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The Intelligence and Empathy of Dogs

I believe…I know…Each dog has its own unique personality. The full ranges of personalities we see in humans exist in dogs – the main difference being that cruelty a human trait that does not exist in dogs. I don’t think we really know the intelligence level of dogs – in the sense of limits. Dogs rely on instinct, intuition, they …

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Earn Your Dog’s Respect

Most dogs, will instinctively know what they are being asked to do if they are communicated with & shown in the right way at the right time and provided with the right tools to navigate safely and confidently through situations. If the dog’s guardian has not learned how to read their own dog, is not aware of their own emotions, …

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Introducing Your Dog to a New Dog

STEP ONE Make sure you are not tense, stressed or anticipating reactive behaviour (what you probably think of as aggressive) from your dog. To lead by example you must be without any such emotions. You must be (calm) and have confidence in yourself and in your dog. Your state of calm, confidence will set the framework for your dog’s state. …

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Dog Possessive, Obsessive of People

Dog Training Tips - Preventing possessive obsessive behaviour

Robbie my Pit Bull x Boxer and me! Partnership, not ownership A common concern of my client’s is that their dog is guarding/owning them. This is a serious situation that should be addressed and resolved right away.Unwanted guarding or ownership of a person by a dog is a symptom of a much bigger issue – lack of leadership. Some people …

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Thunder Anxiety in Dogs

Thunder anxiety in dogs

Thunder? Who cares, not me anymore – I have my toy & my comfy place to be! MANY PEOPLE FIND THAT THEIR DOGS ARE ADVERSELY AFFECTED BY THUNDER AND THUNDERSTORMS. I am often asked why this happens and what can be done to help the dog. My first dog ‘Shanny’ was affected by the noise – I was fortunate as …

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