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Dog Behaviour, Dog Training, Dogs on the Lead and Reactionary Behaviour

The dynamic of a dog to dog social interaction is perceived differently, if your dog is on the lead and other dogs are off-lead – so the off-lead dogs are accessing freedom (or vice-versa). I have witnessed many an instance, where the slightly under confident dog that is off-lead, encounters one that is on lead, then becomes a different individual altogether.
The resulting situation may be one of hostility unless you and your dog are acting relaxed. [Read More…]

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Dog training and behaviour can be based around the subtleties in a situation…

Dog training and behaviour can be about the subtleties in a situation…
When meeting other dogs out and about, do you tighten your grip on your dogs lead or tense up? Both possibly before you are in the physical realm of the other dog. [Read More…]

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Dog Training, Teaching the command ‘Leave’

This is when your dog will step back from a person or object, animal etc. useful too for you to use when there is a lot of sniffing, licking etc. at greeting time. [Read More…]

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Dog Behaviour, Dog Training, Food Aggression

The best way to deal with a dog that is protective over its food bowl is to dispense with the bowl altogether.
This usually solves the problem very quickly.
You can scatter your dogs food, making it harder for your dog to protect, which diffuses the situation. [Read More…]

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Dog Behaviour, Dog Safety, Children and Dogs

With children being out and about more in the community at this time of year, below are some of Dogs Best Friend’s Dog Safety Notes to be communicated with your children.*
*I also offer free Dog Safety and Behaviour Talks to Schools in my business zone.

When choosing to interact with a dog, it is best to do so in an open rather than a confined area and as part of this it is best to not approach a dog on a lead. The dog cannot get away if he or she wants to and if they cannot ‘flee,’ they may ‘fight’ as a response to a perceived threat. [Read More…]

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