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28.03.2020

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

07.03.2020

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

29.02.2020

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

01.02.2020

Dog Behaviour. Dog Training. ‘Treat every experience as unique…’

Treat every experience as unique.
For example, if your dog has in any realm of the past (very recently or quite a while ago ‘had quite a nasty encounter with…’ then owners can form the impression from that encounter (sometimes with the very next dog and owner combo they meet) that interacting with dogs (or dogs that look similar to that ‘nasty one’) too close has got to be ‘negative’ and avoided.
The owner is in a heightened state, tense and on the defensive. [Read More…]

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11.01.2020

Dog Training. Dog Behaviour. Dogs Digging!

Digging -
There can be many different reasons for this type of behaviour.
Boredom, Separation Anxiety, breed inclination (although I personally have found enrichment and exercise are key here with our Border Terriers) and simple exploratory puppy play to name but a few.
However, if you do happen to catch your dog digging, you can use a “Bah!!” coupled with a clap or shake a plastic bottle with pebbles in it (down by your side) to get their attention. [Read More…]

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