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    05.10.2019

    Dog Behaviour. Dog Training. Dog Chasing!

    Oh the chase!
    With cars -
    It can be unfortunate that cars ‘run away’ swiftly and allow the perfect chance for a good fast chase for your dog!

    Chasing can become quite the obsession - think cats, fixation on torch lights etc. [Read More…]

    Admin - 10:46:30 @ Preventing 'Fixation'/'Obsession', With Cats..., The problem with gadgets in effective dog training, Cars/Vehicles and your Dog | Add a comment

    21.09.2019

    Dog Training. Dog Behaviour. Dogs stealing food from the table/counter top

    Dogs steal food because -
    - Food has been given to him/her when they are begging at the table and they are coming back for more.
    - He or she is bored - make sure your dog is getting out and and about exercising and sufficient mental stimulation.
    - You have a hungry dog. [Read More…]

    Admin - 08:39:28 @ The problem with gadgets in effective dog training, Embarrassing antics our dogs get up to..., 'Tis the Season', Why does my dog?, Dogs Taking/Collecting Items | Add a comment

    13.11.2017

    Dog Training, ‘Quick Fixes’, ‘Electric Shock’ Collars

    Wanting a quick fix? At this time of year, leading up to Christmas break, I am hearing a lot of talk around so called ‘Quick fixes’.
    Electric Shock Collars in particular are being mentioned. [Read More…]

    Admin - 05:36:16 @ Dog 'Ownership' Helpful Tips, The problem with gadgets in effective dog training | 1 comment

    28.11.2016

    Dog Training. Dog Behaviour. Aversive Collars in Dog Training

    One problem with aversive collars (Shock, Choke, Citronella Spray)
    I have found over the years in this Consultancy is that it can be a very easy and speedy process for a dog to develop and learn a negative association with the creature (human or other) or object, present when the gadget (of particular effect Shock Collars) is used.
    Then, a negative reaction is almost ‘flagged’ for that inadvertent person or object and extensive retraining to build a more ‘normal’ or neutral response again may have to be undertaken.
    I would rather get to the bottom of your situation, for long term change,
    Selina McIntyre, Dog Behavioural Consultant & Dog Trainer, Dogs Best Friend.

    Admin - 18:48:05 @ With Cats..., The problem with gadgets in effective dog training, Reactionary Behaviour | 1 comment