Dog Articles

“some of the factors that cause aggressiveness in dogs are: first-time dog ownership; failure to subject the dog to basic obedience training; spoiling or pampering the dog; not using physical discipline when it is required; buying a dog as a present, as a guard dog or on impulse; spaying female dogs;”
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“It has long been recognised by both research and practical experience of trainers that not only have some animals a tendency to be dominant with regard to others, but that some breeds similarly have a tendency to be dominant”
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“Colin Tennant has worked with East Midlands Trains to create a guide on taking your pooch on the train. Along with the guide, East Midlands Trains is rolling out drinking bowls at main line stations and serving up doggie treats on board selected services to ensure every dog has its day!” Read the article

“The average pooch ventures 500 miles every year, a third of dogs have been to a dog-friendly health spa (31%) and nearly a fifth (18%) have even attended a festival” Read the article

“Over the weeks, Billy did learn some dog etiquette, taught by the other dogs and also learnt a recall and distance control exercises, so that Carl could keep control when out in the park” Read the article

“The problems that the Constantine’s were experiencing were plenty, but the main reason for their visit was Spirits unpredictable aggression towards Mike” Read the article

“One common trait that I find after discussing the matter in detail with the owner, is that they seem to be giving the ‘wrong kind’ of attention to the dog during its stressful period; inadvertently reinforcing the dog’s behaviour” Read the article

“Most of the small breeds, notably the toys and terriers usually produce very small litters.” Read the article

“He also tried to get on to a wide shelf, where our hi-fi sat resulting in him knocking of the hi-fi and damaging it.” Read the article

“His facial expression had become much tighter and noticeably less open and relaxed.” Read the article

“That’s like trying to use a vacuum cleaner upside down and complaining that it doesn’t get your carpet clean” Read the article

“Approximately two thirds of my work is with the owner, and the rest with the dog” Read the article

“The old saying ‘You can’t teach an old dog new tricks’ is simply not true” Read the article

“The other dog owners, with their Rottweilers, German Shepherds and Akitas watched in amazement as Janet and Derek conveyed Mango across the room together.” Read the article

“The nearest we get to discussing the sex lives of our pets is through! dog jokes.” Read the article

“Properly trained, a man can be dog’s best friend” Read the article

“That’s why most effective training methods work by teaching dogs what we wish them to learn as opposed to waiting for them to develop bad habits.” Read the article

“Rachel also obtained an embroidered bandana that reads ‘I’M DEAF’ again in the hope that when he encounters other dog owners on walks that they will try to be more forgiving with their body language and hopefully understand why Rachel does not whistle or call for him back!” Read the article

“On the bizarre side a mother who claimed her son was being accused of having sex with his family dog by his wife.” Read the article

“The body changes with each thought process and a dog will pick up on body smell and posture, but sometimes our thoughts are masked or are not clear enough. For that reason I spoke many of my thoughts aloud, not so that he could pick up sounds but so he could ‘hear’ with his nose.” Read the article

“Because of the wide range of ideas, theories, processes and techniques that have gained an adherence over the last 30 years, many organisations have been established which purport to represent the best methods and practitioners of dog training and behaviour modification” Read the article

“An analogy might be the infant addressing its parents with the challenge, ‘You’re not the boss of me!’.” Read the article

“In many animal breeding programmes, the entire process of selection and management is founded on the belief that performance is inherited” Read the article

“The detached or ambivalent owner – is often not doggy at all or simply has a pet dog by default or has inherited one. Motivating these owners can be difficult; they simply see the problem as a nuisance, but cannot bring themselves to be consistent in methodological implementation.” Read the article

“When all of these problems are combined they produce what many believe are the primary reasons for the reduction in breed quality and the decline in the size of many gene pools. All of this is happening despite the advances being made in technology and the improvements that have occurred in health testing and nutrition.” Read the article

The Use Of Negative Reinforcement by Dr. Roger Mugford

“One extreme might be a dog that has chased and killed sheep, where a well-tested method will reliably teach the dog to ignore, or better, avoid sheep. We use my ‘attack-trained’, hand-reared pet sheep” Read the article

“Deafness means that other primary senses – smell, touch, taste and sight – become enhanced and more significant for a different approach to training.” Read the article

“It is because of the wide range of ideas, theories, processes and techniques, which have gained an adherence over the last 30 years that many organisations have been established that purport to represent the best methods and practitioners of dog training and behaviour modification.” Read the article

“dogs, in contrast, formed strict, linear dominance hierarchies that demand obedience from subordinates” Read the article

“Barking is a natural form of communication for puppies, but barking can become a problem if it becomes excessive. Dog behaviourist and trainer Colin Tennant explains more and suggests and what you can do about it.” Read the article

“The order Carnivora includes the cat, hyena, bear, weasel, seal, mongoose, civet and dog families.” Read the article

“Around the world, there are dogs who have apparently remained unchanged for thousands of years” Read the article

“The wolf, when he meets other wolves, is generally not predisposed to allowing them into his territory, let alone get so close as to actually give him the once over.” Read the article

“There is no doubt that dogs are the oldest of all domesticated species and their domestication was based on a mutually beneficial relationship with man.” Read the article

“medicines we take are killing up to 20,000 people a year in the UK – six times as many as die on Britain’s roads” Read the article

“the trainer will not alter the methods due to inculcated belief systems of non-discipline or being negative – many of these dogs end up euthanased” Read the article

“this study on 19 dogs is, by the way, in direct opposition to a study carried out by the University of Cordoba on 711 dogs, of which 92.54% were intact with an almost 50-50 split on gender” Read the article

“What causes real stress for dogs is confusion and conflict. I have seen so many people that are made to feel like failures because they are unable to follow bizarre behavioural advice that operates on a misguided system which begins with empty words like kind, gentle, reward bordering on mystical wishful thinking and time.” Read the article

“Dogs belonging to owners who engender respect and positive behaviour through discipline, exercise, affection and structure are not only less disadvantaged by any social or economic factors affecting the home where they live but also settle more readily into new homes if necessary” Read the article