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Dog Behavioural & Training Blog/Tips
- Leadership and Dominance in Dog Training
- Guy Fawkes and similar stressors for dogs
- Separation Anxiety
- 'Walking the Dog' and all associated...
- Dog 'Ownership' Helpful Tips
- Preventing 'Fixation'/'Obsession'
- With Cats...
- General Training
- 'Obedience' Type Command Instruction
- Safety Around Dogs
- A Good Dog Behavioural Consultant/Dog Behaviourist
- Entertainment for your dog
- The problem with gadgets in effective dog training
- Stress in Dogs
- Reactionary Behaviour
- Embarrassing antics our dogs get up to...
- 'Tis the Season'
- Visitors and your Dog
- Cars/Vehicles and your Dog
- Why does my dog?
- Dogs Taking/Collecting Items
Oh the chase!
With cars -
It can be unfortunate that cars ‘run away’ swiftly and allow the perfect chance for a good fast chase for your dog!
Chasing can become quite the obsession - think cats, fixation on torch lights etc. [Read More…]
Dogs steal food because -
- Food has been given to him/her when they are begging at the table and they are coming back for more.
- He or she is bored - make sure your dog is getting out and and about exercising and sufficient mental stimulation.
- You have a hungry dog. [Read More…]
Wanting a quick fix? At this time of year, leading up to Christmas break, I am hearing a lot of talk around so called ‘Quick fixes’.
Electric Shock Collars in particular are being mentioned. [Read More…]
Admin - 05:36:16 @ Dog 'Ownership' Helpful Tips, The problem with gadgets in effective dog training | 1 comment
One problem with aversive collars (Shock, Choke, Citronella Spray)
I have found over the years in this Consultancy is that it can be a very easy and speedy process for a dog to develop and learn a negative association with the creature (human or other) or object, present when the gadget (of particular effect Shock Collars) is used.
Then, a negative reaction is almost ‘flagged’ for that inadvertent person or object and extensive retraining to build a more ‘normal’ or neutral response again may have to be undertaken.
I would rather get to the bottom of your situation, for long term change,
Selina McIntyre, Dog Behavioural Consultant & Dog Trainer, Dogs Best Friend.
Admin - 18:48:05 @ With Cats..., The problem with gadgets in effective dog training, Reactionary Behaviour | 1 comment
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dog behaviourist / dog behaviour specialist