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Dog Training, How do I stop my dog from Jumping Up?

Jumping Up!
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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Dog Behaviour, Dog Training, ‘Recall’/'Come’ and the associations with the lead/leash

[font=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif]When you put your dog back on their lead/leash after a recall/’Come’ try if you can, to leave the lead long enough for slack. If you have the lead too short and tight each time after you get your dog back in, a negative association can form with coming back to you and being put on the lead - losing all that freedom ;-)[/font][font=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif][font=Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif];-)[/font] Selina McIntyre, Dog Behavioural Consultant, Dogs Best Friend. [/font]

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Dog Training and Consistency

Are you being consistent?
It is so very important to be consistently applying your training methods among your family/pack members but also within yourself and how you approach situations with your dog, be consistent. Your dog will simply get confused and is looking to you for guidance, if in doubt, strip your situation right back to the basics with all involved, for understanding, Selina McIntyre, Dog Behavioural Consultant, Dogs Best Friend

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Dog Training, Nipping/Mouthing in Puppies (on people)

Nipping/Mouthing in puppies! (on humans) -

Firstly, do not play any games with your dog that involve putting your hands into his/her mouth, chasing him or her or allowing him/her to jump all over you.

DO NOT alpha roll (forcefully rolling your pup onto their back) or scruff, this can lead to a fear of hands and so hand biting. [Read More…]

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Watch out for bribery!
Do not show your dog the precious treat (or other reward) you have in your hand to try to get them to undertake the command you are wanting.
Treats and other rewards should be given IMMEDIATELY AFTER the desired behaviour has been performed, for a few repetions (say 10 times max) but then reduced to a random schedule. [Read More…]

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