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23.11.2019

Dog Behaviour. Children and dogs the importance of the right information…

Many children I come across in my school visits, say a friendly dog has a wagging tail but a tail wag does not always mean a friendly dog…
When a dogs tail is wagging up ’stiff like a board’ (almost ‘ping ping ping’) instead of ‘flowing like a wave’, this is not a good, friendly sign!
Education is key (I offer free dog safety & education talks to schools within my business area)
Selina McIntyre, Dog Behavioural Consultant & Dog Trainer, Dogs Best Friend.

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07.09.2019

Dog Behaviour. Dog Training. Adult Dog Mouthing & Nipping

Adult Dog Mouthing & Nipping -
With this situation, the adult dogs in question have probably never learned to suppress this ‘antisocial’ behaviour during puppy hood.
It’s likely they haven’t been taught to be gentle or redirected to chew toys instead.
Most mouthing is normal dog behaviour. [Read More…]

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25.01.2019

Dog Behaviour, Dog Safety, Children and Dogs

With children being out and about more in the community at this time of year, below are some of Dogs Best Friend’s Dog Safety Notes to be communicated with your children.*
*I also offer free Dog Safety and Behaviour Talks to Schools in my business zone.

When choosing to interact with a dog, it is best to do so in an open rather than a confined area and as part of this it is best to not approach a dog on a lead. The dog cannot get away if he or she wants to and if they cannot ‘flee,’ they may ‘fight’ as a response to a perceived threat. [Read More…]

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28.11.2016

Safety for kids and adults around dogs

A discussion was had with me today around dog safety information. Essentially it was believed that all in the dog training/behaviour field would be advising the same approach with interaction and associated safety around dogs.
As with anything though, there are many and varied ‘tidbits’ of information out there being handed out and personally I do not feel all are responsible. [Read More…]

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

dog behaviourist / dog behaviour specialist