Dog Tips

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  • user warning: Table './apbc_org_uk_@002d_member/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and last (automatic?) repair failed query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>Remember to reinforce good behaviour with attention &amp; praise – don’t fall into the trap of ignoring your dog when its behaving well, and telling it off (ie. giving it attention) when it is not.</p>\n', created = 1490582574, expire = 1490668974, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '1:eb66d9905127564ccd638b8355929c97' in /home/jbellapbc/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 108.
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  • user warning: Table './apbc_org_uk_@002d_member/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and last (automatic?) repair failed query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>Encourage your dog to play games. Different breeds respond to different games - find out what your dog enjoys the best.</p>\n', created = 1490582574, expire = 1490668974, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '1:1cfe761a513a2a6f9d1c0ff90453b8c4' in /home/jbellapbc/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 108.
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  • user warning: Table './apbc_org_uk_@002d_member/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and last (automatic?) repair failed query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>Periodically call your dog back to you when out walking. Place it on a lead and reward it with a brief game or a tasty bit of food and then let it off lead again. Your dog will then learn that coming back to you is good news and being placed on the lead does not mean the end of the walk!</p>\n', created = 1490582574, expire = 1490668974, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '1:8d46ff7180056950d97c09e581ed988a' in /home/jbellapbc/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 108.
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  • user warning: Table './apbc_org_uk_@002d_member/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and last (automatic?) repair failed query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>Give your dog something to do when it is left at home on its own. An activity toy stuffed with some tasty food will help to keep it occupied.</p>\n', created = 1490582574, expire = 1490668974, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '1:e1f04d0b512f9263db53ce351625f17c' in /home/jbellapbc/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 108.
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Dog-Tips

  • Remember to reinforce good behaviour with attention & praise – don’t fall into the trap of ignoring your dog when its behaving well, and telling it off (ie. giving it attention) when it is not.

  • Avoid the use of harsh training techniques. Your dog will respond much better to kind treatment.

  • Obtain your puppy from the right environment – where it will have had lots of interaction with the world and people around it – such as a puppy raised in a busy family home with children, other pets etc.

  • Systematically socialise your puppy early and get it used to its new environment - different noises and types of people as well as cars, bikes etc. Attend puppy socialisation classes – they are good fun for you as well as your dog.

  • Keep young children under control – a dog can only put up with being pestered for so long –it hasn’t got the ability to say “You’re stressing me, please leave me alone!”

  • Attend reputable training classes (members of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers, APDT,use only kind and fair training methods) and remember to practice at home.

  • Encourage your dog to play games. Different breeds respond to different games - find out what your dog enjoys the best.

  • Dogs should be exercised daily. Two reasonable walks a day are better than just one 3 hour walk at the weekend!

  • Periodically call your dog back to you when out walking. Place it on a lead and reward it with a brief game or a tasty bit of food and then let it off lead again. Your dog will then learn that coming back to you is good news and being placed on the lead does not mean the end of the walk!

  • Give your dog something to do when it is left at home on its own. An activity toy stuffed with some tasty food will help to keep it occupied.