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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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16.10.2017

Dog Training, Go Patrolling!

Walk the perimeter of your property with your dog at least on the daily…
A couple of good reasons for this…
* Even if owners had a ‘glorious looking large section’ I have found from a great number of clients that their dogs wait to go off and ‘play’, or utilize the section, until their owners get home. [Read More…]

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08.10.2017

Dog Training - Easy to forget the obvious

It can be easy to forget the obvious …
Is your dog tired or hungry?
When your dog is getting tired or hungry he or she is more likely to engage in ‘naughty’ behaviour (sounding familiar human parents?!)
This behaviour can even show itself in hyper active looking actions - like nipping and jumping- to gain your attention. [Read More…]

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