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Dog Training - A way to add fun to ‘Obedience’ …

Insert a few minutes into your day for Hide and Seek/training with your dog (yes training can be built into your day also).
This is mentally enriching for your dog, a fun way to work on ‘Obedience Commands’ and simply great for your relationship.

I truly enjoy playing Hide and Seek or ‘Sit, Stay, Come’ with our dog Trev. [Read More…]

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Dog Training, The Extendable Lead/ The Extension Lead

I’m happy using extendable leads when walking dogs.
It’s ok for your dog to walk in front of you (think a sled dog team with a musher) but not if your dog is pulling*.
*Pulling is trying to get you to go in the direction your dog wants to go and as such is an attempt to lead you. [Read More…]

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Dog Training and the importance of timing

Did you know many dog owners inadvertently train the opposite of what they want their dog to do?
It all comes down to timing.
An example of this is the ‘Off’, for ‘Off the furniture’. [Read More…]

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Dog training, the dogs behaviour and their needs …

Do you or someone you know get ‘hangry’? It seems like a popular term these days, referring to feeling hungry and grumpy because of such hunger.
Well my point is that, just like with us (and all animals really) a dogs behaviour is reactive to their needs. [Read More…]

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Dog Training and Toileting Inside, ‘Housebreaking’

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[font=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]Firstly, I would suggest trying to follow a regular exercise and feeding schedule (but providing water at all times).
Also, when taking your dog out for a wee, if he or she doesn’t go within 5 minutes or so, bring them back in and confine them to a safe area, then 15 minutes later take them back out to the same area.[font=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]
Your dog should not have unlimited access to the house and keep an eye out to see if they start sniffing & circling. These are 
pre ‘toilet’ signs.[/font][/font]

[font=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][font=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]It is VITAL to remember to only reprimand your dog (I use a stern “Bah!!”and clap, see a previous post about the word No) if caught in the act! 
Dogs only register the consequence within a few seconds of the action
. [Read More…]

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dog trainer operating in the Hamilton and Waikato of New Zealand

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