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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…]

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28.09.2019

Dog Training, Dog Behaviour. Dogs Jumping Up.

Jumping Up -
Always give your dogs 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…]

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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…]

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

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