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Leaving your dog alone at home

You may be, like many people, little available during the day for your dog. Your days may be full! But not your dog’s! And yes, Jack is waiting for you all day! Maybe he even makes you some nonsense to keep busy. What if you could change that? What if your dog’s day ends up fuller? Do you want any clues? Read this article! 1 Teach him to be alone Of course, your dog must learn to be alone. It is not natural for him to be alone, since it is a source of stress, boredom, even danger. An extra canine companion, is not always a solution, since they can get bored with two. So here are the main steps to teach your dog to stay alone. -Don’t ritualize your departures. So change the obvious signs of your departures and trivialize them. Also, make a “false start.” Grab your car keys, put on your coat and sit on your couch to watch TV. Or without warning, without putting on your shoes, get out of your house! The goal is to trivialize his rituals, break them so that they no longer cause stress for your dog. You can also ignore your […]

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My dog doesn’t like to go to strangers

Your dog doesn’t like to go to strangers! This is something that really hurts you, because your dog doesn’t really seem to like contacts! Shouldn’t he like petting like any “good dog”? Is there a problem with him? And above all, how can we help him to love strangers? The sociable animal dog The sociable nature of the good family dog is often highlighted when talking about a balanced dog. It is said that an animal is sociable when it can organize itself socially with several individuals. In addition, the dog must be able to: organize in a group of individuals in a sustainable way that he can communicate without any problems and that it can also collaborate with individuals without seeking conflict It is therefore often natural to think and wait for the family dog to be sociable with everyone. It’s more complicated than that! Ideas The dog is not a caressing dispensary. Yes, he has the right to be introverted, or not to like to receive caresses or solicitations from other humans. In fact, he doesn’t even have to love making contact with his master. Every dog is different, but it is true that most dogs do not […]

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Treats: how not to be dependent on them?

Many animals, including dogs, are educated with food rewards. In fact, this is the easiest thing to use. And it is the most exploited reward for making shows and films of any kind. This is so that the animal can associate what is asked of it in the most positive way possible, but also because it is a very deep reinforcer for most animals. However, using the treat is sometimes very scary when talking about dog education. And that’s mainly because the owners are afraid to be dependent on the treat in front of their dog! Clearly, they are afraid of having to “negotiate” non-stop with them and become a fridge. So, how do you not to be addicted, while making your dog happy? Dog Learning Principles In order not to fall into the trap of dependence on treats, one must first know the principles of learning the dog. For starters, learning is a set of memorization processes implemented by the dog. It therefore memorizes indications that it can tighten up depending on the context. There are several types of learning in dogs: Classical conditioning is the first type of learning in which the dog’s body responds to an environmental stimulus. […]

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How do I get my stubborn dog to obey me?

What is a stubborn dog? What is referred to as a stubborn dog is often a disobedient dog. The word stubborn is actually a label that is put to all sauces, much like the word “dominant”. What is misunderstood is often labelled and also for our benefit! Indeed a dog “dominant” with his master because he grumbles him … is if one thinks a dog not dominant, but uncomfortable and having a bad relationship with its owner. Similarly a stubborn dog can be a lot of things. Stubborn is therefore a shortcut that prevents us from analyzing the situation and often prevents us from questioning ourselves. If you start to really take an interest in the behaviour of dogs, you quickly realize that there is often a gap between what you think you are observing and reality. All for a good reason: we do not have an omniscient point of view. So not only do we not know everything, but we influence the lives of our dogs through our attitudes, our thoughts and our goals. To think that our dog is stubborn is therefore a well-established belief accepted by many because of the attitudes that the dog will propose. A […]

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The Golden Retriever

The golden retriever is a successful dog, and this is normal since it is elegant, quiet, and an excellent pet dog, even though many subjects are still used for hunting or work. Of English nationality, its origins remain a little unclear. They have only been known with precision since the Second World War. It is believed to be the result of the mating of a yellow male, from flat-haired retrievers, with a female tweedy-water spaniel breed fire. Table of content 1 Morphology of the breed 2 Golden retriever’s activity 3 Skills 4 Character of the golden retriever 5 Care 6 Health of the golden retriever Morphology of the golden retriever The male golden retriever measures 56 to 61 cm at the withers and the female 51 to 56 cm. Its average weight is between 25 and 32 kg. Its wide and well-chiseled head inspires confidence. It has medium-sized drooping ears. Its tail, long, is worn at the back and should not curl at the end. His muscular and solidly built body makes him fit for physical work. Its flat or wavy hair is medium-length, with good fringes on the limbs, chest and tail. Her dress is light in color. All shades of gold or cream are […]

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