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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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28.09.2018

Dog Behaviour, The Walk

The walk -
I have read a couple of posts recently about how some dogs do not require walking every day. However, unless your dog is being shattered by some other form of activity (some dogs get this from Doggy Day care for instance), I beg to differ. The walk is far more than just a physical activity for your dog. [Read More…]

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06.06.2018

Dog Behaviour, Dog Training, Dog Interaction on the Lead/Leash

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. I have witnessed many an instance where the more slightly lacking in confidence dog that is off-lead, encounters one that is on lead, then becomes a different individual altogether. The resulting reaction though may be one of hostility unless you and your dog are acting relaxed. [Read More…]

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30.04.2018

Dog Training, The Recall or ‘Come’

Imagine all the wonderful adventures you could have with your dog if they had a great recall…
How about working on this -
First tip, never call your dog to give them a growling!
They will associate you with a negative situation and why should they ever want to come to you… [Read More…]

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