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24.08.2019

Dog Behaviour. Dog Training. The ‘Critical Socialization Period’

Prepare an attempt at greatness.
The Critical Socialization Period.
The ‘Critical Socialization Period’ is the time of the pup’s life from birth to 12 weeks of age. [Read More…]

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10.08.2019

Dog Behaviour. How does this Dog Behavioural Consultant feed her dogs? Feeding for enrichment.

How does this Dog Behavioural Consultant feed her dogs?
With enrichment.
We split our dogs daily feed portion up and alternate between all of the below methods for feeding – Variety is the spice of life. [Read More…]

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20.07.2019

Dog Training. Teaching the command ‘Quiet’

Teaching the command “Quiet!”
When your dog is barking, growl a stern and guttural “Bah!”*
Then, the instant he or she IS quiet, say quiet and praise heavily. You could also reward with something high value - such as dried liver or some crumbs of cheese, both being stronger smelling, so usually more attractive to dogs.
Once the word association has been achieved, you can work on varying the length of the time, before you give your dog the treat for being quiet. [Read More…]

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28.06.2019

Dog Behaviour, Dog Training, Nipping and Mouthing by Puppies on Us Humans! - OUCH!

Nipping/Mouthing in Puppies - The ouch of the little puppy needles on human skin!

Firstly, do not play any games with your dog that involve putting your hands into his or her mouth, chasing him/her or allowing him or her 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…]

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21.06.2019

Dog Training. Getting your dog to listen to commands!

If your dog does not initially respond to a command, do not repeat the same command again and again (unless for the ‘Recall’/'Come’ or ‘Stay’). This sends the message to your four legged friend that 2-3 repetitions are what the command is made up of.
Be patient, you can say your dogs name, but then wait. Also, we can call it nagging to a dog as well ;-) Selina McIntyre, Dog Behavioural Consultant & Dog Trainer, Dogs Best Friend.

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