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NEVER SHOUT AT YOUR DOG!

Posted on 29/05/2014
Filed under: Behavioural Issues

Of course this would seem obvious to most people, as they will think that if you love your dog enough then you wouldn’t be shouting at them anyway but then again, how many of us can truthfully say that we have never raised our voices to someone that we really love? Occasionally, frustration can get the better of us. However, there is a very important reason for not shouting at our dogs, particularly if we want them to be able to recognise us as the decision maker and choose to work for us of their own free will, and this has nothing...

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A CHALLENGE OR JUST A SIMPLE QUESTION?

Posted on 21/05/2014
Filed under: Behavioural Issues

One of the most important things that I realised, once I listened to canines instead of believing that people always know best, is how easy it is for humans, even those who want to build a better relationship with their dog, to base all of their subsequent actions on a bad information. An excellent example of this is when a person perceives a particular behaviour from their dog as being a challenge for the leadership of the family (pack), when the truth is that the dog is simply in need of clarification of the situation, which in turn will reassure...

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When Should You Start Toilet Training Your New Puppy?

Posted on 30/04/2014
Filed under: Behavioural Issues

Well, you don’t. The question should be rephrased as “when should I start giving my dog the correct information so it can work out for itself what is required?” This is one of the most common questions asked when people are taking a new puppy or dog into their family and I would like to take this opportunity to give my answer and as always with Amichien Bonding, it’s based on the natural and logical world of the canine. A dog is learning and “training” from the moment it is born, it won’t be watching a calendar to determine when...

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Common Dog Behavioural Problems

Posted on 22/04/2014
Filed under: The Dog's View It's a Dog! Behavioural Issues

Thanks to everyone who took the time to respond to my recent Facebook request for dog behavioural questions. As expected though, they concerned the same few issues, just described in different ways! Sadly, every one of the questions asked, described specific undesirable "symptoms", symptoms which aren’t really the issue so cannot be addressed in isolation, not if you wish to really see definite results and continuing success. Some questions come up so frequently that it’s obvious that it's only a small handful of problems that cause the most concerns for the majority of dog owners, even if the phrasing of...

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RECALL- By Jan Fennell

Posted on 09/04/2014
Filed under: Behavioural Issues Dogs Outside

As I strolled along the lane near my home watching my dogs sniffing around and having fun, I spotted Shamook show a great deal of interest in a patch of grass, so much so that I began to think it must be a unusual smell, a dead rodent possibility but then again, it could also be every dog’s delight; 'fox poo'. From a distance I couldn't determine which it was so I decided to take precautionary action, just in case it was the latter and, having experience of the effect this odour would have on the entire house, I called...

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