This article, written by me, was originally published in DOG TRAINER magazine. How many of you have described or perceived your dog as being ‘dominant’. How would you define that? What behaviour is the dog displaying which brings you to that conclusion. This article will hopefully give you a better understanding of where the concept of dominance comes from and the truth about your dog’s behaviour. A while ago, I went […]

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It is essential to continue socialising your young adult dog very extensively. Around puberty in dogs which is when their hormones change at around 7 months onwards, dogs go through what is known as a secondary fear stage. This is often displayed as fearful behaviour towards things or sometimes people that they have never reacted to before. The fear may show itself as avoidance behaviour ? i.e. they look scared […]

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Pauline and Ranger’s Blog features Ranger the Collie and his owner Pauline Whittaker a Dog Trainer and behaviourist working in Worcestershire I have been working as a dog trainer for about 12 years and am an APDT member (00744) and a COAPE qualified behaviourist. Ranger is a two year old working sheepdog who was rescued as a puppy, he is a wonderful companion, but also competes at agility and CaniX; loves going to […]

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