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28.02.2019

Dog Training, Dog Behaviour, Getting in there early…

The earlier a problem is identified, the easier it is to change.
The longer you leave that ‘troublesome niggle,’ the more your dog is practicing a behaviour that will need to be reversed or redirected…
An example of this early identification is with food aggression. [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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09.02.2019

Dog Training, Teaching the command ‘Leave’

“Leave’
This is when your dog will step back from a person or object, animal etc. useful too for you to use when there is a lot of sniffing, licking etc. at greeting time. [Read More…]

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01.02.2019

Dog Behaviour, Dog Training, Food Aggression

The best way to deal with a dog that is protective over its food bowl is to dispense with the bowl altogether.
This usually solves the problem very quickly.
You can scatter your dogs food, making it harder for your dog to protect, which diffuses the situation. [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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