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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…]

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Dog behaviour, small dogs, exercise requirements, benefits of the walk

Have a small dog type (adult dog)?
I would still recommend two twenty minute walks per day.
As well as being for exercise, the walk is enriching and stimulating for your dog, like going for the ‘hunt’. [Read More…]

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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, the older dog

‘You CAN teach an old dog new tricks…’
It’s never really too late to teach an old dog new tricks or the ‘appropriate way to behave.’
You really need to get to the route of the issue (which is where I come in) and then my friends give it time. Give the older dog more time for repetition and possibly understanding and give YOURSELVES time. You have also potentially had a lifetime of ‘bad habits’, remember this. BUT, I deal with older dogs and their human ‘partners in crime’ ;-) and success is possible, please don’t give up,
Selina McIntyre, Dog Behavioural Consultant.

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