Ross McCarthy discussing breed selection and socialisation.

The critical influence of socialisation as well as breed inherent drives.

Tracking human Scent – Rottweiler in the Woodland

Rottweiler ‘Utz’ tracking human scent and finding, indicating and retrieving lost articles.

Using ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ to shape a behaviour.

Teaching a dog to sit ‘close’ using Yes and No Markers.

Using a Toy as a reward marker for teaching ‘Speak’

Fun training with a toy as a reward marker teaching bark on command.

Ross McCarthy with his dogs at the Kennel Club

Ross McCarthy with his dogs during coffee break on the Cambridge Institute of Dog Behaviour

Filming for the new Guild of Dog Trainers’ ‘Smart Puppy’

Ross McCarthy with two of his Rottweilers - filmed for the Guild of Dog Trainers,

Intelligent Dog Training

A excerpt from Intelligent Dog Training – a DVD available from