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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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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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11.01.2019

Dog Behaviour, Dog Training, Hot Weather Effects…

Remember, this stinking hot weather is affecting us all, including our dogs with their behaviour.
Tiredness and irritability can be seen in our beloved pets as well as you and me, as this heat really kicks in.
Listen to the signs. [Read More…]

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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

14.12.2018

Dog Behaviour, ‘The Christmas Crazies/Christmas Rush’

This time of year can be quite a stressful one for your beloved dogs as well as yourselves. There can be extra people in the house with guests visiting (and possibly the shrill coming from ‘little people’), lots of exciting wrapping paper mountains, flashing lights and just in general a lot more ‘buzz’ around. We humans refer to it as ‘the Christmas Rush’. [Read More…]

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