Dog Training & Behaviour Blog

Oh, Just Ignore The Behaviour

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I have lost count how many homes I have attended over the years (in the thousands), to find dogs totally distressed, and the dogs owner believing their dog is happy, and its current behaviour is cute. Also, therefore believing, its an indication their dog loves them so much, and missed them immensely whilst they were away from the home. They then actually encourage and continually reinforce this 'distressed' state their dog finds itself in believing the above to be true. In the majority of cases, ignoring a dogs unacceptable behaviour is not informing the dog that the current behaviour is in

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I Cannot Fix Your Dog

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A dog trainer/behaviour specialist cannot "fix" your dog. I like to simplify as much as possible when I am with clients to help them understand their dog better. One of the major hurdles most dog owners come across when I am assisting them to work through modifying their dogs behaviour is breaking free of their own overly emotional view of their relationship with their dog, and then remaining consistent with this new way of relating to their dog. When working on modifying a dogs behaviour, it's never just about the dog. A dogs relationship with its owner cannot change unless the

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