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The Importance Of Controlling Personal Space

personalspace Mr Biden is a person that doesn't respect other peoples personal space
Understanding how our emotional energy paired with body language influences our relationship with ou...
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But People Are Not Dogs

resource Resource guarding its owner
So many dog owners view when their dog assertively invades their personal space demanding their undi...
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Ecollar, the least invasive training tool available

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Standard tools like halters, no-pull harnesses, slip collars, correction chains, prong collars, all ...
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Are You Really Stopping Unwanted Behaviours?

Consequences A predictable unpleasant consequence overrides behaviour
I had a conversation with a dog owner that raised her dog by purely positive methods. During that co...
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Mother (Nature) Knows Best!

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This is a great example of why when a mother raises her pups, the pups, as they mature, do not suffe...
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The Act of Punishment

punishment This is not punishment, its an act of abuse!
Many ask why are a majority of my posts about punishment? Well, isn't that the major issue we have n...
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It's never just about the dog

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I like to simplify things as much as possible when I am with clients to help them understand their d...
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Your dog does not love you

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"Your dog does not love you!" That is the number one comment I make that surprises many of my client...
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Killing Our Dogs With Love - the addiction of affection

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One of the most difficult concepts for many of my clients to fully accept, when they have called me ...
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A dogs emotional awareness, and its cognitive ability to control its emotions

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I raise this subject quite often, because it is so important to understand. Dogs are not consciously...
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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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