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Last 5 entries
- Dog Behaviour. Dog Training. Small Dogs
- Dog Behaviour. Dog Training. Who is your dog? Know and appreciate your dog.
- Dog Training. Dog Behaviour. Dogs and Cats. Dogs with a fixation on cats.
- Dog Behaviour. Dog Training. The subtleties in a dog behavioural and training situation ...
- Dog Behaviour. Dog Training. Signs your pup is developing into a well balanced dog.
- 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
- Issues with Food
- Cars/Vehicles and your Dog
- Why does my dog?
Small Dogs -
Do your small dog (and yourself) a favor and don’t ‘bubble wrap’ them.
It’s best not to pick your small dog up all the time or fear socializing them out of worry of them getting hurt. Your dog will not develop the social skills needed to be great friends with their larger counterparts. [Read More…]
Know and appreciate your dog.
It is best to know your dogs rough breed type and then appreciate all that this or these breeds bring to the table in regards to behaviour. Yes every dog is unique but genetics plays a huge part in behaviour. [Read More…]
Dogs with a fixation on cats -
You can use a deep guttural “Bah!” and clap of your hands (if able) as soon as you see your dogs behaviour modify, to when their body stiffens and their pupils dilate (go wide eyed). ‘Ranting/screaming’ at your dog or physically handling them when they are in this state will only heighten the excited energy present.
You may need to train your dog to be relatively calm on a lead first in front of cats. [Read More…]
Dog training and behaviour can be about the subtleties in a situation …
An example that can happen and be accumulative in nature, is from when you undertake the recall (the ‘Come’) after your dog has been off leash and you regularly put your dog straight back onto a short leash. This restriction can be too much of a negative for some, discouraging the recall. I would aim to have the lead fairly loose (knowing that not too far away you can bring your dog in if you like) or vary the length here. [Read More…]
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 (dog’s are naturally den-dwelling) especially when you partially cover it with a sheet in Summer or with a blanket in Winter.
- Your pup can rest and ‘be in quiet’ (are not always go, go, go or sleeping with one ear, or one eye open.)
- A vet check of your pup (possibly when you get your vaccinations) has determined no medical condition is causing undue stress on your companion that could be affecting their behaviour. [Read More…]
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