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08.01.2018

Dog Training, Some Training Tips

A couple of tips for you..
-To your dog, the word “No” is far less effective than the guttural growling sound of “Bah!” or “Ahh!” usually, when a negative behaviour has JUST occurred.

- On a different note, a good time to have a short training session, I find, is after a walk. Not a marathon mind you ;-) Your dog’s pent-up energy has been released and their mind is more calm and focused,
Selina McIntyre, Dog Behavioural Consultant, Dogs Best Friend.

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03.01.2018

Dog Training, Visitors, Jumping Up

Tis the season for visitors and visiting!
So let’s recap how to stop jumping up -
Firstly though, always give your dog the opportunity to ‘do good’ and ask for a ‘Sit’, they may surprise you ;-)
It goes without saying then, that jumping up should never be encouraged.
If you’re dealing with a mild jumper, talk to your guest about how to greet your dog. [Read More…]

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04.12.2017

Dog Training and your dog/pups innate natural rank

This is the time of year when people do consider giving puppies as gifts -
An interesting point to note however, is that natural pack rank starts to be displayed from about week three of age and this rank is the dogs innate rank for life. Pups are adopted out to new and varied packs and thus new and varied ‘owners’ but natural pack rank will still be present and always plays a factor in training (for the first and all homes the dog lives in over it’s life).
Selina McIntyre, Dog Behavioural Consultant, Dogs Best Friend.

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20.11.2017

Dog Training, What Rewards YOUR dog?

What is really your dogs rewarding factor?
It’s important to get to know your dog and utilize and understand that there are different and sometimes overlapping motivating factors that are viewed as rewards by individual dogs.
Not all Labs are food motivated (yes I have met some) I know, shock horror. [Read More…]

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06.11.2017

Dog Training, Jumping Up

Jumping Up!
Firstly though -
Always give your dog the opportunity to ‘do good’ and ask for a ‘Sit’, they may surprise you ;-)
It goes without saying then, that jumping up should never be encouraged.
If you’re dealing with a mild jumper, talk to your guest about how to greet your dog. [Read More…]

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