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09.05.2020

Dog Behaviour. Dog Training. What are your treats rewarding?

Use treats to encourage the alternate behaviours you want. It’s all about timing. If you are giving your dog treats while your dog is being ‘reactive’(growling, barking etc.) in an attempt to distract or ‘create a positive association’ with the people or animals your dog is reacting to, or jumping up on, you may in fact be rewarding and encouraging that reactionary behaviour.

Instead, try to work below thresholds/distances of ‘reaction’ (the aim is for these to decrease over time) and only reward immediately AFTER your dog has behaved in a more positive way, Selina McIntyre, Dog Behavioural Consultant & Dog Trainer, Dogs Best Friend.

Admin - 07:55:20 @ Puppies, Guy Fawkes and similar stressors for dogs, 'Walking the Dog' and all associated..., General Training, Reactionary Behaviour, Visitors and your Dog, Cars/Vehicles and your Dog

05.10.2019

Dog Behaviour. Dog Training. Dog Chasing!

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…]

Admin - 10:46:30 @ Preventing 'Fixation'/'Obsession', With Cats..., The problem with gadgets in effective dog training, Cars/Vehicles and your Dog | Add a comment

20.07.2019

Dog Training. Teaching the command ‘Quiet’

Teaching the command “Quiet!”
When your dog is barking, growl a stern and guttural “Bah!”*
Then, the instant he or she IS quiet, say quiet and praise heavily. You could also reward with something high value - such as dried liver or some crumbs of cheese, both being stronger smelling, so usually more attractive to dogs.
Once the word association has been achieved, you can work on varying the length of the time, before you give your dog the treat for being quiet. [Read More…]

Admin - 06:52:10 @ Puppies, Dog 'Ownership' Helpful Tips, General Training, 'Obedience' Type Command Instruction, 'Tis the Season', Visitors and your Dog, Cars/Vehicles and your Dog | 1 comment

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