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21.09.2018

Dog Training, teaching your dog to ‘Watch’ or ‘Look’

Teaching the command ‘Watch’ or ‘Look’ to gain your dogs attention!
Get your dog in front of you, either sitting or standing and say their name sharply in a commanding but friendly tone. Immediately offer a treat or fun toy. [Read More…]

Admin - 04:40:23 @ Puppies, General Training, 'Obedience' Type Command Instruction, Reactionary Behaviour | Add a comment

15.09.2018

Dog Training, Repetition of Command?

If your dog does not initially respond to a command, do not repeat the same command again and again (unless for the recall or stay). This sends the message that 2-3 repetitions is what the command consists of (You must be patient, you can say your dogs name, but then wait). Also, we can call it nagging for dogs as well ;-) Selina McIntyre, Dog Behavioural Consultant, Dogs Best Friend.

Admin - 04:12:41 @ Puppies, Dog 'Ownership' Helpful Tips, General Training, 'Obedience' Type Command Instruction | Add a comment

08.09.2018

Dog Behavioural Enrichment Idea’s

Lock your dog away from sight while you hide dried meaty treats for a sniffing good treasure hunt.
One of my clients freezes chicken mince in a Kong and it entertains her dog for two to two and a half hours, whilst it licks it out :-)
In summer, homemade (diluted if using commercial) stock icebergs (made in an icecream container) floated in a ‘blue shell’ paddling pool.
Be prepared for entertainment as your dog may scrape, lick, dig, push or all of the above to try to demolish this floating form of deliciousness. [Read More…]

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31.08.2018

Dog Behaviour, Signs of Stress in Dogs

Signs of Stress in Dogs -
These are some things to look out for, as I know you want your dogs to be as happy and relaxed as possible..

Signs..
*Dogs excessively licking their mouth or nose. [Read More…]

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24.08.2018

Dog Training, Teaching the Command ‘Leave’

Teaching the very useful command, ‘Leave’.
We use this for cat’s etc…
Teaching ‘Leave’ -
This is when your dog will step back from the animal/person or object. [Read More…]

Admin - 16:22:34 @ Puppies, General Training, 'Obedience' Type Command Instruction | Add a comment



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dog behaviourist / dog behaviour specialist