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19.10.2019

Dog Training. Dog Behaviour. The subtleties in a situation..

Dog training and behaviour can be about the subtleties in a situation…
An example that can happen and be accumulative in nature, is from when you undertake the recall (The ‘Come’) after your dog has been off leash and you regularly put your dog straight back onto a short leash/lead. This restriction can be too much of a negative for some, discouraging the recall. [Read More…]

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12.10.2019

Dog Behaviour. Dog Training. Guy Fawkes and Fear of Noises, Part One.

Ask for ‘tricks’ to be performed at this ’stressful’ time. Shower your dog with praise and affection and some treats if the ‘trick’ is worthy when performed. The ‘trick’ is what you are praising for, not any reaction. [Read More…]

Admin - 08:09:33 @ Puppies, Guy Fawkes and similar stressors for dogs, Dog 'Ownership' Helpful Tips, Stress in Dogs, 'Tis the Season' | Add a comment

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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31.08.2019

Dog Training. Dog Behaviour. I have not taught our dogs to ‘heel’…and ‘How to stop pulling on the lead.’

I have not taught our dog’s Trev and Lily to ‘heel.’
So, walking on the lead…
I have no issue at all with a dog walking in front of you when out on the lead/leash.
They simply should not be pulling on that lead (thus trying to get you to go in the direction they want to go *), the lead should be fairly loose. [Read More…]

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