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Curing Your Dog's Motion Sickness

The only way to cure motion sickness is to face the situation head-on, do not avoid – if you avoid taking your dog in the car because of motion sickness your dog will never normalize the experience. Patience, determination, repetition is the only way to cure this condition.    My dog, Jordie (a German Shepherd x Alaskan Malamute) is an …

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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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Don’t Argue With Your Dog

SO, YOU WANT TO INSTRUCT AND DIRECT YOUR DOG… WELL, LET”S START BY DISCUSSING WHAT YOU SHOULD NOT DO! DON’T ENGAGE IN AN ARGUMENT WITH YOUR DOG, DON’T COMPLAIN & WHINE! Tugging and pulling, yelling, frustration, anger – it’s all part of engaging in an argument.  If you are trying to provide direction to your dog – who is excited, …

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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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