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Dog Training and Chewing!

Interestingly, it has been shown that a dog’s endorphin levels increase when chewing (the dog gets lots of feel good chemicals).
It is because of this, that you cannot try to stop your dogs chewing completely (it is too chemically rewarding - so very difficult to train out). [Read More…]

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Dog training, ‘Walking your dog and other dog owners’

A tip, when out walking, observe other ‘owners’.
I tend to assess the ‘owner’ of the other dog as part of judging the possible state of mind of the other dog.
If the owner is waving his or her arms around, looking stressed or aggressive, the situation with their dog can then be combustible. [Read More…]

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Dog Training, The ‘Crate’

The piece of equipment known as a ‘Crate’ is not a cruel cage. It is a hugely beneficial training tool for your pup and adult dog.
The crate provides a sense of security for all stages of life (so should not be dispensed once your pup matures). [Read More…]

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Dog behaviour, small dogs, exercise requirements, benefits of the walk

Have a small dog type (adult dog)?
I would still recommend two twenty minute walks per day.
As well as being for exercise, the walk is enriching and stimulating for your dog, like going for the ‘hunt’. [Read More…]

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Dog behaviour, dogs on lead and dogs off lead…

The dynamic of a dog to dog social interaction is perceived differently, if your dog is on the lead and other dogs are off-lead – so the off-lead dogs are accessing freedom. I have witnessed many an instance where the more slightly lacking in confidence dog that is off-lead, encounters one that is on lead, then becomes a different individual altogether. The resulting reaction though may be one of hostility unless you and your dog are acting relaxed. [Read More…]

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