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Dog Vehicle Anxiety

dogs and vehicle anxiety

PANTING, WHINING, BARKING, NOT SETTLING DOWN… if the experience of going for a drive in the car with your dog has become stressful for you and your dog it’s time to address the situation. Left as is, neither you nor your dog can relax, normalize and enjoy the time spent together. To cure the behaviour you must address and correct …

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Introducing Your Dog to Other Animals

So, you would like to introduce your dog to a cat or another non-canine animal, maybe a rabbit! As pack leader our role in a dog-to-other animal meeting is to coach and mentor, not to stress and panic!  Teaching your dog good social manners with other animals starts with training yourself.  My smaller cat ‘Callie’ waiting for the dogs to …

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Dealing with Food Aggression, Food Guarding

Dog Training Tips - food aggression

IS DOG to DOG FOOD AGGRESSION NORMAL? In a domestic well-balanced and established, canine-canine or human-canine relationship food guarding, possession to the point of aggression is not normal behaviour. Unless this issue is properly addressed and resolved it can and normally will result in escalated levels of aggression overtime – quickly of slowly depending on the situation. Food guarding / …

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IS YOUR DOG HUNGRY OR LOOKING FOR ATTENTION

Dog Training Tip - is your dog hungrey or looking for attention

If your dog is always hanging about you looking for food, whining for food, begging for food you might wonder is my dog really that hungry? Should I be concerned? Well to figure out if your dog is truly hungry or just using food to get attention take a look at your dog…if they look to be a good weight …

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THUNDER ANXIETY – PART 2

Dogs and Thunder Anxiety

I BRING GOOD NEWS – YOU CAN MITIGATE AND EVEN CURE YOUR DOG’S THUNDER ANXIETY – DON’T GIVE UP HOPE! Your kit-of-tools to success is complete, you don’t need to go out and purchase anything – you already have what you need…you just have to dust off and polish up your tools a little. Your tools are – your patience, …

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