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03.05.2019

Dog Behaviour, Dog Training, Signs of Stress in Dogs

Signs of Stress in Dogs -
There are many different signs that can your dog can be showing that he or she are a bit stressed at the moment. *Importantly, when checking through the list below, it is still about the big picture and that it is always advisable to undertake a thorough Veterinary examination to rule out an medical issue.
Signs -
~ Excessive drooling
~ Excessive shedding
~ Panting (dogs actually should only really pant after a great deal of physical activity or in the heat). [Read More…]

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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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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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04.01.2019

Dog Behaviour, ‘Weeing when greeting visitors…’

With visitors coming and going at this time of year I thought it might be helpful to discuss
‘Weeing when greeting visitors…’
Yes yes this may be a tad embarrassing for you the owner but
this can be Submissive or Excitement Urination.
For this issue, PUNISHMENT WILL MAKE WORSE NOT BETTER!
Excitement Urination - It’s like, ‘I’m so excited I peed my pants!’
Particularly in young dogs who haven’t developed their muscle control so gets better over time. [Read More…]

Admin - 14:02:33 @ Puppies, 'Tis the Season', Visitors and your Dog

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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