Your pack includes all dogs residing and interacting on the property (for example a flatting situation and dogs are interacting this way).
There is the potential for problems if there are different rules and boundaries for one dog - they may be allowed inside for example and another is not.
You can have a real impact on the social dynamic of the entire pack, with how you are interacting with all individually, Selina McIntyre, Dog Behavioural Consultant & Dog Trainer, Dogs Best Friend.
Admin - 07:39:12 @ Dog 'Ownership' Helpful Tips
Stop the Press! Your dog does not have to be ‘friends’ with every dog or person they meet on a walk.
Think of it this way, do you stop and chat to everybody you meet as you walk down the street, I think not. [Read More…]
Admin - 06:43:23 @ Dog 'Ownership' Helpful Tips
Did your young dogs fear seem to come out of nowhere? Let’s talk ‘Fear Impact Periods’…
Fear Impact Periods -
In general, the more independence a dog achieves with maturity, the more cautious they become about the unfamiliar. [Read More…]
A sign that a dog is antisocial about other dogs, is that he or she is uncomfortable about being sniffed at their rear end.
Think of the refusal of the rear sniff as the equivalent of the snub of the hand shake in human interaction - it’s quite a big deal!
Selina McIntyre, Dog Behavioural Consultant & Dog Trainer, Dogs Best Friend.
The Critical Socialization Period -
I have a few puppy clients coming up and with us being able to do more in the world with level two, I thought I’d talk about this very important time.
The Critical Socialization Period is the first 16 weeks of your pup’s life.
This is when the foundation associations are made with his or her world, when your dog’s ideally have nothing but positive experiences with as many different stimuli as possible with everything from animals to noises (here your dog can experience fireworks early in the form of noises on an App. [Read More…]