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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…]

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

16.10.2017

Dog Training, Go Patrolling!

Walk the perimeter of your property with your dog at least on the daily…
A couple of good reasons for this…
* Even if owners had a ‘glorious looking large section’ I have found from a great number of clients that their dogs wait to go off and ‘play’, or utilize the section, until their owners get home. [Read More…]

Admin - 07:36:32 @ 'Walking the Dog' and all associated..., General Training, Vocalization | 3 comments

12.06.2017

Dog Training - What are you really rewarding? Example- Reactionary Behaviour

What are you really encouraging?
Make sure you are not inadvertently encouraging your dogs reactionary behaviour.
If you are giving your dog treats while your dog is being ‘reactive’(growling, barking etc.) in an attempt to distract or ‘create a positive association’ with the people or animals your dog is reacting to, you may in fact be rewarding and encouraging that reactionary behaviour.
Instead, only reward AFTER your has behaved in a more positive way and is ‘relatively’ calm,

Admin - 06:55:33 @ General Training, Reactionary Behaviour, Vocalization | Add a comment

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