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Articles About Dog Behaviour

We hope you enjoy reading our articles on understanding your dog's behaviour.

Resource Guarding

Have you experienced ‘resource guarding’

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Ten Months

At 10months

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Meet and Greet

Puppy to puppy meeting - Dog to dog greetings

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Christmas Homework!

Christmas Homework!

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Christmas Bucket List for your Canine Companion

Christmas Bucket List

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Chewing

Chewing is a boredom buster. Dogs enjoy having things in their mouths.

Chewing relieves stress


Chewing assists a dog to explore his world.

Chewing relieves painful teething in a young dog.

Chewing is fun for a dog. 

To be continued

 

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Separation Anxiety

Separation Anxiety 

We can unwittingly foster separation anxiety in our dogs

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Crate Training your Canine

Crate Training is…......…..a positive, not a negative.

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Tidy Paws Workshop

tidy pawsPamper your pooch with a pedicure in our one hour Tidy Paws Workshop.

Centenary Dog Obedience Tidy Paws Workshop will teach you:

  • how to trim your dog’s nails
  • how to maintain the length of nails
  • how to clip the fur under and around the paws
  • paw massage to relax your dog and promote better circulation

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Visiting Children & Dogs

child and dogDo you have small children come to visit your home?

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Benefits of playing with your dog

play with dogWhen you engage your dog in having fun during play, he’ll learn important skills.
 Play provides attention in a fun way. Find out how you and your dog can benefit from play.

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Outside Dogs / Inside Dogs

Dissapointed dog.jpgThis topic can be heavily debated, with the 'inside' group not understanding why you would have a dog and not have him part of the family... inside!
 
The outside groups argument.........that's where they lived when I was a kid! What's all the fuss about... he's just a dog!

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What's in a Name

Your Dog’s Name!


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How Long!

How long

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Begging

Oh, those eyes!  

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Toileting in the Rain

Toileting on Wet Grass. It’s raining, you’re standing on your verandah, attempting to convince your dog to toilet in the rain!

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Reasons for Negative Dog Behaviour

Reasons for Negative Behaviour

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Responsible Dog Ownership

Responsible Dog Ownership is so much more,

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Come

The key to have your dog 'come' every time, is to reward him everytime.  

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Hackles

What are dog hackles?

All dogs have them, some more pronounced than others.

A dog’s hackles run from the back of the neck to the base of the tail.

Dogs have special muscles in their skin that are attached to their hair follicles, these muscles are capable of fluffing the coat by trapping air between the hair shafts.

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Encouraging your dog to make good choices

How do you encourage your dog or young puppy to make good choices?
Dogs make choices, whether it’s in their interest or yours.
There are ways to increase the probability of your dog making the right choice.

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Marking Territory

Peeing whenever and wherever your dog feels the need

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Snowy - Bad Dog / Good Dog

Snowy.jpgSnowy [Bichon/Poodle] was 18 months of age when he was surrendered to me because of his severe aggression. He had bitten all family members, several times.

He was one year old when he attended our Basic Obedience Course with his previous owner. I had made a mental note about the owner, the level of achievement, the lack of committment and the little dog. My assessment was correct, I received a call from his owner approximately 6 months on, they wanted to know how to have a dog put down!

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Attitude & Effective Dog Training

Every problem dog behaviour has a solution,

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Submissive Urination

Does your dog:

  • urinate when greeting people?

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