Mark's Dog Blog

The Emotive Based Unreality

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It astounds me how many videos are now on social media (literally 10's of thousands), showing dogs b...
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Is your dog suffering in silence at the hands of your Vet Behaviourist?

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Psychotropic medication should ALWAYS be a last resort.. Not the first go-to option that is now beco...
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Is there a correlation between current training methodology & the increase in dog bites?

Is there a correlation between current training methodology & the increase in dog bites?
I have been working with dogs full-time in a professional capacity for 36 years now.. So I feel this...
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My views on Victoria Stilwells latest blog

My views on Victoria Stilwells latest blog
I don't follow Victoria Stilwell, as in my opinion she has done a lot of harm to the dog training fr...
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Utopia doesn't exist for our dogs

Utopia doesn't exist for our dogs
A person that informs you that a particular tool is abusive, and yet hasn't even bothered to educate...
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Can RSPCA be trusted to help our dogs?

rspcakills Really?
RSPCA are one the biggest killers of dogs with behavioural issues, not only in Australia, but every ...
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The 'furbaby syndrome', the humanising of dogs

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It doesn't surprise me the emotive backlash I received from a 'few' dog owners in regards to my Face...
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No censorship, and that anthropomorphic 'love' word again

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I don't mind people visiting to my Facebook page and disagreeing with my professional views, as ever...
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Prozac and the dog that shouldn't be.

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I am angry..Yes angry, for 2 reasons. A beautiful GSD, forced onto psychotropic medication, and main...
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What does the future hold for dog ownership?

What does the future hold for dog ownership?
Where is society heading, and what does the future hold in regards to our relationship with the dome...
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Latest Posts

21 July 2019
Understanding how our emotional energy paired with body language influences our relationship with our dog (and its environment), is probably the most important concept to be aware of in regards to raising an emotionally stable dog, and to ensure a ha...
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08 July 2019
So many dog owners view when their dog assertively invades their personal space demanding their undivided attention, and even mouthing and biting as cute, or even their dog expressing love for them. Would you accept this type of behaviour from anothe...
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09 June 2019
I had a conversation with a dog owner that raised her dog by purely positive methods. During that conversation we discussed ways to stop unwanted or dangerous behaviours. I suggested to her, that unless a dog has a reason to avoid a behaviour, then t...
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29 May 2019
It astounds me how many videos are now on social media (literally 10's of thousands), showing dogs being trained with tools such as ecollars and prong collars. dogs enjoying their training dogs not abuseddogs not working out of feardogs not shutting ...
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26 May 2019
This is a great example of why when a mother raises her pups, the pups, as they mature, do not suffer from overly anxious and hyper-aroused behaviour, as when they are raised with humans. See how the mother calms her pups; she will not reward and the...
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06 May 2019
A person that informs you that a particular tool is abusive, and yet hasn't even bothered to educate them self or learnt how to use it correctly, must be refusing to personally validate their own views with practical experience because the emotional ...
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05 May 2019
Standard tools like halters, no-pull harnesses, slip collars, correction chains, prong collars, all use physical pressure/force to apply negative reinforcement and positive punishment. An ecollar on the other hand applies NO physical force on the dog...
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03 May 2019
RSPCA are one the biggest killers of dogs with behavioural issues, not only in Australia, but every country they operate in. You only have to look up their statistics. A society that is supposed to be an advocate for animals and have sworn to protect...
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