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Katarina

Jumping Visitors

Jumping Visitors

Jumping to greet is a normal canine behaviour and should be expected to occur when you adopt a dog or puppy, given this, it is important to be prepared with strategies to manage your dogs’ exuberance. Dogs jump in a variety of scenarios, the most common is jumping on visitors arriving to the home. The [...]

October 4, 2012 Katarina Behaviour, Dog, Experts, Hot Topics, Katarina, Training

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

Nail Trimming

Nail Trimming

Many dogs are afraid of having their nails trimmed either because of a previous bad experience or due to a lack of handling when young. There are ways to help your dog be a willing partner in having their nails trimmed even if they already protest to it being done. Before starting to trim your [...]

September 4, 2012 Katarina Dog, Experts, Health, Hot Topics, Katarina

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