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Simon Says

Posted on 06/02/2016
Filed under: The Dog's View How Your Dog Thinks

When working with dogs we often use an analogy liking it to the children’s game; “Simon Says” In this game, if “Simon” gives a direct instruction, proceeded with the words “Simon says” (i.e. I request it), the children follow the instruction. If Simon doesn’t use these words, the children must not carry out the instruction and those that do are out of the game. An understanding of this is invaluable with dogs because so often a dog will test your leadership by trying to lead you rather than follow your instruction. The classic example of this is when a dog...

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Let Them Grow Up

Posted on 09/04/2015
Filed under: The Dog's View How Your Dog Thinks

For most dog owners/carers, we love nothing more than ensuring that our dogs are well fed (but not overfed), in good condition and are as happy to be with us as we are with them. Unfortunately, this can so easily bring out the over protective side of our nature, especially when other people criticize everything from our choice of dog to the way that we choose to live with them, often imparting  their wisdom accompanied by the classic,  'Oh, I wouldn’t let a dog do that if I were you'.  Little wonder that many owners find the companionship of their...

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The Eyes Have it

Posted on 03/02/2015
Filed under: The Dog's View How Your Dog Thinks

The saying that 'the eyes are the window to the soul' certainly applies when it comes to understanding all dogs, as they will always show the honest feeling that they are experiencing through their eyes. However, seeing dogs in everyday life, I am left wondering if some owners are actually looking at the signals their dogs are giving them or just interpreting those signals to suit themselves or worse still, ignoring those signals to please someone else.  If ever, like me, you have had a dog that has suffered from a poorly tummy with the inevitable consequences that brings, while...

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The "Gift"

Posted on 24/10/2014
Filed under: The Dog's View It's a Dog! How Your Dog Thinks

I am always saddened when I hear good owners say how they feel that it is only other people who have a 'way with dogs', particularly when their dogs always appear to behave so much better with other people, standing still and unmoving with those professionals who spend a lot of time working with many different dogs. However, the truth is that the “perfect behaviour” is more about their own dog's intelligence and has very little to do with any 'gift' the professional may have.  The reasons for the dog’s good behaviour are involved but easy to appreciate when we...

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Some Thoughts on "Dog Training" From Swedish Dog Listener-Mervi Kärki

Posted on 17/10/2014
Filed under: Traditional Dog Training? The Dog's View How Your Dog Thinks

I held a Foundation Course in Sweden a couple of weeks ago  and I just have to share with you some of my thoughts.  There are so many ways to “train” your dog and there will probably always be so many dog owners are confused about what is the right thing to do so they can give their dog the best life they possibly can.  It is so important to see the difference between communication and “training”; Amichien® Bonding enables people to fully understand their dogs and by understanding, communicate effectively, for the first time.  Many dog owners that I meet...

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