The most common and the most serious dog behaviour problem we deal with is aggression towards people and dogs. Lack of early socialisation is the cause of most of these problems. Recently I had a telephone call from a distressed client whose 155lb Newfoundland, Bert, had so distressed her through his bad behaviour that she was in semi trauma. This case in itself, is not an unusual one at the Canine & Pet Behaviour Centre. Many people call each week to describe a difficult or dangerous … [Read more...]
Dog Training Articles
Colin has contributed many articles to national magazines for over 25 years. Understanding why dogs do what they do is what he explains. There is also advice on dog training.
The bane of most people’s life is a dog dragging them to and fro and pulling off course - in an ideal world where every dog was trained from 8 weeks of age this should not be the case so why do so many dogs pull? Many people fail to realise that a tiny puppy of any breed can be trained from day one to walk nicely on lead and collar– do not delay training! Puppy Training IQ Puppy Heelwork If a puppy can learn to link a tin opener with food delivery, the door knob sound indicates going in the … [Read more...]
The excitement of a new puppy arriving in your home is and should be the adventure of cooperative learning. Give me the puppy to six months and I will give you an adult well behaved dog. Puppy Arrival & House Plan When the puppy is about to arrive make sure he has a room, play pen or large indoor cage with bedding and already in place. Puppies take a few days to settle in. In the first 7 days establish all routines of where the puppy can & cannot venture. My main rule is that until it … [Read more...]
Dog Mind Games - Have you ever wondered how the Police & Customs dogs find drugs on criminals or search houses with such accuracy? Well, I am now going to explain the basics of search scent work in the home using their methods for all pet dogs. Nearly all drugs dogs begin their training through the retrieve game and once mastered it's transposed into a mind stimulating game. Teaching Pet Dogs to Scent I want you to enter the mind of your pet dog through its most wonderful sense, SCENT. … [Read more...]
How to prevent or cure car sickness in dogs. It might be strange for most dog owners to perceive that some dogs become car sick in the same way people do. Yes they feel queasy and can even throw up. Dogs can also drool profusely and at the end of a short trip can look as if they are soaking wet all because of salivation caused by a car journey or the thought of one. Some dogs learn to anticipate the car journey they are about to be taken on with cues like the car keys being taken up by the … [Read more...]