Mouthing in puppies -
Firstly, do not play any games with your dog that involve putting your hands into their mouth, chasing them or allowing them to jump all over you.
DO NOT alpha roll (forcefully rolling your pup onto their back) or scruff. This can lead to a fear of hands and so hand biting. [Read More…]
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The ‘fake yawn’ is one way a dogs body relieves stress.
He or she may have ‘had enough’ or is getting frustrated in a situation.
They may be highly aroused in anticipation of an event, such as, ‘’I’m waiting, waiting, for that food bowl to be put down….come on!”
It pays to look at the overall situation to gain clearer insight as to the route cause of the ‘fake’ yawn but worth then addressing, if this is a stressful situation/event requiring resolution, Selina McIntyre, Dog Behavioural Consultant & Dog Trainer, Dogs Best Friend.
Dog Parks —
Importantly, the dog park is not the place to socialize puppies (from an intensity and a potential disease risk perspective). Senior dogs too may find dog parks overwhelming. Pay attention to your dog’s cues about this experience. [Read More…]
How does this Dog Behavioural Consultant feed her dogs?
We split our dogs daily feed portion up and alternate between all of the below methods for feeding – variety is the spice of life. [Read More…]
As part of the noise aversion scenario, it is common for dogs to become sensitive to stimuli that forecast something else. For example, with a dog that is scared of thunder, they have been known to react to the air pressure dropping, which leads to the wind getting up, which often accompanies thunder. Most markedly, your dog may start to pace and whine when the wind increases. [Read More…]