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    Dog Training. Dog Behaviour. Dogs jumping up on people!

    Dogs Jumping Up -
    Always give your dog the opportunity to ‘Do Good’ and ask for a ‘Sit’.
    Do not raise your voice or move your arms as both will stimulate your dog more.
    Instead, have visitors fold their arms and turn around away from him/her. [Read More…]

    Admin - 05:19:59 @ Puppies, Dog 'Ownership' Helpful Tips, 'Tis the Season', Visitors and your Dog | Add a comment


    Dog Behaviour. ‘Dogs peeing when greeting visitors’

    With visitors coming and going at this time of year I thought it might be helpful to discuss
    ‘Dogs weeing when greeting visitors…’
    Yes yes this may be a tad embarrassing for you the owner but
    this can be Submissive or Excitement Urination.
    Excitement Urination - It’s like, ‘I’m so excited I peed my pants!’
    Excitement urination is seen particularly in young dogs who haven’t developed their muscle control, so gets better over time. [Read More…]

    Admin - 11:45:09 @ Puppies, Embarrassing antics our dogs get up to..., 'Tis the Season', Visitors and your Dog, Why does my dog? | 1 comment


    Dog Behaviour. The Christmas Rush! Stress in Dogs.

    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…]

    Admin - 17:02:00 @ Dog 'Ownership' Helpful Tips, Stress in Dogs, 'Tis the Season' | Add a comment


    Dog Behaviour. Children and dogs the importance of the right information…

    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.

    Admin - 05:54:47 @ Safety Around Dogs, Reactionary Behaviour, 'Tis the Season' | Add a comment


    Dog Behaviour. Dog Training. Fear of Noises & Guy Fawkes Part Two.

    Fear of Noises, Guy Fawkes Prep. Part Two -
    - You must be the strong one.
    Don’t act worried about the loud bangs and squeals outside for your dog and don’t cuddle or coddle them as this can inadvertently be seen as praise for their fearful behaviour. [Read More…]

    Admin - 08:03:41 @ Puppies, Guy Fawkes and similar stressors for dogs, Dog 'Ownership' Helpful Tips, Stress in Dogs, 'Tis the Season' | Add a comment