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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

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

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