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Fun Facts About Dogs That You May Not Know

Below are some fun facts about dogs that you may not already know, or you may know but they are just as interesting anyway. The facts  The ten most popular dogs (AKC, 2007) are in order: Labrador Retriever, Yorkshire Terrier, German Shepherd, Golden Retriever, Beagle, Boxer, Dachshund, Poodle, Shih Tzu, and Bulldog  A famous Beagle you might have heard about is Snoopy ...

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Socialising Your Dog or Puppy

Socialising Your Dog or Puppy

Socialising Your Dog or Puppy Ongoing socialising is extremely important to prevent behaviour problems. Socialisation is especially important before the age of 6 months, but should also be throughout your dog’s lifetime. Gentle socialisation plays a huge role in preventing aggression and fearful behaviour. Lack of socialisation can lead to hyperactive behaviour, barking, shyness and aggression. The younger you begin ...

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7 Things About Dogs To Watch Out for

Aggression Concerned that your dog is aggressive, but you’re not sure where to look for answers? Read through this list to find where on allabout-dogs.co.uk to visit: Are Arguments Okay? Just like people, dogs sometimes argue. One dog might want to play, for example, and another wants to be left alone, causing the “loner” dog to growl and snap at the playful ...

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Strategies to Deal with Problem Behaviours 

Strategies to Deal with Problem Behaviours

Strategies to Deal with Problem Behaviours Prevention: Socialisation and the creation of a proper living environment are key factors to avoiding problem behaviours. Try to imagine all of the elements of his life with humans that he will need to accept to be comfortable with us such as being bathed, walking on streets, vacuum cleaners, etc. Teach your dog that ...

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Why to use Rewards not Punishments to Train Your Dog?

Why use Rewards and not Punishments Such as Collar Corrections to Train Your Dog?

Why to use Rewards and not Punishments Such as Collar Corrections to Train Your Dog? Punishment can cause distrust, fear, injury and aggression when trying to train your dog Rubbing a dogs nose in “it” can cause him to avoid going to the bathroom in front of you, electric fences can cause him to avoid his yard, and choke collars ...

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Why to teach your dog to come to you?

Why teach your dog to come to you?

Why to teach your dog to come to you? This is the ultimate in safety cues! In this article we will look at reasons why to teach your dog to come to you? If your dog ever escapes the home you will want to have a solid foundation for this behaviour to potentially save his life. It is also a ...

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Why to teach a dog to “drop it”?

Why to teach a dog to “drop it”?

So Why to teach a dog to “drop it”?  you ask? If you have a young puppy, you know the answer to this – it’s because they frequently have something valuable or dangerous in their mouths! The goal is that when you cue “drop it”, your dog will open her mouth releasing whatever was in there and allow you to retrieve ...

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Problem Solving : Barking

Why to teach a dog to “drop it”?

Barking Dogs bark for many reasons. The more common ones are listed below with some ideas for solving the problem. He wants attention: He may want you to play or get up and feed him. Whatever it is… Don’t do it! If you do, you will be teaching him that barking “works” to get his owner moving. Say “leave it” ...

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