Littermate Syndrome

http://www.caninedevelopment.com/Sibling.htm Littermate Syndrome: The risky downside to raising sibling puppies Littermate Syndrome

Bridge training and how to use food….

Clicker Training – also known as bridge training – the word you chose.  – Pow, pop bikkie, treat, yes whatever you choose. Here is a short video explaining how to counter condition your dog to understanding the bridge. I use the click as a word instead, to mark the behaviour you like.Simple, yet soooo effective! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3Ix6G6T56Q     How to use …

Ian Dunbar – Quotes

“Mental exercise tires a dog physically more than physical exercise does” – Dr Ian Dunbar “All training is negotiation, whether you’re training dogs or spouses” – Dr Ian Dunbar “With every animal, you have to build its confidence around people because people do some crazy and stupid things” – Dr Ian Dunbar “Socialisation never stops.  As soon as you stop socialising …

What is your dog telling you?

Calming signals – Turid Rugaas – possibly the most watched dog calming signals videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lj7BWxC6iVsBody Language http://dogingtonpost.com/infographic-the-body-language-of-fear-in-dogs/#.U4i_aZRdXok

Desensitsation to sound

Desensitsation to sound  – You pup needs to be socialised to everything at a young age, its much easier to socialise a puppy during their ‘socialisation period'(3-13 weeks of age). Sound proof puppy training has an app for your iPhone or smartphone.  You can download it and use it to desensitise your puppy to every day sounds.  I highly recommend it …