Common (Dog) Sense

Hyper-arousal and anxiety

Your Emotional Needs Should Not Override Your Dogs Instinctive Needs

When dogs have no defined consistent rules and boundaries, have no understanding of respecting perso

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Discomfort

The Avoidance Of (administering) Discomfort

Applying discomfort, why is it considered such an evil concept by positive only and force free extre

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void

The Leadership Void

No social group can survive without some form of leadership. Without leadership we have chaos. Try a

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personalspace

The Importance Of Consistent Behavioural Boundaries

We teach young children behavioural boundaries, such as respecting others personal and social space,

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motheringdog Are you developing an overly dependent relationship with your dog?

Do You Have A Healthy Bond With Your Dog?

Having a strong healthy bond with your dog does not equate to creating an overly dependent and obses

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prey Is the mouse running due to a fear of death? Or is it just instinctively triggered to run due to the chase?

Do animals fear death?

Do prey run from predators due to a fear of dying (survival instinct), or does being chased just tri

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personalspace Mr Biden is a person that doesn't respect other peoples personal space

The Importance Of Controlling Personal Space

Understanding how our emotional energy paired with body language influences our relationship with ou

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resource Resource guarding its owner

But People Are Not Dogs

So many dog owners view when their dog assertively invades their personal space demanding their undi

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ecollar

Ecollar, the least invasive training tool available

Standard tools like halters, no-pull harnesses, slip collars, correction chains, prong collars, all

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Consequences A predictable unpleasant consequence overrides behaviour

Are You Really Stopping Unwanted Behaviours?

I had a conversation with a dog owner that raised her dog by purely positive methods. During that co

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13 February 2020
Training & Behaviour
When dogs have no defined consistent rules and boundaries, have no understanding of respecting personal and social space, and no impulse control, why wouldn't we expect to come across neurotic dogs in a state of continual hyper-arousal and emotional ...
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08 February 2020
Training & Behaviour
Applying discomfort, why is it considered such an evil concept by positive only and force free extremists, when its one of natures most powerful learning principles to help an animal understand what to avoid and to learn boundaries? No animal or soci...
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26 January 2020
Training & Behaviour
No social group can survive without some form of leadership. Without leadership we have chaos. Try and have a successful sports team with no perceived leadership, or weak leadership. Try and run a successful business without there being leadership.Pl...
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29 October 2019
Training & Behaviour
We teach young children behavioural boundaries, such as respecting others personal and social space, and to control their impulses. If we didn't, then we end up with very disrespectful children as they grow. However, not only are we teaching behaviou...
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26 October 2019
Soap Box
I tried to post this on my Facebook page, but due to its length, Facebook wouldn't post it. So here goes... I do expect a backlash, and I am sure it will not be my last word on this.My previous post on rescues (here) certainly brought out a lot of ov...
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30 September 2019
Training & Behaviour
Having a strong healthy bond with your dog does not equate to creating an overly dependent and obsessive relationship with your dog.When I see a dog that is overly dependent and obsessive with their owner or a particular family member, I always see a...
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