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Dog Training and Chewing!

Interestingly, it has been shown that a dog’s endorphin levels increase when chewing (the dog gets lots of feel good chemicals).
It is because of this, that you cannot try to stop your dogs chewing completely (it is too chemically rewarding - so very difficult to train out). [Read More…]

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Dog Training, The ‘Crate’

The piece of equipment known as a ‘Crate’ is not a cruel cage. It is a hugely beneficial training tool for your pup and adult dog.
The crate provides a sense of security for all stages of life (so should not be dispensed once your pup matures). [Read More…]

Admin - 18:51:47 @ Puppies, Guy Fawkes and similar stressors for dogs, Dog 'Ownership' Helpful Tips, General Training | Add a comment


Dog Training, Watch Your Dog …

How much do you watch your dog when he or she is on the other end of the lead? Maybe it’s the Behaviourist in me but I was thinking about it and I really do spend A LOT of time observing Trev’s behaviour at the other end of the lead and I believe this does help us. This observation has been organically occurring, I observe everything from where his ears are pointing- so what he is interested in. [Read More…]

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Dog training, pack members, treatment and social dynamics

Your pack includes all dogs on your property. Sounds obvious right? But you may be implementing different rules and boundaries for one dog - they may be allowed inside for example and another is not. [Read More…]

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Dog Training, the command “Quiet!”

Teaching the command “Quiet!”
When your dog is barking, growl a stern and guttural “Bah!”*
Then, the instant he or she IS quiet, say quiet and praise heavily. You could also reward with something high value - such as a liver treat or cheese, both are stronger smelling, so usually more attractive.
Once the word association has been achieved, you can work on varying the length of the time, before you give your dog the treat for being quiet. [Read More…]

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