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10.05.2019

Dog Training, Dog Behaviour, The Crate

The Crate -
The piece of equipment known as a ‘Crate’ is not a cruel cage. It is a hugely beneficial training tool for your pup and adult dog.
The crate provides a sense of security for all stages of life (so should not be dispensed with once your pup matures). [Read More…]

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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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18.01.2019

Dog Training, Dog Behaviour, Chewing, Destructive Behaviour

Chewing, Destructive Behaviour -
Interestingly, it has been shown that a dog’s endorphin levels increase when chewing (the dog gets lots of feel good chemicals).
It is because of this, that you cannot try to stop your dogs chewing completely (it is too chemically rewarding - so very difficult to train out). You must instead re-direct the chewing to acceptable items (that are not too similar to unacceptable items). [Read More…]

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10.11.2018

Dog Training, Chewing, Destructive Behaviour in Dogs

Chewing, Destructive Behaviour -
Interestingly, it has been shown that a dog’s endorphin levels increase when chewing (the dog gets lots of feel good chemicals).
It is because of this, that you cannot try to stop your dogs chewing completely (it is too chemically rewarding - so very difficult to train out). You must instead re-direct the chewing to acceptable items (that are not too similar to unacceptable items). [Read More…]

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28.11.2016

Separation Anxiety and your dog at home with another dog

Did you know that though less likely, your dog can still have Separation Anxiety if at home with another dog?
It’s all about pack rank.
Separation Anxiety is about your dog missing his or her ‘babies’ not you as ‘Mum’ or ‘Dad’ as you may have believed…

Focus on your leadership first.

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