Dog Training

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Dog Separation Anxiety

Owning a dog who shows signs of Separation Anxiety can be a worrying time for many dog owners. Separation Anxiety is described as a dog that gets overly stressed when left alone by its owners. It can manifest itself in destructive behaviours, for instance: – Recreational chewing, digging or tearing. Excessive barking. Hyperactivity, like constant …

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Persistent Barking

Owning a dog that barks all day long can test any owner’s patience. It’s important to remember that some breeds of dogs bark more than others and some environments encourage barking in dogs more than others. The main causes of barking are boredom, loneliness, excess energy, excitement and attention seeking behaviour. Therefore, it’s important to …

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Dog Games to Play on a Rainy Day

There’s nothing worse than a hyper dog on a rainy day!  While it might be impossible to get your dog outside for his/her daily walk during inclement weather, there are many games you can do inside to burn off that excess energy.  The following games are not only enjoyable for you and your dog but …

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Teaching your Dog to Fetch

Playing fetch is a great way to have fun with your dog and exercise him/her at the same time. Some dogs play fetch naturally, but few dogs intrinsically understand the concept of retrieving. Some dogs will chase after the toy but then won’t bring it back, while others simply look at you with a confused …

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Using “Positive Reinforcement” in Dog Training

Positive reinforcement is usually something pleasant added that follows a behaviour that makes it more likely that the desired behaviour will occur again in the future. A Positive Reinforcer is the stimulus presented following a desired behaviour. Reinforcement can also be described as positive or negative. It is something an animal wants to acquire more …

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