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08.07.2020

Dog Training. What’s your tone?

Whats your tone?
It may seem obvious but it must be remembered, it’s called a ‘Command’ not a ‘Request’…
Also, something to think about, do you change the tone of your ‘Command’ when giving it in ‘Public’ or in front of certain family members etc. This can effect your dogs response…
Selina McIntyre, Dog Behavioural Consultant & Dog Trainer, Dogs Best Friend.

Admin - 05:37:37 @ 'Obedience' Type Command Instruction

Dog Training. Accidentally training the opposite. The importance of timing.

Did you know many dog owners inadvertently train the opposite of what they want their dog to do?
It all comes down to timing.
An example of this is the ‘Off,’ for ‘Off the furniture.’
Be aware of how you give the command for off the furniture. [Read More…]

Admin - 05:11:45 @ General Training, 'Obedience' Type Command Instruction

20.06.2020

Dog Behaviour. Walking your dog, your dogs perspective.

Dogs getting walked less after lock down?
Have you ever really, taken thought about the walk from your dogs perspective?
The picture of smells, sounds and sights that may be of interest to them (obviously all the while, our senses for the most part being less developed than dogs). [Read More…]

Admin - 08:54:53 @ 'Walking the Dog' and all associated...

13.06.2020

Dog Training. Dog Behaviour. Dogs Chasing Bikes!

Dogs chasing bikes —
If you’re having an issue with this, I would keep your dog on the lead as you cannot predict when a cyclist is going to come along.
Ensure you have a great recall on the lead as well as the ‘Watch’. Get your dog’s attention with the ‘Watch,’ then get them to come back to you here. [Read More…]

Admin - 09:23:40 @ 'Walking the Dog' and all associated..., Reactionary Behaviour, Cars/Vehicles and your Dog

06.06.2020

Dog Behaviour. Dog Training. Young dogs fear out of nowhere? Fear Impact Periods.

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…]

Admin - 08:38:55 @ Puppies, Dog 'Ownership' Helpful Tips, Reactionary Behaviour, Strangers

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