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17.05.2019

Dog Behaviour, Dog’s Taking/Collecting Items

Dogs that love to go out and collect items are often insecure.
These dogs are frequently collecting items that the owners have touched or worn and are active in this behaviour when the owners are out.
They surround themselves with a object barrier of their owners scent. [Read More…]

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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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18.04.2019

Dog Behaviour, Dog Training, Observing your dog on the Walk…

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 Trev and Lily’s behaviour at the other end of their leads and I believe this does help us.
This observation has been organically occurring - and perhaps more intensely with two dogs on two leads - the potential for ‘entanglement’ ;-)
I observe everything from where their ears are pointing - so what either dog is interested in. [Read More…]

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12.04.2019

Dog Training, Dog Behaviour, Pulling on the Lead

I have no issue at all with a dog walking in front of you when out on the lead, the key is how the dog is walking (also think about a musher and sled-dog team and the control that he/she has at the back of the sled).

Walking on the lead…
Your dog should not be pulling on the lead (thus trying to get you go in the direction. [Read More…]

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