Category: Trainer’s Thoughts

Using force while dog is training is just not on!!

If there is one thing that makes me boil it is people, particularly trainers, who use force of any kind to get dogs to comply. What such people don’t understand is that the dog isn’t doing as it is asked

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Beach etiquette for dogs

Every dog and its owner have the right to enjoy themselves on the beach. Keeping that in mind, as dog owners, we need to work together to allow for a harmonious beach environment. Below are some points to consider: Be

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So you are having a baby

Congratulations! But it’s my job to think of your dog. Many dogs get pushed into the background once a child comes onto the scene. The dog doesn’t understand, and in the worst case scenario can become aggressive towards the child.

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Keeping your dog cool

When it’s hot outside and you are uncomfortable, just imagine how your dog feels – it’s wearing a fur coat! Your dog is restricted to your backyard and it is dependent upon you to keep it cool. Some ideas to

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Enrichment for your dog

A dog left in an enclosed backyard with nothing to do is equivalent to you being locked in a small room all day. Prolonged periods of boredom may lead to destructive and sometimes obsessive or repetitive undesirable behaviour such as

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