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Leaving Lockdown – Teaching dogs how to be alone.

Leaving Lockdown without our Canine Companions. We have faced our first pandemic and have enjoyed lots of time at home with our dogs  Some quiet introverted dogs may have found a busy household overwhelming and will enjoy the peace and quiet as the family returns to work and their lives beyond the home. Other sociable extrovert type dogs may miss the entertainment and our constant companionship. Here is some useful information to help you to help your dogs with the transition as we adjust to our new normal.  We are all in a state of adjustment, so it is important that we provide a strong and secure role model to our dogs.  This means we are responsible for our own behaviour and how it may contribute to our dogs’ emotional state. Therefore, no big goodbyes and no big hellos.  This information is especially relevant for new puppy parents to prevent problematic behaviours developing.  Prevention is always better and much easier to implement than a behaviour modification programme.   A Dogs Den or Designated Area. It is important for a dog’s overall security that they have their own consistent resting area within the home. Ideally this should be away from the door that the owner and family use to leave or enter the house, so that the dog does not see […]

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Dog Guards

Dogs are by nature alert and watchful. This can develop into territorial behaviour which is excessive guarding of an area.

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