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11.01.2019

Dog Behaviour, Dog Training, Hot Weather Effects…

Remember, this stinking hot weather is affecting us all, including our dogs with their behaviour.
Tiredness and irritability can be seen in our beloved pets as well as you and me, as this heat really kicks in.
Listen to the signs. [Read More…]

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16.11.2018

Dog behaviour, 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 Lily and Trev’s behaviours at the other end of the leads and I believe this does help us.
This observation has been organically occurring, I observe their interaction with each other of course but also, everything from where their ears are pointing - so what they are interested in of the world. How tense/relaxed each body is, how high each dog is walking -’interest in factor’- and so on. [Read More…]

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04.11.2018

Dog Behaviour, Dog Training, Noise Aversion, Fire Works

If you have an anxious dog around Guy Fawkes, my first tip for this stage (so close to the day) would be, first and foremost, check your behaviour around these noisy monsters ;-)
Make sure you are not stressing about the loud noises outside and most certainly not cuddling/coddling your dog, thus actually praising and encouraging the nervous behaviour. As well, look at a Thunderband/Thundershirt- This is a type of material vest for your dog that is resting on pressure points. The idea being also, that a constant gentle ‘hug’ can calm an anxious pets nervous system (a hug is chemically rewarding). [Read More…]

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13.10.2018

Dog Training, Dog Behaviour, Methods with the ‘Pully Dog’

Have a ‘pully’ dog?
It is not a requirement of mine that a dog must walk on your left hand side and that you should keep a short lead/leash.
I’m happy using extendable leads when walking dogs. [Read More…]

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05.10.2018

Dog Training, Dog Behaviour, The ‘Crate’

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 with once your pup matures). [Read More…]

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