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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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01.12.2018

Dog Training, Visitors, Jumping Up!

Tis the season for visitors and visiting!
So let’s recap how to stop your dog jumping up -
(After first addressing exercise requirements, so pent up energy does not make your dog a spring!)
Always give your dog the opportunity to ‘do good’ and ask for a ‘Sit’, they may surprise you ;-)
It goes without saying then, that jumping up should never be encouraged.
If you’re dealing with a mild jumper, talk to your guest about how to greet your dog. [Read More…]

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