Practical, Positive, Natural -  Dogs Best Friend.    


 


Dog Behavioural & Training Blog/Tips

Full list of entries on 'Full Website'

 

 



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…]

Admin - 14:17:00 @ Puppies, General Training, 'Tis the Season', Visitors and your Dog | Add a comment

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

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…]

Admin - 06:52:10 @ Puppies, Dog 'Ownership' Helpful Tips, General Training, 'Obedience' Type Command Instruction, 'Tis the Season', Visitors and your Dog, Cars/Vehicles and your Dog | Add a comment

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…]

Admin - 13:58:28 @ Puppies, Visitors and your Dog | Add a comment

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…]

Admin - 04:54:44 @ Puppies, Guy Fawkes and similar stressors for dogs, Separation Anxiety, Stress in Dogs, Aggression, 'Tis the Season', Visitors and your Dog | Add a comment

© Dogs Best Friend Limited 2019. 



dog training

puppy training

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

dog behaviourist / dog behaviour specialist