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Understanding the Psychology of Dogs – Learn the Basics

understanding the psychology of dogs - learn the basics

Understanding the psychology of dogs – learn the basics so you can understand the profound ways that we (humans) affect our dog’s mind and behaviour. I  invite you to step into a world of positive growth, for your dog, for yourself. What we get right. What we misinterpret. What we get completely wrong, and how to better understand and direct …

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Dog Training Tip – Be Consistent, What Does Consistency Really Mean?

Dog Training Tip - Be Consistent, What Does Consistency Really Mean?

‘Be Consistent’, does this dog training tip sound familiar? Do you think you know what is meant by ‘be consistent’? You might be surprised by the answer… One of the most common directions given to dog owners by dog trainers is ‘be consistent’. But what does ‘be consistent’ and consistency really mean? Is ‘consistent’ defined as: 1) ‘Do the same thing …

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Patience 101- Canines and Humans

Dog Training - True Patience

In my experience changing a dog’s unhealthy habits can be accomplished with more ease than changing a human’s unhealthy habits. Why? Is it because the dog is less intelligent than the human? In my estimation it is not that the dog is less intelligent. A dog is generally more observant and therefore a more insightful communicator than an ‘untrained human’. …

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Communication 101 – Canines and Humans

Canine body language

Dogs are very insightful communicators – much more so than the average human. Because dogs can sense and discern to a degree that exceeds that of an untrained human, it does not matter what you say as much as what you feel. How you feel at any one given moment instantaneously transmits itself to: Your body in the form of …

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Dog Psychology 101 – The Real Thing

Karen, Robbie and Jacob

Being Consciously Aware is Essential I see and hear the term ‘dog psychology’ used everywhere – on dog trainers’ and behaviorists’ websites, on the professional group discussion boards I participate in. The word ‘psychology’ has become a trap, a catch-all, a regurgitation of misconceptions. Thought Streaming on Auto Pilot Most of us move through our typical day surrounded and consequently …

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