KFTR psychological food/behaviour reform systems can be used for separation anxiety, aggression to people, dogs which were out of control in houses when guest arrive or simply are hyper and don’t listen. The dog curled up by your fire or is it centrally heated radiators(?) has been man's constant companion and ally for hundreds of years. They have so many pack characteristics which we find endearing and are attracted to but their natural wired behaviours they arrive with are not always … [Read more...]
New additions to the family ( puppy, cat or baby)
A dog comfortably established in a household will have a position in it's family pack. New additions to the family pack (be that a puppy, another dog, a cat or a little baby human) may disrupt this position especially if the pack leaders (us) shower the newcomer with attention and change our behaviour to the established dog. This can result in serious problems. The dog instinctively follows its prevailing wolf instinct, which is an order of rank based on who dominates whom or who leads. When this order is challenged by any lower pack member the challenger is disciplined and warned off by body language signals or when that fails or is ignored the interloper of lesser rank may be physically attacked.
Thinking about getting a dog? Leading pet behaviourist and dog trainer COLIN TENNANT has lots of practical advice to help introduce a dog into a cat's home smoothly. A life of cats and dogs. The image of a dog chasing a cat often brings great mirth to a casual observer — perhaps I should add the canine observer! Yet cats and dogs can be great friends — the secret is in the introduction and in training a puppy properly. If handled incorrectly the initial introduction can destroy what could … [Read more...]
Introducing babies (young children and puppies) into a home with an established dog can lead to unwanted behaviour such as biting. Pet behaviourist and dog trainer COLIN TENNANT offers practical advice to help prepare the family for the newcomer. Over the decades and specifically over the past twenty or more years, one finds that society undergoes change. Nowadays, young married couples or partners living together have altered the traditional patterns of child rearing and social attitudes. … [Read more...]