Posted on: October 5, 2015 - No Comments
How likely is Rex to come back right away if he knows it will result in the lead going back on together with something unpleasant?
Posted on: September 21, 2015 - No Comments
We humans do like nagging our dogs! Whether or not the dog has been trained to 'obey commands' or 'respond to cues' depends upon the method of training, but some people can't drop it once the word has been learnt. They seem unable to resist constantly directing their dog.
Posted on: July 7, 2015 - 3 Comments
I got to thinking just how simple it should be to have a cooperative dog, so why do our dogs so often ignore us?
Posted on: December 15, 2014 - No Comments
People with challenging dogs that seem to be constantly up to mischief don’t need any in-depth training course. It is really quite simple to make a huge difference. Just constantly look for, and reward, every little bit of behaviour that you like. That’s it.
Posted on: December 9, 2014 - 2 Comments
Understandably we don’t like our dogs to growl and it can be embarrassing, but growling is GOOD. Growling tells us what our dog is feeling. Growling gives us the key to open the door to the dog’s emotions. When we know what he is feeling, we then know what to do about it. Colin is Read More
Posted on: September 29, 2014 - 5 Comments
When we hug our dogs we are sending out our affection and sharing our love. What we are giving out isn’t necessarily what the dog is receiving. To a dog, a hug is very bad canine etiquette, pushy behavior associated with establishing social status, an invasion of space, threatening.
Posted on: September 16, 2014 - 25 Comments
Gaining some insight into how their dog might be feeling can be a big motivator for people who use heavy-handed methods with their dog-reactive dogs, and can potentially make all the difference. They may commonly label their dog ‘aggressive’ and resort to using force, which makes matters even worse. Without realizing it they are giving Read More
Posted on: September 3, 2014 - No Comments
LOSING HEART Why do so many clients with fearful or reactive dogs, who often have started off so well, lose heart? The reason is because they just don’t fully accept the time and work that changing fear-based or guarding behaviors in particular can take. Teaching people is the easy bit. A large part of my Read More