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Building a Bond

Building a Bond

When you bring your dog or puppy home for the first time you are starting from a clean slate. The most important thing you can do for your dogs’ obedience is to build a bond with him, if you have a strong, healthy bond with your dog, training often becomes much easier. Playing with your [...]

August 8, 2012 Katarina Behaviour, Dog, Hot Topics, Katarina, Training

Puppy Socialisation and Parvovirus Disease Risk

Puppy Socialisation and Parvovirus Disease Risk

In order for puppies to grow into well-adjusted and calm adult dogs they need exposure to all sorts of new environments, people and animals. Inadequate socialisation of puppies commonly leads to behavioural problems in adult dogs, such as anxiety and aggression. Behaviour problems are one of the main reasons that young dogs are given up [...]

August 1, 2012 DrAish Behaviour, Dog, Dr Aish, Health, Hot Topics

Socialising Your Puppy and Dog

Socialising Your Puppy and Dog

Good socialisation for your puppy is like immunising them against future behaviour problems. A well socialisaed puppy will grow up to be a friendly, resilient older dog, one that you will be able to live with, without fear or worry. Socialisation must be carefully monitored in order to gain the full rewards. Your puppy must [...]

July 25, 2012 Katarina Behaviour, Dog, Experts, Hot Topics, Katarina, Training

Recall

Recall

Teaching your dog to come when called is the most important skill you can give your dog. A good recall will keep your dog safe and it will allow your dog to enjoy the freedom of running and interacting with their environment and other dogs. The best way to teach any new skill is to [...]

July 17, 2012 Katarina Behaviour, Dog, Exercise, Katarina, Training

Puppy Mouthing

Puppy Mouthing

When you bring your baby puppy home chances are they will start to bite at your hands and legs. Puppy mouthing is a normal part of development, it allows your puppy to explore and interact with their environment. Mouthing becomes inappropriate when your puppy is breaking your skin resulting in punctures, scratches and bruising. Everything [...]

July 9, 2012 Katarina Behaviour, Dog, Katarina, Training

Don’t have a dog to walk? Borrow a Neighbours

Don’t have a dog to walk? Borrow a Neighbours

Dog walking is such an enjoyable and healthy activity. It’s good for our fitness, mental wellbeing and also helps us to make new friends. Getting out and about is also great for dogs for all the same reasons. A dog that doesn’t get enough exercise is prone to boredom, digging, barking, destructiveness and obesity. Sadly [...]

June 28, 2012 DrAish Dog, Dr Aish, Exercise, Health, Hot Topics

Tips to get your dog to stop digging

Tips to get your dog to stop digging

If your dog loves tearing up holes in the ground, he’s not that unusual. Dogs dig because they’re bored, they’re looking for an escape, they need more attention or they just haven’t been trained yet. However, before you can stop him from digging in the dirt, you need to understand why he’s doing it. If [...]

June 18, 2012 Audrey Behaviour, Dog

Choosing Your New Dog

Choosing Your New Dog

Choosing a dog isn’t as simple as going down to the pet store and picking up a puppy. As fun as dog ownership can be, there are several major points you should consider before you welcome a new dog into your life. Breed Some dogs shed hair like crazy; others are hairless. Some breeds have a reputation for being [...]

June 18, 2012 Rob Behaviour, Dog, Uncategorized

Problem Barking

Problem Barking

What causes a dog to bark excessively? Although some breeds have a tendency to bark more than others, a variety of factors, such as improper confinement and environmental conditions, can provoke an otherwise quiet dog into a barking frenzy. So-called “problem barking” affects not just the pet owner, but also the neighbours, making it imperative [...]

June 18, 2012 Audrey Behaviour, Dog, Training, Uncategorized

Common household poisons to keep away from your pet

Common household poisons to keep away from your pet

We don’t traditionally think of our homes as vast stockpiles of poison, but they can certainly act that way to a dog or cat who doesn’t know how to read warning labels. If you’re a dog owner, you may have remembered to put away the chocolate brownies. But did you know that there are a number of [...]

June 14, 2012 Audrey Bird, Cat, Dog, Health