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Dog Training, Teaching the command ‘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…]

Admin - 08:32:25 @ Puppies, 'Obedience' Type Command Instruction | Add a comment


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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Dog Behaviour, Dog Safety, Children and Dogs

With children being out and about more in the community at this time of year, below are some of Dogs Best Friend’s Dog Safety Notes to be communicated with your children.*
*I also offer free Dog Safety and Behaviour Talks to Schools in my business zone.

When choosing to interact with a dog, it is best to do so in an open rather than a confined area and as part of this it is best to not approach a dog on a lead. The dog cannot get away if he or she wants to and if they cannot ‘flee,’ they may ‘fight’ as a response to a perceived threat. [Read More…]

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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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Dog Behaviour, Dog Training, Hot Weather Effects…

Remember, this stinking hot weather is affecting us all, including our dogs with their behaviour.
Tiredness and irritability can be seen in our beloved pets as well as you and me, as this heat really kicks in.
Listen to the signs. [Read More…]

Admin - 19:47:18 @ Puppies, Dog 'Ownership' Helpful Tips, 'Tis the Season' | Add a comment

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