FlatPress My FlatPress blog FlatPress Admin 2020 2020-04-05T10:01:24+00:00 Admin ~/ Dog Behaviour. Dog Training. Covid 19 Effects on Dog Behaviour and how you can help. ~/?x=entry:entry200404-073335 2020-04-04T07:33:35+00:00 2020-04-04T07:33:35+00:00

Although this all feels like an alternate reality for you, your dogs will also be feeling things have changed.
It is hard not to notice the increase in both people and dogs out walking in these times, exercising and seeking respite from the confines of home. I’ve learnt that some of these people don’t normally walk and for some of these dogs they don’t normally get out either (I am very pleased they are having these experiences). [Read More…]

Dog Behaviour. Dog Training. The Crate. ~/?x=entry:entry200328-063029 2020-03-28T06:30:29+00:00 2020-03-28T06:30:29+00:00

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…]

Dog Behaviour. Tension and Anxiety. Covid 19. ~/?x=entry:entry200321-062654 2020-03-21T06:26:54+00:00 2020-03-21T06:26:54+00:00

Your dog feeds off your emotions and intent in situations. As well and quite logically, your dogs behaviour affects you. Be it through the frustration at chewed up new sunglasses or perhaps sadness and anxiety when they too are exhibiting these behaviours. [Read More…]

Dog Training. Dog Behaviour. All that it means to be consistent... ~/?x=entry:entry200314-072151 2020-03-14T07:21:51+00:00 2020-03-14T07:21:51+00:00

Consistency -
Quite simply and perhaps obviously (or maybe not so obviously?) dogs brains do not think like ours.
Is your family all using the same word for a command?
If Mum is saying ‘Bella* come!’and Dad is saying ‘Here!’ This can be a confusing situation for your dog. [Read More…]

Dog Behaviour. Dog Training. Socializing. The Critical Socialization Period. ~/?x=entry:entry200307-085432 2020-03-07T08:54:32+00:00 2020-03-07T08:54:32+00:00

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…]