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12.04.2019

Dog Training, Dog Behaviour, Pulling on the Lead

I have no issue at all with a dog walking in front of you when out on the lead, the key is how the dog is walking (also think about a musher and sled-dog team and the control that he/she has at the back of the sled).

Walking on the lead…
Your dog should not be pulling on the lead (thus trying to get you go in the direction. [Read More…]

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05.04.2019

Dog Behaviour and Body Language, Children, Dog Safety & Education,

Many children I come across say a friendly dog has a wagging tail but a tail wag does not always mean a friendly dog…
When a dogs tail is wagging up ’stiff like a board’ (almost ‘ping ping ping’) instead of ‘flowing like a wave,’ this is not a good, friendly sign!
Education is key (I also offer free dog safety & education talks to schools within my business area)
Selina McIntyre, Dog Behavioural Consultant and Dog Trainer, Dogs Best Friend.

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29.03.2019

Dog Training, Dogs Jumping Up on People

Jumping Up -
Always give your dogs the opportunity to ‘Do Good’ and ask for a ‘Sit’.
Do not raise your voice or move your arms as both will stimulate your dog more.
Instead, have visitors fold their arms and turn around away from him/her. [Read More…]

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22.03.2019

Dog Behaviour, Dog Training, Exercise and the Small Dog

Do you have a small dog type (an adult)?
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.’
There is more stimulation (different sights, smells etc.) when you break up the day with two walks and this also burns more energy than a single big, less intense one. [Read More…]

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15.03.2019

Dog Behaviour, Dog Training, Fear of Strangers

Is your dog scared of strangers?
When interacting -
Ideally, strangers should remain standing (bending over so that face and eyes are on the same level can be quite threatening to a dog) slightly side on, keeping their hands in close to their body (hands can be scary!)
The person if possible, could be asked to look over at……rather than at your dogs eyes.
If your dog hides behind you or moves away, that’s fine, let your dog have their space - for everyone’s well being. [Read More…]

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