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Last 5 entries

11.01.2020

Dog Training. Dog Behaviour. Dogs Digging!

Digging -
There can be many different reasons for this type of behaviour.
Boredom, Separation Anxiety, breed inclination (although I personally have found enrichment and exercise are key here with our Border Terriers) and simple exploratory puppy play to name but a few.
However, if you do happen to catch your dog digging, you can use a “Bah!!” coupled with a clap or shake a plastic bottle with pebbles in it (down by your side) to get their attention. [Read More…]

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18.01.2019

Dog Training, Dog Behaviour, Chewing, Destructive Behaviour

Chewing, Destructive Behaviour -
Interestingly, it has been shown that a dog’s endorphin levels increase when chewing (the dog gets lots of feel good chemicals).
It is because of this, that you cannot try to stop your dogs chewing completely (it is too chemically rewarding - so very difficult to train out). You must instead re-direct the chewing to acceptable items (that are not too similar to unacceptable items). [Read More…]

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10.11.2018

Dog Training, Chewing, Destructive Behaviour in Dogs

Chewing, Destructive Behaviour -
Interestingly, it has been shown that a dog’s endorphin levels increase when chewing (the dog gets lots of feel good chemicals).
It is because of this, that you cannot try to stop your dogs chewing completely (it is too chemically rewarding - so very difficult to train out). You must instead re-direct the chewing to acceptable items (that are not too similar to unacceptable items). [Read More…]

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28.11.2016

Separation Anxiety and your dog at home with another dog

Did you know that though less likely, your dog can still have Separation Anxiety if at home with another dog?
It’s all about pack rank.
Separation Anxiety is about your dog missing his or her ‘babies’ not you as ‘Mum’ or ‘Dad’ as you may have believed…

Focus on your leadership first.

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