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Behaviour

Canine Body Language

Canine Body Language

Dogs give signals about how they are feeling all the time, they use their body to communicate, and when you try to interpret what they are saying it is important that you look at the context and their whole body. Being able to interpret how your dog is feeling will help with responding to them [...]

September 19, 2012 Katarina Behaviour, Dog, Experts, Hot Topics, Katarina, Training

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

Should your cat be in at night?

Should your cat be in at night?

Councils across Victoria may have different local laws in regards to the confinement of cats but all Victorian Councils do have the power to; Specify hours during which a cat may not be outside its owners premises Make an order to prohibit the presence of cats in any public area of the municipal district of [...]

June 21, 2012 Rob Behaviour, Cat, Hot Topics

Getting your cat to use its litter tray

Getting your cat to use its litter tray

I think we all have experienced the unpleasant clean up of cat business, if you haven’t you aren’t missing much! Here’s a few tips that may help to get your cat to use its litter tray! If a cat makes a mess and it isn’t in its litter tray, clean it up straight up and [...]

June 20, 2012 Rob Behaviour, Cat

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