FlatPress My FlatPress blog FlatPress Admin 2019 2019-12-12T22:05:43+00:00 Admin ~/ Dog Behaviour. The Christmas Rush! Stress in Dogs. ~/?x=entry:entry191208-170200 2019-12-08T17:02:00+00:00 2019-12-08T17:02:00+00:00

Tis’ the Season! This can be quite a stressful time of year for your beloved dogs as well as yourselves.
There can be extra people in your home, with guests visiting (and possibly the shrill coming from ‘little people’), lots of exciting wrapping paper mountains, flashing lights and just in general a lot more ‘buzz’ around. [Read More…]

Dog Behaviour. How does this Dog Behavioural Consultant & Dog Trainer feed her dogs? ~/?x=entry:entry191130-080945 2019-11-30T08:09:45+00:00 2019-11-30T08:09:45+00:00

We feed with enrichment.
Splitting Lily and Trev’s daily feed portions up and alternating between all of the methods below for feeding – variety is the spice of life!

• Placing biscuits in a maze like dish to be pushed and licked out (ours is a Trixie feeder but other brands are available). [Read More…]

Dog Behaviour. Children and dogs the importance of the right information... ~/?x=entry:entry191123-055447 2019-11-23T05:54:47+00:00 2019-11-23T05:54:47+00:00

Many children I come across in my school visits, say a friendly dog has a wagging tail but a tail wag does not always mean a friendly dog…
When a dogs tail is wagging up ’stiff like a board’ (almost ‘ping ping ping’) instead of ‘flowing like a wave’, this is not a good, friendly sign!
Education is key (I offer free dog safety & education talks to schools within my business area)
Selina McIntyre, Dog Behavioural Consultant & Dog Trainer, Dogs Best Friend.

Dog Behaviour. Social dynamics between dogs when one dog is on lead and the other is off... ~/?x=entry:entry191116-093850 2019-11-16T09:38:50+00:00 2019-11-16T09:38:50+00:00

The dynamic of a dog to dog social interaction is perceived differently, if your dog is on the lead and other dogs are off-lead – so the off-lead dogs are accessing freedom. I have witnessed many an instance where the more ’slightly lacking in confidence’ dog, off-lead, encounters one that is on lead, then becomes a different individual altogether.
The resulting reaction may be one of hostility unless you and your dog are acting relaxed. [Read More…]

Dog Training tips, the good and the not so good...Training the 'Sit'. Resource Guarding. ~/?x=entry:entry191109-082142 2019-11-09T08:21:42+00:00 2019-11-09T08:21:42+00:00

There are good and not as good ways of doing things right.
Some examples I can think of in the dog training world that are happening right now include -
Teaching the ‘Sit’ by applying pressure around/on the rear end of your dog, whilst saying “Sit”.
You do not need nor should physically touch your dog, to train a sit in my opinion as 1. [Read More…]