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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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16.06.2019

Dog Behaviour, The Dog Walk

Have you ever really, taken thought about the walk from your dogs perspective?
The picture of smells, sounds, sights that may be of interest to them (obviously all the while, our senses for the most part being less developed than dogs).
What I’m really talking about is, I think sometimes owners forget that ‘the world’ is pretty interesting and more so, it is pretty interesting to a dog because they are likely to be confined away from this ‘world’ (backyard for example) the majority of the time. [Read More…]

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18.04.2019

Dog Behaviour, Dog Training, Observing your dog on the Walk…

How much do you watch your dog when he or she is on the other end of the lead? Maybe it’s the Behaviourist in me but I was thinking about it and I really do spend A LOT of time observing Trev and Lily’s behaviour at the other end of their leads and I believe this does help us.
This observation has been organically occurring - and perhaps more intensely with two dogs on two leads - the potential for ‘entanglement’ ;-)
I observe everything from where their ears are pointing - so what either dog is interested in. [Read More…]

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22.03.2019

Dog Behaviour, Dog Training, Exercise and the Small Dog

Do you have a small dog type (an adult)?
I would still recommend two twenty minute walks per day.
As well as being for exercise, the walk is enriching and stimulating for your dog, like going for the ‘hunt.’
There is more stimulation (different sights, smells etc.) when you break up the day with two walks and this also burns more energy than a single big, less intense one. [Read More…]

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22.02.2019

Dog Behaviour, Dog Training, Dogs on the Lead and Reactionary Behaviour

The dynamic of a dog to dog social interaction is perceived differently, if your dog is on the lead and other dogs are off-lead – so the off-lead dogs are accessing freedom (or vice-versa). I have witnessed many an instance, where the slightly under confident dog that is off-lead, encounters one that is on lead, then becomes a different individual altogether.
The resulting situation may be one of hostility unless you and your dog are acting relaxed. [Read More…]

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

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