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24.08.2018

Dog Training, Teaching the Command ‘Leave’

Teaching the very useful command, ‘Leave’.
We use this for cat’s etc…
Teaching ‘Leave’ -
This is when your dog will step back from the animal/person or object. [Read More…]

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17.08.2018

Dog Training, 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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12.08.2018

Dog Training, The Recall/Come - When your dog has no ears ;-)

Does your dog have no ears when it comes to calling them back to you?
Here are some tips on the ‘Recall/Come’ -
With the recall, it comes down to your dog recognizing you as their leader (now I need to always remind readers that leadership and dominance are different), with all the subtle methods undertaken, in and outside of the home. This brings about a respect for the command being given by a higher ranking pack member. [Read More…]

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30.07.2018

Dog Training, Destructive Behaviour

Chewing/Destructive Behaviour -
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). You must instead re-direct the chewing to acceptable items (that are not too similar to unacceptable items). [Read More…]

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14.07.2018

Dog Training, Pulling on the Lead/Leash

I have no issue at all with a dog walking in front of you when out on the lead.
Walking on the lead…
Your dog should not be pulling on the lead (thus trying to get you to go in the direction they want to go *) so then the lead should be fairly loose. [Read More…]

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