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16.11.2018

Dog behaviour, how much do you watch your dog when he or she is on the other end of the lead?

Maybe it’s the Behaviourist in me but I was thinking about it and I really do spend A LOT of time observing Lily and Trev’s behaviours at the other end of the leads and I believe this does help us.
This observation has been organically occurring, I observe their interaction with each other of course but also, everything from where their ears are pointing - so what they are interested in of the world. How tense/relaxed each body is, how high each dog is walking -’interest in factor’- and so on. [Read More…]

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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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22.06.2018

Dog Training, Dog Behaviour, Fixation and Cats

Fixation and Cats -

Yelling at your dog or physically handling them when they are in this state will only heighten the excited energy present. Instead…
Use the guttural “Bah!” and clap of hands as discussed in earlier posts, as soon as you see your dogs behaviour modify to when their body stiffens and their pupils dilate. [Read More…]

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15.02.2018

Dog Training, Watch Your Dog …

How much do you watch your dog when he or she is on the other end of the lead? Maybe it’s the Behaviourist in me but I was thinking about it and I really do spend A LOT of time observing Trev’s behaviour at the other end of the lead and I believe this does help us. This observation has been organically occurring, I observe everything from where his ears are pointing- so what he is interested in. [Read More…]

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25.09.2017

Dog Training, Fixation and Cats

Fixation and Cats -
Yelling at your dog or physically handling them when they are in this state will only heighten the excited energy present. Instead…
Use the guttural “Bah!” and clap of hands, I have discussed, as soon as you see your dogs behaviour modify. [Read More…]

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