Paws for thought: Training tips & advice

prey drive (6)
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Predatory Behaviour – Prey Drive

Every dog has prey drive. How strong the drive is and how they exhibit it is determined by genetics and strengthened by training. Unlike aggression and fear aggression, prey drive is not emotionally driven.

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Current Training practices (2)
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Training – What works best?

In the past decade there has been significant research into dog behaviour and which training methods are the most effective.  There are clear indications that …

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- Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette
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RECALL— ‘Jack, Come back!’

Having good recall is important as you are expected to have ‘effective control’ when out in public, this means getting your dog to return to …

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Keeping your dog safe at Christmas

Christmas is a great time to spend with family, friends and our best mates. But some of the things we enjoy most at Christmas can …

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Nipping and Mouthing
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Nipping or mouthing is normal puppy behaviour. It can develop into a serious problem if allowed to continue into adulthood.

An adult dog’s playful nips can leave bruises or break skin.  An excited dog will nip harder and be more difficult to stop. Every dog …

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Eating poo - coprophagia
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Eating poo is called coprophagia.

Dogs will eat all sorts poo including dog, cat, bird and wallaby. Consumption of faeces is widespread among animals. In puppies it is a normal …

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