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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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18.01.2020

Dog Behaviour. Dog Training. Adult Dog Mouthing and 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…]

Admin - 06:29:19 @ Dog 'Ownership' Helpful Tips, Reactionary Behaviour

11.01.2020

Dog Training. Dog Behaviour. Dogs Digging!

Digging -
There can be many different reasons for this type of behaviour.
Boredom, Separation Anxiety, breed inclination (although I personally have found enrichment and exercise are key here with our Border Terriers) and simple exploratory puppy play to name but a few.
However, if you do happen to catch your dog digging, you can use a “Bah!!” coupled with a clap or shake a plastic bottle with pebbles in it (down by your side) to get their attention. [Read More…]

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04.01.2020

Dog Behaviour. Why do dogs ‘fake yawn’?

The ‘fake yawn’ is one way a dogs body relieves stress.
He or she may have ‘had enough’ or is getting frustrated in a situation.
They may be highly aroused in anticipation of an event, such as, ‘’I'm waiting, waiting, for that food bowl to be put down….come on!”
It pays to look at the overall situation to gain clearer insight as to the route cause of the ‘fake’ yawn but worth then addressing, if this is a stressful situation/event requiring resolution, Selina McIntyre, Dog Behavioural Consultant & Dog Trainer, Dogs Best Friend.

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29.12.2019

Dog Behaviour. Dog Training. The effects of hot weather…

Remember, this sticky hot weather is affecting us all, including our dogs with their behaviour.
Tiredness and irritability can be seen in our beloved pets as well as you and me, as this heat really kicks in.
Listen to the signs. [Read More…]

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