How To Stop Nervous Peeing In Puppies Or Dogs

Have you ever had a nervous wee? No judgement here, it happens. It's probably easier to talk about our dog's doing it though. I recently had a question to the inbox from Ally about her young pup of...

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...

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...

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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...

Training Multiple Dogs

Hi, it's Tenille here from Dog Matters, and I had a question come in about what to do if you've got multiple dogs to train but the dogs that aren't being trained feel like they're missing out, and they're crying or trying to come with you when you're taking the other...

Which Words Should You Use For Your Commands

  Hey, it's Tenielle here from Dog Matters and today we're going to talk about whether or not it is mean to tell our dogs what to do. Because a client asked me recently whether it was mean or cruel to be telling her dog what to do and making the dog do what we ask. So...

The Benefits Of Crate Training

Hi it's Tenille here from Dog Matters. And today we're gonna talk about crate training. Now many people see crates and think oh I don't want to put my dog in a cage so it would be really mean. But there's actually some really amazing benefits to crate training and...

Is It Mean To Tell Our Dogs What To Do?

Hey, it's Tenille here from Dog Matters and today we're going to talk about whether or not it is mean to tell our dogs what to do. Because a client asked me recently whether it was mean or cruel to be telling her dog what to do and making the dog do what we ask. So...

Springer Dog Bike Review

Do you hate to exercise? Are you too lazy to fit in exercise for both your dog, and yourself? Me too, that's why I got a dog bike attachment, now I can sit there while my dogs do all the work and get their exercise. Today we're going to be reviewing a dog bike...

Coming When Called: Don’t Ruin Your Dog’s Recall

Hey, it's Tenille here from Dog Matters. Today we're going to talk about the recall, which is coming when called. Now, there's many different ways to teach and practice coming when called with your dog, but there's a few rules to keep it consistent. You can check out...

Puppy Training: Does Your Vet Know This Key Point?

Originally posted on VitalAnimal.com “Hello. We need some puppy training. He is 14 weeks old and almost ready to start – we have just been waiting to take him out until it’s safe after his final vaccination” My heart sinks.  This is a call I receive all the time and...

Are You Overfeeding Your Dog?

Hey, it's Tenille here from Dog Matters. Today I want to talk to you about how much you're feeding your dog and what this has to do with training. Oftentimes, we're training using food rewards. So that's the first thing. A lot of people say to me, "It's...