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Q: I have a new puppy, and she wants to chew on everything, including me. What can I do?
A: Puppy mouthing is 100% natural dog behaviour. It's not dominance. It's not meanness. It's a puppy being a puppy, roughhousing with parents and litter mates or with human substitutes. Rather than "no bite," I strongly, strongly urge you to teach your puppy bite inhibition instead. Bite Inhibition - 25th July 2022
Q: I have a new puppy, and she wants to chew on everything, including me. What can I do? A: Puppy mouthing is 100% natural dog behaviour. It's not dominance. It's not meanness. It's a puppy being a puppy, roughhousing with parents and litter mates or with human substitutes. Rather than "no bite," I strongly, strongly urge you to teach your puppy bite inhibition instead.
Dog training in the pub? While sitting in your armchair? Surely it shouldn’t be this easy?
Like most areas of life, dog training and the resolution of behaviour problems are often best handled with simplicity. Despite the inherent complexity of how many problems arise, how they have become entrenched and how they have been resistant to previous change, it is nearly always the simple approach that ends up having most impact. The KISS Principal - 23rd July 2022
Dog training in the pub? While sitting in your armchair? Surely it shouldn’t be this easy? Like most areas of life, dog training and the resolution of behaviour problems are often best handled with simplicity. Despite the inherent complexity of how many problems arise, how they have become entrenched and how they have been resistant to previous change, it is nearly always the simple approach that ends up having most impact.
AUSTRALIA is a sunburnt country, a land with little snow. Certainly, the image of a dog pulling a person along a trail is one most of us would associate with movies like Snow Dogs or documentaries on the Alaskan wilderness. So when we encounter a sport such as Urban Sledding for the first time, our initial reaction can be one of curiosity or even scepticism. A Brief Look at Urban Sledding - 20th July 2022
AUSTRALIA is a sunburnt country, a land with little snow. Certainly, the image of a dog pulling a person along a trail is one most of us would associate with movies like Snow Dogs or documentaries on the Alaskan wilderness. So when we encounter a sport such as Urban Sledding for the first time, our initial reaction can be one of curiosity or even scepticism.
It is my belief that a good recall is one of the most important things a dog can have. It is relatively easy to teach yet continues to evade a lot of dog owners. If you are not happy with the consistency of your dog’s recall then hopefully the pointers below will be of some help. Mastering the Recall - 14th July 2022
It is my belief that a good recall is one of the most important things a dog can have. It is relatively easy to teach yet continues to evade a lot of dog owners. If you are not happy with the consistency of your dog’s recall then hopefully the pointers below will be of some help.
A series of hilarious articles by Pawprint regular contributor Norman Morcom. Published across four Pawprint magazines in 2014, this condensed edition tells the story of a gang of KODC Agility dogs and their friends, who our intrepid reporter suspects of being a little too good... Onyx Deploys Secret Weapon - 6th July 2022
A series of hilarious articles by Pawprint regular contributor Norman Morcom. Published across four Pawprint magazines in 2014, this condensed edition tells the story of a gang of KODC Agility dogs and their friends, who our intrepid reporter suspects of being a little too good...
It’s praising or rewarding your dog when he does something you like and correcting him when he does something you don't like. Dogs look at what is best for them in any given situation. Your dog will learn very quickly when it sees the situation is to its advantage. This is the, ‘What’s in it for me’ principle or reward training. Dog Training and How To Get Results - 1st July 2022
It’s praising or rewarding your dog when he does something you like and correcting him when he does something you don't like. Dogs look at what is best for them in any given situation. Your dog will learn very quickly when it sees the situation is to its advantage. This is the, ‘What’s in it for me’ principle or reward training.
...That is the question. As someone who works with dogs on a regular basis as an instructor at KODC, as an animal attendant at a shelter and as both a foster carer and case manager for Siberian Husky Rescue Inc. I have witnessed how trick training can help build a bond between dog and handler. I believe teaching your dog tricks is the best way to build a close bond, trust and respect between yourself and your dog. To Trick or Not To Trick - 30th June 2022
...That is the question. As someone who works with dogs on a regular basis as an instructor at KODC, as an animal attendant at a shelter and as both a foster carer and case manager for Siberian Husky Rescue Inc. I have witnessed how trick training can help build a bond between dog and handler. I believe teaching your dog tricks is the best way to build a close bond, trust and respect between yourself and your dog.
It was a cold windy winter night on Wednesday 20th June, but it was warm inside the club house of Knox Obedience Dog Club. The heaters were on and our guest speaker, Sarah Trembath was present with her Belgian Shepherd dog, Arinya Guest Speaker - Sarah Trembath - 28th June 2022
It was a cold windy winter night on Wednesday 20th June, but it was warm inside the club house of Knox Obedience Dog Club. The heaters were on and our guest speaker, Sarah Trembath was present with her Belgian Shepherd dog, Arinya
There will be lots of dish licking when you serve these morsels up!
Ingredients
1 kg lean beef mince
1 large free range egg
5 cups (350 gm) rolled oats
1 cup (100g) finely grated carrot Barking Good Meatballs - 27th June 2022
There will be lots of dish licking when you serve these morsels up! Ingredients 1 kg lean beef mince 1 large free range egg 5 cups (350 gm) rolled oats 1 cup (100g) finely grated carrot
My miniature poodle Crystal and I have joined the Dances with Dogs Club to start a new activity. Having watched dogs dancing around with their handlers, I thought it looked like fun, so off we went to give it a try. Dances With Dogs - 27th June 2022
My miniature poodle Crystal and I have joined the Dances with Dogs Club to start a new activity. Having watched dogs dancing around with their handlers, I thought it looked like fun, so off we went to give it a try.


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