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10.08.2019

Dog Behaviour. How does this Dog Behavioural Consultant feed her dogs? Feeding for enrichment.

How does this Dog Behavioural Consultant feed her dogs?
With enrichment.
We split our dogs daily feed portion up and alternate between all of the below methods for feeding – Variety is the spice of life. [Read More…]

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03.08.2019

Dog Training. Dogs Toileting Inside

Toileting Inside!
Firstly, I would suggest trying to follow a regular exercise and feeding schedule (but providing water at all times).
Also, when taking your dog out for a wee, if he or she doesn’t go within 5 minutes or so, bring them back in and confine them to a ’safe area’, then 15 minutes later take them back out to the same area. [Read More…]

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26.07.2019

Dog Behaviour. Dogs eating grass…

Grass ‘Eating’-
Firstly, it is important to observe if your dog is actually consuming the grass or just chewing on the blades.
If chewing is occuring, this can be a form of olfactory ’smelling’ in a way, the deposits on the grass - who has been here etc.

If your dog is consuming grass -
This is considered ’normal’🙂
Grass aids digestion and helps treat intestinal worms. [Read More…]

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20.07.2019

Dog Training. Teaching the command ‘Quiet’

Teaching the command “Quiet!”
When your dog is barking, growl a stern and guttural “Bah!”*
Then, the instant he or she IS quiet, say quiet and praise heavily. You could also reward with something high value - such as dried liver or some crumbs of cheese, both being stronger smelling, so usually more attractive to dogs.
Once the word association has been achieved, you can work on varying the length of the time, before you give your dog the treat for being quiet. [Read More…]

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12.07.2019

Dog Behaviour. Why does my dog ‘fake’ yawn?

Why do dogs ‘fake’ yawn?
The fake yawn is one way the dogs body relieves stress.
He or she may have ‘had enough’ or 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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dog trainer operating in the Hamilton, Waikato and Tauranga area's of New Zealand

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