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Using positive behaviour to control dogs

Using positive behaviour to control dogs

Ask most teachers, and they will tell you that the best way to get a child to behave is with rewards, not punishments. This works doubly on dogs. Animals are more simplistic than humans, so they do not really have a concept of right and wrong. However, they do know what is good and what is bad for them.

Treats and praise, for example, are good. Scolding, meanwhile, is bad. However, it can be difficult for a dog to know why they are being punished. If you shout at them when they get up on the sofa, or if they are too noisy, they may not understand why you have suddenly decided to be nasty to...

Dog feeding lifehacks that will surprise you

Dog feeding lifehacks that will surprise you

Owning a dog can be stressful and involves a lot of work. However, not every aspect of looking after them needs to be difficult. Here are several lifehacks that can make your life a lot easier.

 

Put a ball in your dog's food to discourage speedy ...

How to prevent territorial spraying

How to prevent territorial spraying

Dogs are, by nature, territorial creatures. This knowledge, however, is not all that comforting when your pet is incessantly urinating up the arm of your sofa to claim it as its own. Territorial marking can be a real pain and can easily reoccur if...

Giving your dog a job

Giving your dog a job

Every responsible owner knows that a dog needs plenty of exercise to stay physically healthy. However, this is not the only reason you would take your pet out for a walk. Hard work is great for a dog's mental health, and many breeds need to be tre...