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  • Dog Behaviour. Dog Training. Dogs whining.
  • Dog Training. Dog Behaviour. Dogs with a fixation on cats.
  • Dog Training. Dog Behaviour. Your dog being friends with every dog they meet?
  • Dog Behaviour. Dog Training. The safety of children around dogs.
  • Dog Training. Dog Behaviour. Mouthing and Nipping in Puppies!


Dog Training. Dog Behaviour. Your dog being friends with every dog they meet?

With more dogs being out and about in this Spring weather, I thought I’d just say, “Your dog does not need to be a ‘Social Butterfly.’”
We/Society seem to expect our dogs to be ’sociable’                 
with all other dogs but you can simply smile at the other owner and walk on by 🙂
Do you yourself stop and shake hands with everyone you meet on the street?
Selina McIntyre, Dog Behavioural Consultant, Dogs Best Friend.

Admin - 07:03:02 @ Dog 'Ownership' Helpful Tips


Dog Behaviour. Dog Training. The Dog Park.

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

Admin - 14:34:28 @ Dog 'Ownership' Helpful Tips, Reactionary Behaviour

Dog Behaviour. Dog Training. How does this Dog Behavioural Consultant feed her dogs?

How does this Dog Behavioural Consultant feed her dogs?
With enrichment.
We split our dogs daily feed portion up and alternate between all of the below methods for feeding – variety is the spice of life. [Read More…]

Admin - 11:05:16 @ Dog 'Ownership' Helpful Tips, Entertainment for your dog


Dog Behaviour. Do you want dogs to like you?

 Do you want dogs to like you?

You know those people, the ones that don’t seem to give a bar about dogs but dogs fawn all over them.
There’s definitely something to it. [Read More…]

Admin - 09:19:25 @ Dog 'Ownership' Helpful Tips, Safety Around Dogs, Strangers


Dog Behaviour. How you treat one can effect the behaviour of all…Your behaviour and social dynamics

Your pack includes all dogs residing and interacting on the property (for example a flatting situation and dogs are interacting this way).
There is the potential for problems if there are different rules and boundaries for one dog - they may be allowed inside for example and another is not.
You can have a real impact on the social dynamic of the entire pack, with how you are interacting with all individually, Selina McIntyre, Dog Behavioural Consultant & Dog Trainer, Dogs Best Friend.

Admin - 07:39:12 @ Dog 'Ownership' Helpful Tips


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