Is Your Dog A Fussy Eater?

For most people, their dogs seem like they’re always ready to eat - anything, anytime. If it’s food, the dog wants it. But for others, they are constantly trying to convince their dog to eat like a...

Work Your Dog’s Brain! Fun Mind Games For Your Dog

The Importance Of Mental Stimulation For Pets These days, everyone is busy. This means that many dogs spend a lot of time at home in the house or yard with not a lot to do. Yet at the same time, our...

Resource Guarding In Dogs

Resource guarding in dogs - When your dog shows aggression over food or other possessions… Resource guarding in dogs is a very common behaviour. Why does it happen? Resource guarding is a natural...

Shaping The Down With Emus Using Natural Bathing Behaviours

We want to teach the emus to lay down on cue. With dogs we usually lure them down to the ground with food. But it's a lot trickier to get the emus into position this way. Being in a vulnerable...

5  Things You Could Be Doing That Actually Make Your Dog Behave Worse!

1. Having a party when you get home. Do you leap on your dog like a 5 year old arriving to Disneyland each time you arrive home? This can actually create anxiety in your dog including separation...

Is Your Dog A Fussy Eater?

For most people, their dogs seem like they’re always ready to eat - anything, anytime. If it’s food, the dog wants it. But for others, they are constantly trying to convince their dog to eat like a parent with a toddler refusing to eat their broccoli. For some people...

Work Your Dog’s Brain! Fun Mind Games For Your Dog

The Importance Of Mental Stimulation For Pets These days, everyone is busy. This means that many dogs spend a lot of time at home in the house or yard with not a lot to do. Yet at the same time, our dogs have often been bred to work and use their amazing brains to do...

Resource Guarding In Dogs

Resource guarding in dogs - When your dog shows aggression over food or other possessions… Resource guarding in dogs is a very common behaviour. Why does it happen? Resource guarding is a natural trait for survival in the wild – if you don’t protect your food, someone...

Visiting Soi Dog

If you've never heard of the Soi Dog Foundation, prepare to be amazed. Several years ago I saw a documentary about this organisation and the great work they do, and I knew that if I were ever near them, I would have to visit. Well, Jamie and I just had a trip to...

What Emu Training Taught Me About Dogs, and Life

Emus are different to dogs. Dogs are different to each other, all individuals. Yet there are so many things between all creatures that are the same. So in some ways, we can learn a lesson for our dogs from a totally different species. And not just for dog training,...

Improving Your Dog’s Recall

How to improve your dog's recall? There’s a few rules to always keep in mind when you’re doing your recall. First, is that the recall is always highly rewarding. So use your dog’s best reward. That could be something really valuable like a meaty treat, a toy, a ball,...

Is Negative Reinforcement Negative?

Hey,here from Dog Matters and today we are going to talk about one of the four quadrants of operant conditioning. Negative reinforcement and is negative reinforcement actually a negative thing? So, if you have no idea what I'm talking about little these big dog...