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26.06.2017

Dog Training and the tired dog? Hungry Dog? Nipping, Biting

I find, including with our own very young Border Terrier Trev, when your pup or even older dog is either getting tired or hungry he or she is more likely to engage in ‘naughty’ behaviour (sounds familiar human parents?!) But this behaviour can even be really hyper active looking in nature - like nipping and jumping to gain your attention. My advice is to ensure your dog has it’s regular feed schedule and somewhere to calm down and rest quietly and is being encouraged by all to do so. Has your dog just had enough for now, are they knackered?
Selina McIntyre, Dog Behavioural Consultant, Dogs Best Friend.

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19.06.2017

Dog Behaviour, Educating Kids Around Dog Safety

Many kids I come across say a friendly dog has a wagging tail but a tail wag does not always mean a friendly dog…
When a dogs tail is wagging up ’stiff like a board’ (almost ping ping ping) instead of ‘flowing like a wave’, this is not a good friendly sign!

Admin - 09:52:17 @ Safety Around Dogs, Reactionary Behaviour | Add a comment

12.06.2017

Dog Training - What are you really rewarding? Example- Reactionary Behaviour

What are you really encouraging?
Make sure you are not inadvertently encouraging your dogs reactionary behaviour.
If you are giving your dog treats while your dog is being ‘reactive’(growling, barking etc.) in an attempt to distract or ‘create a positive association’ with the people or animals your dog is reacting to, you may in fact be rewarding and encouraging that reactionary behaviour.
Instead, only reward AFTER your has behaved in a more positive way and is ‘relatively’ calm,

Admin - 06:55:33 @ General Training, Reactionary Behaviour | Add a comment

29.05.2017

Easy and Cheap Dog Entertainment Idea’s!

*Put small dog biscuits into a used plastic bottle with the lid off (such as a juice bottle). It should take him/her ages to roll the biscuits out.
*Scatter feed part or all of your dogs meal. [Read More…]

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15.05.2017

Dog Training and the Recall

First tip, never call your dog to give them a growling!
They will associate you with a negative situation and why should they ever want to come to you…
Second, practice the recall within your home and garden environments first before venturing out to the ‘big wide world’
Then, with the walk, you should be ‘dictating’ where you are going, what you are up to etc. [Read More…]

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