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Last 5 entries

15.10.2020

Dog Training. Dog Behaviour. Dogs with a fixation on cats.

Dogs with a fixation on cats -
Use a deep guttural “Bah!” and clap of hands (if able) as soon as you see your dogs behaviour modify, to when their body stiffens and their pupils dilate (wide eyed). ‘Ranting/screaming’ at your dog or physically handling them when they are in this state will only heighten the excited energy present.
You may need to train your dog to be relatively calm on a lead first in front of cats. [Read More…]

Admin - 20:00:02 @ With Cats...

10.10.2020

Dog Training. Dog Behaviour. Your dog being friends with every dog they meet?

With more dogs being out and about in this Spring weather, I thought I’d just say, “Your dog does not need to be a ‘Social Butterfly.’”
We/Society seem to expect our dogs to be ’sociable’                 
with all other dogs but you can simply smile at the other owner and walk on by 🙂
Do you yourself stop and shake hands with everyone you meet on the street?
Selina McIntyre, Dog Behavioural Consultant, Dogs Best Friend.

Admin - 07:03:02 @ Dog 'Ownership' Helpful Tips

03.10.2020

Dog Behaviour. Dog Training. The safety of children around dogs.

Here is some useful advice in regards to children and dogs interacting.
- Children are more likely to be attacked by a dog they know. Supervision is key, do not be complacent, dogs are not fluffy babysitters. [Read More…]

Admin - 08:12:24 @ Safety Around Dogs, Reactionary Behaviour, Visitors and your Dog

26.09.2020

Dog Training. Dog Behaviour. Mouthing and Nipping in Puppies!

Mouthing in puppies -
Firstly, do not play any games with your dog that involve putting your hands into their mouth, chasing them or allowing them to jump all over you.
DO NOT alpha roll (forcefully rolling your pup onto their back) or scruff. This can lead to a fear of hands and so hand biting. [Read More…]

Admin - 10:18:19 @ Puppies

19.09.2020

Dog Behaviour. Dogs performing the ‘fake’ yawn.

The ‘fake yawn’ is one way a dogs body relieves stress.
He or she may have ‘had enough’ or is getting frustrated in a situation.
They may be highly aroused in anticipation of an event, such as, ‘’I’m waiting, waiting, for that food bowl to be put down….come on!”
It pays to look at the overall situation to gain clearer insight as to the route cause of the ‘fake’ yawn but worth then addressing, if this is a stressful situation/event requiring resolution, Selina McIntyre, Dog Behavioural Consultant & Dog Trainer, Dogs Best Friend.

Admin - 12:05:47 @ Stress in Dogs, Why does my dog?

 

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dog trainer operating in the Hamilton, Waikato and Tauranga area's of New Zealand

dog behaviourist / dog behaviour specialist