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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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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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01.10.2017

Dog Training, Nipping and Biting in Puppies

Nipping and mouthing in puppies!
Firstly,
You should not play any games with your pup that involve putting your hands into his mouth, chasing him/her or allowing him to jump all over you.
NEVER alpha roll (forcefully rolling your pup on his back) or scruff, as these can lead to a fear of hands and so hand biting. [Read More…]

Admin - 18:57:22 @ Puppies | 1 comment



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