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25.07.2020

Dog Behaviour. Dog Training. Accidentally cuing/signaling for a negative behaviour from your dog.

Watch out for cuing/signalling for a negative response in your dog …
Try not to tighten and tense up your dogs lead when you spot another dog in the distance (this also applies to spotting other animals or people) and usually a road crossing is not needing when discovering them either ;-) These actions only perpetuate the signals to your dog, that yes indeed, there must be something off with that ‘creature’ if we are to ‘react’ this way.
Another, slightly different way to look at cuing is -
When you put your dog back on their lead after a recall, try if you can, to leave the lead long enough for slack. If you have the lead too short and tight each time after you get your dog back in, a negative association can form with coming back to you and being put on the lead - your dog has lost all that freedom, Selina McIntyre, Dog Behavioural Consultant & Dog Trainer, Dogs Best Friend.

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11.07.2020

Dog Training. The very useful ‘Leave’ command

The super useful ‘Leave’
This can be used for stopping your dog picking up objects or around cats… really anything you want your dog to move away from (Trev, one of our dogs, is always using his nose and not always finding the most acceptable things for us humans).
‘The Leave’
Keep hold of an especially favorable treat (or super interesting toy that you could be squeaking!!) in your hand and wait for your dog to lose interest - which they will eventually. [Read More…]

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25.01.2020

Dog Training. Dog Behaviour. Dogs and Cats. Fixation.

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 ( they get wide eyes). ‘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…]

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05.10.2019

Dog Behaviour. Dog Training. Dog Chasing!

Oh the chase!
With cars -
It can be unfortunate that cars ‘run away’ swiftly and allow the perfect chance for a good fast chase for your dog!

Chasing can become quite the obsession - think cats, fixation on torch lights etc. [Read More…]

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16.11.2018

Dog behaviour, how much do you watch your dog when he or she is on the other end of the lead?

Maybe it’s the Behaviourist in me but I was thinking about it and I really do spend A LOT of time observing Lily and Trev’s behaviours at the other end of the leads and I believe this does help us.
This observation has been organically occurring, I observe their interaction with each other of course but also, everything from where their ears are pointing - so what they are interested in of the world. How tense/relaxed each body is, how high each dog is walking -’interest in factor’- and so on. [Read More…]

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