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25.04.2019

Dog Behaviour, Antisocial Dog Behaviour

A sign that a dog is antisocial about other dogs, is that he or she is uncomfortable about being sniffed at the rear end.
Think of the refusal to rear end sniff as the equivalent of the snub of the hand shake in human interaction - it’s quite a big deal!
Selina McIntyre, Dog Behavioural Consultant & Dog Trainer, Dogs Best Friend.

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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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09.03.2019

Dog Behaviour, Dog Training, Dog Chasing!

Cars -
It can be unfortunate, cars run away swiftly and allow the perfect chance for a good fast chase for your dog!

Chasing can become quite the obsession - Think cats, fixation on torch lights etc. Your dog can become more interested in chasing than in actually catching the object. [Read More…]

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22.02.2019

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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07.12.2018

Dog Training, Visitors, Barking and teaching the command “Quiet!”

Tis the season for visitors and visiting! (continued post)
- Barking and teaching the command “Quiet!”-
When your dog is barking, growl a very stern and guttural “Bah!!!”*
Then, the instant he/she IS quiet, say quiet and praise. You can also reward with something high value - such as a liver treat or cheese crumb, both are strong smelling, so usually more attractive your dog :-)

*Or shake a plastic bottle with pebbles in it if this proves ineffective or if your dog simply zones out and the barking is very intense, shake a tin (for example a Milo one) taped up with coins in it, by your side, Selina McIntyre, Dog Behavioural Consultant, Dogs Best Friend.

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