Dealing with separation anxiety in dogs

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The concept of time passing is one that only humans really understand, your dog wouldn’t have a clue if 5 minutes had passed or an hour. This is why some dogs develop separation anxiety when you leave the house. It can be a really terrible¬†issue when your dog has it bad, a state of pure panic. And it can leave you feeling like you can’t leave the house, or that you have to bring your beloved pup with you. It is a damaging relationship for both you and your dog and it can lead to other bad behaviours in rare cases. Read More…

How long should I train my dog for?

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Think back to when you were going to school. Were you one of the people who was very excited to attend school every day or where you one of the kids that; sometimes you were into it, and sometimes you weren’t?

I was one of the kids that could either take it or leave it. I loved to learn, but only what I was interested in learning. So it was hard for a teacher to be able to pull my focus from things I wanted to know about. Any species that can learn will have an attention span. Once you have reached the end of that span that’s it, your done.

A dog is the same. It can only hold focus for a period of time and then he will walk away. That’s the dogs way of saying “I’m finished!”. So how long should I train my dog for? Read More…

Dogs are more than just members of the family

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Your dog is more than just a furry member of the family. They are your partners. Like how business partners work together towards a common goal, so does you and your dog.

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Your dog is the ultimate volunteer

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Your dog is the ultimate volunteer.

Always up to help you, always up for anything. No other animal has a drive to please us like a dog. It’s a skill that we have capitalised on for centuries. As far back through history as you can go we have been using dogs to help us with tasks in our lives. Today we think of dogs more as companions instead of workers, but dogs are dedicated workers.¬†Think of the things that you don’t want to do. Exercise, Learn, Work, Help Others (sometimes) – These are the things that most dogs want to do right now, at 2am or on the hottest or coldest days. Read More…