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February 12, 2018

Interdog and Aggression to Humans

Aggression Against Humans and Other Dogs Aggression I think it is prudent to point out that aggression is rarely cured by just training. Training classes are fine for obedience, but...
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February 9, 2018

Killing Our Dogs With Kindness

  Are Our Positive Only Dog Behaviourists and Trainers Killing with Kindness  Without going into too much detail, most behavioural work, and some obedience training falls under the heading of operant conditioning. In operant...
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January 28, 2018

Cocker Rage Syndrome

Cocker Rage - Fact or Fiction We have all heard of it but how many actually understand what is euphemistically known as Cocker Rage? The term "rage syndrome" was originally...
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January 25, 2018

Possession Aggression – Resource Guarding

Resource Guarding   Canine Possession Aggression.Object Guarding: This is the act of aggressively protecting objects such as toys, pigs ears, rawhide chews and other treasures It can also be the dog's...
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January 13, 2018

Common German Shepherd Behavioural Problems and Personality Traits

Common German Shepherd Behavioural Problems and Personality Traits Over the years working as a dog trainer, I’ve probably worked with as many German shepherd dogs as any other breed. Most...
Puppy Training
January 13, 2018

Watch Out For The Professional Puppy Scams

Watch Out For Puppy Scams, Even From What Appears To Be Bona Fide Breeders. I recently visited a client who had bought a pedigree puppy Labrador from a well known gundog...
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January 7, 2018

Vitally Important Legislation Changes for All Dog Owners

Important Changes to the Dangerous Dogs Act From 13th May 2014 Important New Legislation There is a very serious change to the law regarding dogs. It can affect all dog owners, or the person…

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January 7, 2018

Is Bakers and Pedigree Dog Food fit for Purpose?

Is Bakers and Pedigree Dog Food Fit For Purpose? You Decide Bakers and Pedigree Complete Dog Food Are These Top Selling Brands Really Bad? Behavioural Problems: As a dog behaviourist I…

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January 7, 2018

Fight Flight Response in Dogs!

Understanding the Dog Fight or Flight Response   What is Dog Fight or Flight Response?   Dogfight or flight response, you may wonder what it means. No, it doesn’t mean…

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January 6, 2018

Is it Right To Neuter!!

Are There Behavior Changes When Dogs Are Spayed or Neutered?   Spaying or neutering dogs can cause unexpected and unwanted behavior changes.   According to two large sample investigations, there…

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January 6, 2018

Nervous Owner = Nervous Pet

Nervous Dog? Your Behavior Might Be the Cause What makes a dog nervous? Some dogs are very anxious and nervous, to begin with, while others are nervous due to their…

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January 5, 2018

Fight Flight Response in Dogs!

Understanding the Dog Fight or Flight Response   What is Dog Fight or Flight Response?   Dogfight or flight response, you may wonder what it means. No, it doesn’t mean…

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January 3, 2018

Research Paper – Controversy Raw Diet vs. Kibble Diet

Research Paper – Controversy Raw Diet vs. Kibble Diet Jody Freeland ANS3005CanineNutrition Spring 2017 American College of Applied Science Content Abstract The Dog is a Wolf The Pet Food Industry…

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November 8, 2017

Five Ways to Mentally Stimulate Your Dog When You Go Out

We all know the feelings of guilt and concern when we leave our dogs alone at home but most dogs are perfectly content to be on their own for a…

boundary training Dog Training
November 1, 2017

Why Setting Boundaries Creates a Healthy Relationship With Your Dog

Many of my clients initially approach me with the same problem – their dog has no awareness of boundaries. While it can be tempting to allow your pup to sit…

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October 28, 2017

Stopping Unwanted Dog Behaviour

5 Important concepts to stopping any unwanted dog behaviour! Control your environment You can’t train a dog when they are out of control. Sounds obvious and yet this is one of…

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October 25, 2017

Your Pet and Fireworks

If you’re a dog owner, you’ll know that dogs and fireworks just don’t mix. Bonfire Night and fireworks season no longer mean fun-filled evenings of sparklers and toffee apples. Instead, with…

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September 1, 2017

‘Welcome to Our World’ – the Why, When and How of Socialising Puppies

Often misunderstood and even neglected, introducing your puppy to a wide variety of people, other animals, places, activities and noises is a vital element of raising a dog. Here is...
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August 11, 2017

How to Relax a Dog with Mental Stimulation

Dog Training can help tire and relax your dog. There is a good chance that you have heard the old saying about tired dogs being good dogs at some point...
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August 3, 2017

The Difference Between a Dog Trainer and a Dog Behaviourist

Many people believe that every problem they have with their dog can be solved by consulting a dog trainer. Some issues, however, are better dealt with by a dog behaviourist....
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July 18, 2017

Positive Reward Training

In Dog Training, the debate of Old School Training vs. Positive Reward Training has been going on for some time now. While both methods are effective - dogs are after...
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June 23, 2017

How Dogs React to Stress

One trait that we commonly see in dog behaviourist work is stress. Stress and anxiety are far more common in dogs than you may imagine. Just like human beings, dogs...
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June 16, 2017

How to use a Clicker for Dog Training

How To Use a Clicker for Dog Training When is Clicker Training most useful for dog training? Clicker training is extremely useful for teaching new behaviours and refining known behaviours....
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June 14, 2017

Top Tips for Correcting Your Dog’s Inappropriate Chewing Behaviour

Excessive chewing is a commonly experienced problem for dog owners. Unless corrected by a dog behaviourist, this kind of inappropriate dog behaviour can cause wide-scale destruction of personal belongings, erode...
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June 10, 2017

Clicker Training Made Easy: Here Are Eleven Tips for Getting Started

Dog Training Tips: Clicker training made simple. For dog training, clicker training is a simple, effective and a science-based way to communicate with your dog. You can clicker train any...
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June 10, 2017

Is Dog Training Using Positive Reinforcement Best?

Positive Dog Training Is Dog Training Using Positive Reinforcement Best? It was only 10-15 years ago when virtually all dog training was accomplished through the use of force and hard...
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June 10, 2017

Why Mentally Stimulating Your Dog is Important

Dog Training Tips - Mental stimulation works! Why Mental Stimulation is Important Dog Training For Dogs Dogs need both mental and physical exercise as part of dog training to be...
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June 10, 2017

Why Is Your Dog Barking?

Ask a Dog Behaviourist - Why is My Dog Barking? Whenever I knock at new client’s door and hear very loud and frantic barking, followed by a few choice swear words...
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June 10, 2017

Are You Thinking Of Adopting A Rescue Dog?

Dog Training Tips - Thinking of Adopting a Rescue Dog? So, you are thinking about taking on a rescue dog! As a dog behaviourist experienced in dog training, I can...
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June 10, 2017

Choosing The Puppy That’s Right For You & Your Family!

Puppy Training: 10 Tips for Choosing the Right Puppy! Puppy Training Tips: Choosing The Puppy That’s Right For You & Your Family! Ten Tips for choosing a puppy 1. Decide...

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