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Last 5 entries

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

09.05.2020

Dog Behaviour. Dog Training. What are your treats rewarding?

Use treats to encourage the alternate behaviours you want. It’s all about timing. If you are giving your dog treats while your dog is being ‘reactive’(growling, barking etc.) in an attempt to distract or ‘create a positive association’ with the people or animals your dog is reacting to, or jumping up on, you may in fact be rewarding and encouraging that reactionary behaviour.

Instead, try to work below thresholds/distances of ‘reaction’ (the aim is for these to decrease over time) and only reward immediately AFTER your dog has behaved in a more positive way, Selina McIntyre, Dog Behavioural Consultant & Dog Trainer, Dogs Best Friend.

Admin - 07:55:20 @ Puppies, Guy Fawkes and similar stressors for dogs, 'Walking the Dog' and all associated..., General Training, Reactionary Behaviour, Visitors and your Dog, Cars/Vehicles and your Dog

21.12.2019

Dog Training. Dog Behaviour. Dogs jumping up on people!

Dogs Jumping Up -
Always give your dog the opportunity to ‘Do Good’ and ask for a ‘Sit’.
Do not raise your voice or move your arms as both will stimulate your dog more.
Instead, have visitors fold their arms and turn around away from him/her. [Read More…]

Admin - 05:19:59 @ Puppies, Dog 'Ownership' Helpful Tips, 'Tis the Season', Visitors and your Dog | Add a comment

14.12.2019

Dog Behaviour. ‘Dogs peeing when greeting visitors’

With visitors coming and going at this time of year I thought it might be helpful to discuss
‘Dogs 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 THIS WORSE NOT BETTER!
Excitement Urination - It’s like, ‘I’m so excited I peed my pants!’
Excitement urination is seen particularly in young dogs who haven’t developed their muscle control, so gets better over time. [Read More…]

Admin - 11:45:09 @ Puppies, Embarrassing antics our dogs get up to..., 'Tis the Season', Visitors and your Dog, Why does my dog? | 2 comments

14.09.2019

Dog Behaviour. Dog Training. Whining…

Whining can be occurring because of -
- Attention Seeking (To get treats, toys etc. from you)
- Excitement - When your dog is greeting you
- Appeasement (wanting to pacify or avoid conflict).
The dogs tail will be often tucked in under their body, which is lowered, with their head down also and eyes averted. [Read More…]

Admin - 12:31:40 @ Puppies, Guy Fawkes and similar stressors for dogs, Separation Anxiety, Stress in Dogs, Visitors and your Dog, Vocalization, Why does my dog? | Add a comment

 

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