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Training Methods

On October 1st, 2008

Training Methods

On October 1st, 2008

This article first appeared in the March/April 2006 issue of Dogs Life.   Dog training is an essential part of a dogs life, but it can also be very confusing because of the many different forms of training available. Michelle Minehan explains a few of the most common training methods.   Have you ever wondered […]

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Importance of Training

On September 9th, 2008

Importance of Training

On September 9th, 2008

This article first appeared in the March/April 2006 issue of Dogs Life. The importance of dog training and its positive impact on society is unfortunately underrated in our community. Dogs Life editor Nadia Crighton investigates why training should be mandatory for all people who get dogs, big or small. At the park, on the street and in […]

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Dog Training – Retrieval

On June 22nd, 2008

Dog Training – Retrieval

On June 22nd, 2008

Many dog guardians would love to teach their dog to retrieve. With a little bit of patience and dog training on retrieval,  Dogs Life will have your dog, young or old, retrieving the ball in no time at all. Teaching a dog to retrieve comprises many things. The two main things to remember are consistency […]

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The ABCs of dog training

On April 16th, 2008

The ABCs of dog training

On April 16th, 2008

Position changes are like the ABCs of dog training. Although you can achieve a reasonable level of control over your dog just by having a reliable sit, teaching stand and down gives you greater options and will make training more interesting. Delta behavioural trainer Karin Larsen Bridge from Get S.M.A.R.T (Successful Motivation And Reward Trained) […]

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Crate Training for dogs

On February 14th, 2008

Crate Training for dogs

On February 14th, 2008

Dog trainer Karin Larsen Bridge explains the advantages and disadvantages of crate training for dogs. A dog crate is a container designed to safely confine dogs on a short-term basis. Once used only for competitions, travel or convalescence, the crate has increasingly found its way into the average pet home. Introduced correctly and used appropriately, […]

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good behaviour

Dogs with problem behaviour can be a danger to themselves and others. Kristie Bradfield discovers how rehabilitation can help them live happier lives. As a dog owner, you’ve probably had a few encounters with threatening or antisocial canines. You know the type: the minute you step into the dog park, they accost you with unbridled […]

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german spitz

The remarkable German Spitz has a smile worth a million dollars and the personality to match. By Dr Rob Zammit. Like the Poodle, Schnauzer and Dachshund, the German Spitz comes in more than one size. There is the Klein, between 23-29cm, and the Mittel, 30-38cm. It’s believed the German Spitz descended from Samoyed-type dogs which […]

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Guide dog puppies receive 3,600 new toys!

Guide Dogs Australia has received a donation of more than 3,500 new toys so puppies in training can enjoy some well-earned puppy play in their downtime. The donation drive run by PETstock’s charity arm, PETstock Assist, saw a KONG donated for every KONG purchased in- store during the month of April. PETstock Charity Coordinator, Jessica […]

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dog film set

Want to see your dog on the big screen? Animal trainer and handler Peta Clarke tells us it’s important to have the right dog for the job.   It’s not every dog that loves the limelight. This is a really important thing to recognise as we move forward in looking for and ultimately selecting a […]

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It’s far easier to teach your pooch good habits from the start than to retrain your dog later. Danielle Chenery asks the experts for their top tips on stopping dogs from jumping up. Nothing says “I love you” like the full-bodied greeting of an excited pooch jumping on its master after any absence, long or […]

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