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- Dogs Taking/Collecting Items
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.
For this issue, PUNISHMENT WILL MAKE THIS WORSE NOT BETTER!
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…]
Dogs steal food because -
- Food has been given to him/her when they are begging at the table and they are coming back for more.
- He or she is bored - make sure your dog is getting out and and about exercising and sufficient mental stimulation.
- You have a hungry dog. [Read More…]
Inappropriate Dog Mounting/Dog Humping -
It is important to remember that dogs do not share our views on what is anti-social behaviour. Or behaviour that is a little too friendly.
A dog mounts/humps because he or she is aroused and that does not have to be sexually aroused. [Read More…]
A smelly topic but…
Why do dogs roll in feces?
Recent studies suggest that for dogs, rolling in feces may be to help camouflage them from larger predators in more wild situations - from predators such as Mountain Lions etc.
Also, when rolling in prey feces, it may be a way to carry information about where that individual has been and what they have then found (food wise from rolling in their preys feces) Selina McIntyre, Dog Behavioural Consultant and Dog Trainer, Dogs Best Friend.
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