FlatPress My FlatPress blog FlatPress Admin 2021 2021-01-18T14:28:05+00:00 Admin ~/ Dog Behaviour. Dog Training. Your dog's fear seeming to come out of nowhere? Fear Impact Periods. ~/?x=entry:entry210116-205303 2021-01-16T20:53:03+00:00 2021-01-16T20:53:03+00:00

Did your young dogs fear seem to come out of nowhere? Let’s talk ‘Fear Impact Periods’…
Fear Impact Periods -
In general, the more independence a dog achieves with maturity, the more cautious they become about the unfamiliar. During these distinct periods, dogs may become fearful of situations they once appeared to be accepting of, finding things more threatening. [Read More…]

Dog Training. Dog Behaviour. Dog's Nipping and Mouthing. ~/?x=entry:entry210109-083558 2021-01-09T08:35:58+00:00 2021-01-09T08:35:58+00:00

Firstly, do not play any games with your dog that involve putting your hands into their mouth, chasing them, or allowing them to jump all over you.
Never alpha roll (forcefully rolling your dog onto their back) or scruff, as these can lead to a fear of hands and so hand biting.
If your dog is being mouthy, start with a stern “Bah!!” vocalization and get up and walk away. [Read More…]

Dog Behaviour. Dog Training. Dog Parks and Dog Off-Lead Area's ~/?x=entry:entry210102-142817 2021-01-02T14:28:17+00:00 2021-01-02T14:28:17+00:00

Dog Parks and Off Lead Area’s —
Importantly, the dog park is not the place to socialize puppies  (from the perspective of intensity and a potential disease risk for your pup). Senior dogs too, may find dog parks overwhelming. Pay attention to your dog’s cues about this experience. [Read More…]

Dog Behaviour. Dog Training. Dog Safety. Knowledge of dog behaviour for children. ~/?x=entry:entry201226-103305 2020-12-26T10:33:05+00:00 2020-12-26T10:33:05+00:00

With more children interacting with dogs over the holiday period -
Many children I come across in my school visits, say a friendly dog has a wagging tail but a tail wag does not always mean a friendly dog …
The dog may have their tail tucked down low and wagging, they are a bit scared. Or when a dog’s tail is wagging up ’stiff like a board’ (almost ‘ping ping ping’) instead of ‘flowing like a wave,’ this is not a good, friendly sign!
Education is key (I offer free dog safety & education talks to schools within my business area) Selina McIntyre, Dog Behavioural Consultant & Dog Trainer, Dogs Best Friend.

Dog Behaviour. Dog Training. The Christmas Rush! ~/?x=entry:entry201219-074103 2020-12-19T07:41:03+00:00 2020-12-19T07:41:03+00:00

Tis’ the Season!
Christmas can be quite a stressful time of year for your beloved dogs as well .
There can be extra people in your home with guests visiting (and possibly the shrill coming from ‘little people’) lots of exciting wrapping paper mountains, flashing lights and in general a lot more ‘buzz’ around. [Read More…]