FlatPress My FlatPress blog FlatPress Admin 2018 2018-08-19T19:07:59+00:00 Admin ~/ Dog Training, Jumping Up! ~/?x=entry:entry180817-211130 2018-08-17T21:11:30+00:00 2018-08-17T21:11:30+00:00

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…]

Dog Training, The Recall/Come - When your dog has no ears ;-) ~/?x=entry:entry180812-044729 2018-08-12T04:47:29+00:00 2018-08-12T04:47:29+00:00

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…]

Dog Behaviour, Dog Training, The Critical Socialization Period ~/?x=entry:entry180805-153526 2018-08-05T15:35:26+00:00 2018-08-05T15:35:26+00:00

Socialize! Socialize! Socialize. [Read More…]

Dog Training, Destructive Behaviour ~/?x=entry:entry180730-101102 2018-07-30T10:11:02+00:00 2018-07-30T10:11:02+00:00

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…]

Dog Training, Dog Behaviour, The Interaction of Dogs on Your Property ~/?x=entry:entry180719-095103 2018-07-19T09:51:03+00:00 2018-07-19T09:51:03+00:00

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 or on the furniture and another is not. [Read More…]