Archive for September, 2014

Play

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Play is an important part of a dog’s learning and development.

But play can go wrong if they get the wrong sort or it is not allowed to flow.

look at the type of play the dogs they like use, look at how long they play for and how often.

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Stress

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If you are stressed so is your dog, this causes a circle of unwanted behaviour.

Try and look at your stress levels see if you can reduce them.

Try and look at how and when you pass the stress to your dog.

Speak to a trainer/behaviourist see if they can help too.

 

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WHY?

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People ask me why I won’t put behavioural dogs in class.

  • Upsets the other dogs in the group
  • control has to be present first
  • Behavioural dogs need 121 help, till nearly recovered
  • Rewards the naughty behaviour.
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Reactive dogs

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If your dog is reactive to other dogs or people then there is lots that can be done.

Barking and lunging are the common signs.

Reducing reactivity is a gradual but simple process if you know what to do.

Why live with a reactive dog and stress everyone out when you can sort it.

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Reactive dogs

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Reactive dogs need help, don’t try and sort it out yourself.

They should not be on training classes, this increases their reactivity.

They should have a plan or programme for reduction to sensitivity.

Dogs which are reactive are common, but can be helped.

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