Mark's Dog Blog

The 'furbaby syndrome', the humanising of dogs

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

I don't mind people visiting to my Facebook page and disagreeing with my professional views, as ever...
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Your dog does not love you

"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

One of the most difficult concepts for many of my clients to fully accept, when they have called me ...
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Is your dog suffering in silence at the hands of your Vet Behaviourist?

Psychotropic medication should ALWAYS be a last resort.. Not the first go-to option that is now beco...
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Prozac and the dog that shouldn't be.

I am angry..Yes angry, for 2 reasons. A beautiful GSD, forced onto psychotropic medication, and main...
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A dogs emotional awareness, and its cognitive ability to control its emotions

I raise this subject quite often, because it is so important to understand. Dogs are not consciously...
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Punishment, the evil word in dog training

I am becoming very bored with the statement, " we don't need to use violence to train a dog " The po...
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We all want to avoid discomfort

Consistency is the biggest hurdle for most dog owners when it comes to being successful at training ...
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The good dog bad dog that isn't, and what the future holds

KISS I am one that believes in keeping things simple, and easy to understand. Dog training and behav...
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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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