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Dog Behaviour. Dog Training. 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…]

Admin - 06:30:29 @ Puppies, Guy Fawkes and similar stressors for dogs, Dog 'Ownership' Helpful Tips


Dog Behaviour. Tension and Anxiety. Covid 19.

Your dog feeds off your emotions and intent in situations. As well and quite logically, your dogs behaviour affects you. Be it through the frustration at chewed up new sunglasses or perhaps sadness and anxiety when they too are exhibiting these behaviours. [Read More…]

Admin - 06:26:54 @ Dog 'Ownership' Helpful Tips, Stress in Dogs


Dog Training. Dog Behaviour. All that it means to be consistent…

Consistency -
Quite simply and perhaps obviously (or maybe not so obviously?) dogs brains do not think like ours.
Is your family all using the same word for a command?
If Mum is saying ‘Bella* come!’and Dad is saying ‘Here!’ This can be a confusing situation for your dog. [Read More…]

Admin - 07:21:51 @ Dog 'Ownership' Helpful Tips, General Training | Add a comment


Dog Behaviour. Dog Training. Socializing. The Critical Socialization Period.

The Critical Socialization Period -
This 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. for example) and different ages and races of people, waterways and other environments, electronic devices, vehicles, you name it. [Read More…]

Admin - 08:54:32 @ Puppies, Dog 'Ownership' Helpful Tips


Dog Behaviour. Dog Training. Signs your pup is developing into a well balanced dog

Signs your pup is developing into a well balanced dog
- Your pup is comfortable being contained and left alone (containment will possibly be required for at least veterinary care). The crate is not a cruel cage but a den-like environment, especially when you partially cover it with a sheet in Summer and cover it with a blanket in Winter. Dogs are den living creatures after all. [Read More…]

Admin - 06:48:01 @ Puppies, Dog 'Ownership' Helpful Tips

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