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Dog Behaviour. Dog Training. Dog Safety. Knowledge of dog behaviour for children.

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.

Admin - 10:33:05 @ Safety Around Dogs, Reactionary Behaviour, 'Tis the Season'


Dog Behaviour. Dog Training. The Christmas Rush!

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…]

Admin - 07:41:03 @ Dog 'Ownership' Helpful Tips, 'Tis the Season'


Dog Behaviour. Signs of Stress in Dogs. Christmas Stress.

There is a lot of stress around at the moment and this can be affecting your dog also.
Signs of Stress in Dogs -
There are many different signs that your dog can be showing that he or she are a bit stressed. *Importantly, when checking through the list below, it is still about the big picture and that it is always advisable to undertake a thorough Veterinary examination to rule out an medical issue. [Read More…]

Admin - 06:04:31 @ Dog 'Ownership' Helpful Tips, 'Tis the Season' | Add a comment


Dog Behaviour. Dog Training. Noise Aversion/Fear of Noises

As part of the noise aversion scenario, it is common for dogs to become sensitive to stimuli that forecast something else. For example, with a dog that is scared of thunder, they have been known to react to the air pressure dropping, which leads to the wind getting up, which often accompanies thunder. Most markedly, your dog may start to pace and whine when the wind increases. [Read More…]

Admin - 11:37:48 @ Guy Fawkes and similar stressors for dogs, Stress in Dogs, 'Tis the Season'


Dog Behaviour. ‘Dogs peeing when greeting visitors’

With visitors coming and going at this time of year I thought it might be helpful to discuss
‘Dogs weeing when greeting visitors…’
Yes yes this may be a tad embarrassing for you the owner but
this can be Submissive or Excitement Urination.
Excitement Urination - It’s like, ‘I’m so excited I peed my pants!’
Excitement urination is seen particularly in young dogs who haven’t developed their muscle control, so gets better over time. [Read More…]

Admin - 11:45:09 @ Puppies, Embarrassing antics our dogs get up to..., 'Tis the Season', Visitors and your Dog, Why does my dog? | 2 comments


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dog trainer operating in the Hamilton, Waikato and Tauranga area's of New Zealand

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