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28.10.2018

Dog Training, Dog Behaviour, Be aware of cuing…

Watch out for cuing a negative response in your dog…
Try not to tighten and tense up on the grip held with your dogs lead/leash when you spot another dog (or this can apply to spotting other animals or people) in the distance and usually a road crossing is not needing when discovering them at a distance either ;-) These actions only perpetuate the signals to your dog that yes, indeed, there must be something off with that ‘being’ if we are to ‘react’ this way.
Another, slightly different way to look at cuing is -
When you put your dog back on their lead/leash after a recall/’Come,’ try if you can, to leave the lead long enough for slack. [Read More…]

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13.11.2017

Dog Training, ‘Quick Fixes’, ‘Electric Shock’ Collars

Wanting a quick fix? At this time of year, leading up to Christmas break, I am hearing a lot of talk around so called ‘Quick fixes’.
Electric Shock Collars in particular are being mentioned. [Read More…]

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28.11.2016

Gadgets in Dog Training

The Problem With Gadgets In Effective Training?
One problem-
I have found over the years in this Consultancy that it can be a very easy and speedy process for a dog to develop and learn a negative association with the creature (human or other) or object, present repeatedly (but perhaps no repetition required!) when the gadget (of particular effect Shock Collars) is used.
Then, a negative reaction is almost ‘flagged’ for that inadvertent person or object and extensive training to build a more ‘normal’, neutral response again may have to be undertaken.
Again,
Dogs Best Friend would rather get to the bottom of your situation, for long term change,
Selina.

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