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10.07.2017

Dog Training - Socialization

Socialization, I’m in the thick of it with our Border Terrier pup Trev. But it’s important to remember the ‘Whys…’
Done in a good way, from socialization practices in those first 12 weeks of life, your dog will then be able to cope well and sufficiently with life’s noisy and disruptive challenges, generally being more resilient. In short, you are better setting your pup/dog up for happiness :-) On top of this too, there are societies expectations for how dogs should/must behave around people/animals objects….;-)
Selina McIntyre, Dog Behavioural Consultant, Dogs Best Friend.

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Dog Training, teaching the ‘Leave’

Teaching ‘Leave’
This is when your dog will step back from the person or object, for you to use when there is a lot of sniffing etc. at greeting time. *Choose another word if you are using this word already for another action. [Read More…]

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26.06.2017

Dog Training and the tired dog? Hungry Dog? Nipping, Biting

I find, including with our own very young Border Terrier Trev, when your pup or even older dog is either getting tired or hungry he or she is more likely to engage in ‘naughty’ behaviour (sounds familiar human parents?!) But this behaviour can even be really hyper active looking in nature - like nipping and jumping to gain your attention. My advice is to ensure your dog has it’s regular feed schedule and somewhere to calm down and rest quietly and is being encouraged by all to do so. Has your dog just had enough for now, are they knackered?
Selina McIntyre, Dog Behavioural Consultant, Dogs Best Friend.

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19.06.2017

Dog Behaviour, Educating Kids Around Dog Safety

Many kids I come across say a friendly dog has a wagging tail but a tail wag does not always mean a friendly dog…
When a dogs tail is wagging up ’stiff like a board’ (almost ping ping ping) instead of ‘flowing like a wave’, this is not a good friendly sign!

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12.06.2017

Dog Training - What are you really rewarding? Example- Reactionary Behaviour

What are you really encouraging?
Make sure you are not inadvertently encouraging your dogs reactionary behaviour.
If you are giving your dog treats while your dog is being ‘reactive’(growling, barking etc.) in an attempt to distract or ‘create a positive association’ with the people or animals your dog is reacting to, you may in fact be rewarding and encouraging that reactionary behaviour.
Instead, only reward AFTER your has behaved in a more positive way and is ‘relatively’ calm,

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