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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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How To Stop Your Dog From Chasing Your Cat

Teach your dog not to chase your cat

Robbie and Tibby weren’t always best friends – Robbie just needed some coaching to get there!   IF YOU DO NOT WANT YOUR DOG TO CHASE YOUR CAT…you have to disagree with the behaviour consistently and pro-actively. The methodology below is also relevant to stop your dog from chasing your rabbit, guinea pig, ferret… One – Make sure you are …

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YOUR DOG, YOUR COUCH

‘Sarah’ my German Shepherd x Siberian Husky enjoying warmth & comfort I am going to address this topic in three sections…DOES ALLOWING YOUR DOG TO SIT ON THE COUCH CREATE DOMINANCE,  AGGRESSION?Clients often ask me is it OK if my dogs go on my couch? Will it make them aggressive? The answer is no, sitting on the couch does not …

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INTRODUCE YOUR DOG TO BABY, CHILD

  DO YOU LOVE AND TRUST YOUR DOG… Has he/she ever showed any signs of aggression towards anything?  If the answer is no than you have nothing to worry about – you just need some help in understanding dogs a little – which I will provide you with below. Having said that the biggest mistake people make is being nervous, …

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Dog Crotch Sniffing – Why and What To Do

why does my dog crotch sniff

Well, it’s really simple, once you root around a bit… One – If you start by observing how two dogs (who have not been taught not to be dogs!) greet each other…they do so with their noses. They sniff each others rear ends. Two – A dog’s noise is its most powerful sense – more so than their hearing, and …

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