Tagged Behaviour

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[25 Feb 2010 | 2 Comments]
Why won’t dominance die?

When a dog jumps up, it isn’t being “dominant”, just saying “hello” or asking for some attention. Through training, like Joshua is showing with Bonnie here, you can train a more acceptable alternative.

Behaviour, News, Training »

[18 Feb 2010 | No Comments]
Dog Secrets – Out Now

There is no mystical “secret” to training dogs, as professed by some dog trainers. Dog training and owning can be perfected through simple yet effective methods that are well known to science. Illustrated by real life examples of how they have helped others, Dog Secrets explains how understanding these methods can make you a better dog trainer and have a more rewarding relationship with your dog.

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[12 Dec 2009 | 2 Comments]
Why do dogs bark?

Why do dogs bark when their ancestors don’t – a great explanation of how barking evolved and what it is used for.

Behaviour »

[9 Oct 2009 | No Comments]
Dogs and Fireworks

Once again it is the time of year when many pets suffer from the effects of firework phobias. Phobias can be complex and it is important to tailor behaviour modification to each individual’s circumstances, but there are some changes owners can make that will benefit most noise sensitive dogs.

Behaviour, Information, News, Training »

[9 Oct 2009 | No Comments]
How to control predatory chasing in dogs

My article on stopping dogs from chasing has always been one of my most popular, and the subject matter is one close to my own heart and experience, and I’m delighted to announce that I have published a book on the subject.

Blogs on Dogs, Training »

[4 Oct 2009 | 105 Comments]
Why won’t my dog come back?

There is only one reason why anyone’s dog won’t come back when called. It’s because you’re boring…

Blogs on Dogs, Training »

[4 Oct 2009 | One Comment]

Dogs learn the right way to behave by experience. What they are rewarded for, they do again. But you can’t tell them, “This sausage is for not jumping up at me when I came in just now”.

Behaviour, Training »

[4 Oct 2009 | 7 Comments]

Dogs can get the impression that they are in control because they can take charge of many of the small things in the relationship, like when they eat, when they get petted, or when they want to play.

Blogs on Dogs »

[4 Oct 2009 | 287 Comments]
How do I stop my dog chasing?

In order to find the answer, we need to ask a different question. It’s not, “How do I stop my dog chasing…”, or even, “Why does my dog chase…?” but rather, “What does my dog get out of chasing?”

Blogs on Dogs »

[4 Oct 2009 | No Comments]

To understand how our dogs view their names, we must first understand why we use names and what they mean to us.