Tails were wagging across Dacorum on Tuesday when Hanne joined DJ Alice Mitchell and her pooch PJ to talk dogs, about her work and the secrets to success. To listen to Hanne's interview and 'top track's click here.

Sunday 18th October '15 - Canine Posture, Movement and Back Pain with Lucy Bounden (MSc Animal McTimoney Therapist)

lucy-mctimThis interactive workshop will give you insight into your dogs posture, movement and anatomy. Video analysis will be used to assess the movement of real dogs. Delegates will have the opportunity to bring their own dog for analysis subject to first come first serve basis.  To book, visit www.doglistener.tv/events

Saturday 22nd August - Canine First Aid Workshop - SOLD OUT.

Learn how to handle animal emergencies with accredited Canine First Responder, Doug Sinclair and Lesley Wharton. This informative course will give you the basic tools you need to be able to help your dog in the event of an emergency. To book, visit www.doglistener.tv/events

Saturday 18th July - An Introduction to Canine Exercise with Emma Cowell. SOLD OUT

Emma Gazette Pic_DogWe are delighted to host this unique workshop presented by UK Husky Racing Champion, Emma Cowell. This hands-on workshop ‘An Introduction to Canine Exercise' will present the basic physical, mental and emotional principles needed to help keeping your dog fit. The workshop will include exercises to develop a strong core stability and create balance and posture, factors that are so important for correct movement.

For more information visit www.doglistener.tv/events

Saturday 11th July - An Introduction to Dog Body Language with Hanne Grice. SOLD OUT

HanHoward4.jpgWe're delighted to host this exclusive workshop for WTD clients. Dogs communicate all the time through a combination of visual, verbal and olfactory cues and signals. Like humans, much of dogs' communication is sent through their body language, particularly facial expressions and body posture. Yet in the language of ‘dog', there are no language barriers; dogs from different countries and different breeds will typically recognise the visual and vocal signals of another dog when it is feeling upset, anxious, fearful, tired, disinterested, frustrated, excited, happy and playful. This introductory workshop will:  

- give an overview of how dogs communicate through body language
- bust a few myths that surround dog behaviour
- provide an understanding of the early warning signs of stress
- include handouts & quiz sheets to test your knowledge 

For more information, visit www.doglistener.tv/events

Hanne collects sixth business award for her work.

Tails are wagging across Dacorum with the news that Hanne Grice, a local dog trainer and behaviour specialist, has collected her sixth business award at a prestigious ceremony in London.

Competing against more than 400 other nominations in the Scoot Headline Awards, Hanne and her pet behaviour business Walk the DogTM, picked up the award in the category ‘Sole Trader - Regional Winner'.

The awards which took place on Monday 20th April at the London Transport Museum in Covent Garden, recognises Britain's most successful companies.

Scoot Headline Awards 2015 - Regional WinnerHanne said: "As we enter our ninth year in business, we're delighted to have won this award for our dog training & behaviour work. The team and I are passionate about giving our clients both human and furry a brilliant service, so it's fantastic to be recognised for our efforts."

Walk the Dog was established in 2006 and offers a range of services from Puppy & Dog School and pet care to helping owners with problem pets, as well as organising events & workshops for pet professionals. 

Read more here.



Puppy & Dog School - now booking for May '15

puppyparty.jpgpuppyparty.jpgWe're currently taking bookings for our next courses at Puppy and Dog School starting on Saturday 30th May '15. Our courses cater for young puppies, teenage dogs and adult dogs. For more information or to book, visit www.doglistener.tv/puppy-classes/
Course starts: Saturday 30th May '15
Venue: Nora Grace Hall, Faversham Close, Tring HP23 5BA
Time: 09:30hrs to 10:30hrs for Stage 1 (approx 12+wks of age)
          11:00hrs to 12:00hrs for Stage 2 (approx 6+ months of age)
           12:30hrs to 13:30hrs for Stage 3 (for Stage 2 graduates or dogs with intermediate training)

Sunday 19th April - How to Speak Cat - a seminar with Anne-Marie Svendsen Aylott, Cand.Med.Vet, MRCVS. SOLD OUT

Anne MarieWe're delighted to host this special seminar presented by Anne-Marie Svendsen Aylott, Cand.Med.Vet, MRCVS.

This workshop is aimed at pet owners and pet care professionals. The workshop will focus on;


  • Where and why did the cat come from
  • The natural lifestyle of the cat
  • Cat language - body, face and voice
• What does it mean when my cat....?

This event is for humans only. However, delegates will have the opportunity to watch live cat behaviour on the day as we will have at least one furry feline on site. Delegates will also see supporting images and footage.

When: Sunday 19th April
Finishes: 1.30pm
Where: Nora Grace Hall, Faversham Close in Tring HP23 5BA. (Formerly known as Memorial Hall and the Red Cross Hall).

This is a three hour workshop - including a 30 minutes break.

Tickets: £12.00. This includes tea, coffee, biscuits and sweets.

For more information or to book visit www.doglistener.tv/events


WTD founder book signing - Ideal Home Show
Walk the Dog founder Hanne Grice, joined Oscar Pet Foods at the recent Ideal Home Show, signing copies of her book "Playing With Your Dog" Hanne met hundreds of people, keen to ask questions about their pet's behaviour and know how to have a smarter, fitter and happier dog.  Thanks to Oscar Pet Foods for a great weekend.


Lions K9 9K sponsored by WTD raises over £4k
Walk the Dog sponsored this year's Lions Club of Berkhamsted charity K9 9K dog walk in aid of the Hospice of St Francis.  It was a glorious day with lots of dogs and their humans turning out to complete the 9k trek.  The event organised by the Lions Club of Berkhamsted raised over £4050 with more money still coming in.  Well done to Bungal who raised over £500 in sponsorship together with him humans, Lawerence and Sharon.


Latest book goes global
The new book by Walk the Dog founder Hanne Grice, sold out in the run up for Christmas.  Playing With Your Dog is packed with game ideas and tricks that test your dog's problem solving skills, has suggestions for making your own dog toys, as well as top tips on ensuring playtime stays safe. The book is now being sold in the US, Australia, Europe and even China.  Currently available from online resellers including Amazon, Tesco Books, Waterstones, Borders, WHSmith.  Get your copy for less from Walk the Dog priced £6.99.


Hanne Grice joins BBC Breakfast
Walk the Dog’s Hanne Grice was asked to join Bill Turnball and Louise Minchin with Bryan Morris from Wiltshire Fire & Rescue on the BBC Breakfast sofa recently.
The hot topic was the bad weather conditions leading to how many pets getting into difficulty falling through icy waters, with owners then having to be rescued themselves. Read more about this story by clicking here.

Walk the Dog founder represents women in rural business
Mark Prisk MP, Minister for Business and Enterprise and Directors from the Commission for Rural Communitities, The Prince's Rural Action Programme and the Plunkett Foundation gathered in Hertfordshire for a 'Rural Business in Action Day' organised by Women in Rural Enterprise (WiRE).  Walk the Dog founder Hanne Grice, was asked to present to the Minister and delegates about the success of her business and the challenges faced by being a woman in business.  Read more by clicking here.


Fashion Show success - over £2k raised for Every Chance Rescue
Over 140 people turned out for "An Evening of Fashion with Green House" in aid of Every Chance Rescue.  The event was organised by Gerry Walker, independent fashion consultant for Green House and Silpada, and Hanne Grice - founder of the award winning pet care and behaviour company Walk the Dog. Read more about this event and view photos by
clicking here.


Meet the Team and Walk in Ashridge event

3rd July saw the launch of the first annual Meet the Team and Walk in Ashridge event.  Nearly sixty clients plus Facebook fans and their 38 four-legged friends joined the Walk the Dog team. To read more about this story and see photo's click here.

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