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24.08.2019

Dog Behaviour. Dog Training. The ‘Critical Socialization Period’

Prepare an attempt at greatness.
The Critical Socialization Period.
The ‘Critical Socialization Period’ is the time of the pup’s life from birth to 12 weeks of age. [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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21.06.2019

Dog Training. Getting your dog to listen to commands!

If your dog does not initially respond to a command, do not repeat the same command again and again (unless for the ‘Recall’/'Come’ or ‘Stay’). This sends the message to your four legged friend that 2-3 repetitions are what the command is made up of.
Be patient, you can say your dogs name, but then wait. Also, we can call it nagging to a dog as well ;-) Selina McIntyre, Dog Behavioural Consultant & Dog Trainer, Dogs Best Friend.

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30.05.2019

Dog Training, Dog Behaviour, Teaching the ‘Leave’

The ‘Leave’
This is when your dog will step back from a person or object, animal etc. We use particularly around unfamiliar cats and you can use this when there is a lot of sniffing, licking etc. at greeting time. [Read More…]

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10.05.2019

Dog Training, Dog Behaviour, The Crate

The Crate -
The piece of equipment known as a ‘Crate’ is not a cruel cage. It is a hugely beneficial training tool for your pup and adult dog.
The crate provides a sense of security for all stages of life (so should not be dispensed with once your pup matures). [Read More…]

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