Dog Behaviour

The Consequences of Dog Punishment – Part 2

Posted by on July 4, 2013 at 10:25 am

The last article discussed some of the fall-outs, or side effects if you prefer, of punishment. In this article I will discuss other side effects such as aggression, and learned helplessness. As a matter of interest, these side effects stand true for punishment perpetrated on our dogs, other pets, and other people! Aggression is defined […]

Dog Punishment – What Happens When We Punish?

Posted by on April 22, 2013 at 4:45 pm

First in a Series of Dog Punishment Articles and The Side Effects We live in a society where punishment is a regulator of behavior, so it’s not surprising that punishment is often the first choice for correcting a dogs’ misbehavior. I’m not saying punishment doesn’t work – sometimes it is very effective – but at […]

Why Do Dogs Bark?

Posted by on April 3, 2013 at 11:16 am

This is one of the problems that affects the dog, owners, and the community the most. It’s annoying and tiring to hear your dog bark all the time, or most of the time; your neighbors readily complain about the noise, which annoys them just as much or even more than it annoys you; and the […]

Dogs Eat Poop – Why They Do This and How To Discourage It

Posted by on June 2, 2012 at 11:31 pm

Dogs Eat Poop – Why They Do This and How To Discourage It By Alexandra Santos Eating faeces is a practice that many dogs participate in which virtually all dog owners find absolutely disgusting. They don’t just eat their own faeces either, they often eat the faeces of other dogs, cats, horses and the faeces […]

How to Communicate With Your Dog

Posted by on February 26, 2012 at 2:55 pm
How to Communicate With Your Dog

It is quite easy to misunderstand what a dog is trying to tell us. Their language is made up of sounds and body signals which have different meanings. The trick is to assess all the body signals and sounds in a holistic fashions because it is the combination of the signals and sounds that really […]