Channel 5 joins forces with The Dogfather on hunt for Britain’s naughtiest pups

Channel 5 joins forces with The Dogfather on hunt for Britain’s naughtiest pups

Then they could become the star of the next Channel 5 series of Dogs Behaving (Very) Badly.The Channel 5 series will start filming soon (Picture: Channel 5)‘Often it’s because we don’t reward the good bits, because we get stuck in telling them off for what they do,’ he said.

Dogs endure emotional difficulties in puberty like humans, says study

Dogs endure emotional difficulties in puberty like humans, says study

Asher said she hoped the findings would help owners be more understanding of their dogs and cut them some slack, noting there is a spike in owners taking their dogs to shelters when the animals hit puberty.“Perhaps they are not misbehaving just because they are naughty, but it is just like in humans – the hormones are raging and there are things going on in the brain,” she said.

Majority of dogs suffer from anxiety, study finds

Majority of dogs suffer from anxiety, study finds

According to researchers, who studied the behaviours of more than 13,000 pet dogs in Finland, 72.5 per cent of the pups exhibit traits such as noise sensitivity, fearfulness, fear of surfaces and heights, inattention/impulsivity, compulsion, separation-related behaviour, or aggression.

12 canine commandments

12 canine commandments

-Dog training and behaviour is very crucial.Dogs can learn close to 300 words – all we humans have to do is understand their body language and learn to read 30-odd calming signals in them.

Plea to find home for puppy confined in pen while family played with other dog

Plea to find home for puppy confined in pen while family played with other dog

Sue was persuaded to stay in Zante after seeing one too many puppies dumped in boxes (Picture: Healing Paws Animal Rescue/Sue Deeth) Raymond is being taken to a dog behaviourist to get him used to life out of his pen (Picture: Healind Paws/Sue Deeth)Raymond has been tested clear for bloodbourne illnesses and has had his vaccinations.

Positive reinforcements: How to train dogs

Positive reinforcements: How to train dogs

- Dogs learn by trying out different behaviour and associating the consequences that arise as a result of that behaviour.- Always end the training on a positive note and reward your dog.Train your puppy for a sitting posture using treats.

Dog’s behaviour myths busted

Dog’s behaviour myths busted

Myth: You can’t train a puppy for the first six months Reality: Puppies begin learning from their mother and siblings almost immediately after birth. Reality: When learning something new, whether it’s dog or human, a reward is a motivating factor to want to be successful.

My Gay Dog and Other Animals review – this hump-filled hour is a real slog

My Gay Dog and Other Animals review – this hump-filled hour is a real slog

My Gay Dog and Other Animals (Channel 4) purports to be an examination of the science behind same-sex behaviour in the animal kingdom, but it is, essentially, the kind of segment that might have sustained 10 minutes on Eurotrash, stretched out over one long, hump-filled hour.

Millions of dogs in UK left feeling 'frightened and lonely' when home alone warns RSCPA

Millions of dogs in UK left feeling 'frightened and lonely' when home alone warns RSCPA

DogKind poster released with campaign (Image: RSPCA) A quarter of owners went on to confess their working hours make it difficult for them to care for their dog as “they would like” while one in five admitted witnessing signs associated with separation related behaviour.

Dog walker caught smacking pet on owner’s hidden camera

Dog walker caught smacking pet on owner’s hidden camera

Jacqueline Wilkins is filmed striking the dog (Picture: SWNS) Bella the boxer’s behaviour changed after the incident (Picture: SWNS) ‘I was shocked when I first saw the footage because it’s not something I’d have thought I had to worry about from someone who is supposed to love dogs,’ he said.

Training Your Dog to Stay Calm Around His Dog Bowl

Training Your Dog to Stay Calm Around His Dog Bowl

( Note : Do not attempt to hand feed your dog if he has a history of aggressive behavior, e.g. snapping, lunging, biting.) Next, lower the bowl again, praise and hand feed while your dog remains sitting, and so on, until you can lower the bowl all the way to the floor.

Experts warn that shouting at your dog could lead to worse behaviour

Experts warn that shouting at your dog could lead to worse behaviour

But animal experts are warning that yelling is the worst thing you can do if you’re trying to train your dog. Dr. Haywood says it’s important for dog owners to remember that their pets aren’t human, so they’re not going to respond in the same way.

How to Teach Your Dog to Perform a Fixed Behavior Chain

How to Teach Your Dog to Perform a Fixed Behavior Chain

Once your dog picks up the toy, start backchaining by cueing “drop it.” Once your dog drops the toy into the box, click and treat. Repeat steps five and six many times, so the dog is really jazzed about dropping the toy into the box to earn the click and treat.

Barking pain

Barking pain

Excitement: Most young dogs are very excitable by nature – barking around meal times or morning or evening walks. As soon as he stops barking, run up to him and praise and treat him. So, if your dog barks continuously, you can train him to become a well-behaved pooch.

Behavioral Help for Your Pet

Behavioral Help for Your Pet

Professionals in the pet-behavior field fall into four main categories:TrainersCertified Professional Dog Trainers (CPDTs)Applied Animal Behaviorists, Certified Applied Animal Behaviorists (CAABs) and Associate Certified Applied Animal Behaviorists (ACAABs)Diplomats of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists (Dip ACVBs)Here are some frequently asked questions from pet parents who are seeking professional behavioral help for their pet:What are the differences between pet-behavior professionals?TrainersPet trainers use a number of different titles, such as “behavior counselor,” “pet psychologist” and “pet therapist.” The level of education and experience among this group of professionals varies greatly.

8 Chihuahua Gifts for Dog Lovers

8 Chihuahua Gifts for Dog Lovers

With pages full of comical and charming photography of Chihuahuas tackling their many “duties” and self-appointed household roles, this engaging book makes an ideal gift for dog lovers who love seeing their favorite breed exhibit this delightful, amusing behavior.

Dog Obedience Training: What Is a Static Correction Dog Collar?

Dog Obedience Training: What Is a Static Correction Dog Collar?

Static correction dog collars, like PetSafe’s Remote Trainer Dog Collar, are designed to interrupt and decrease negative behaviors, including your dog barking, running away, digging or jumping.

Pet Obesity: Long-Term Effects and How to Help

Pet Obesity: Long-Term Effects and How to Help

If you have an obese dog or obese cat, you’ll likely need to put in place a combination of dietary, behavioral and environmental changes to help your pet lose weight.

Teach Your Dog ‘Behavior Chains’ With Clicker Training

Teach Your Dog ‘Behavior Chains’ With Clicker Training

In fixed behavior chains and behavior chains with handler cues, parents or trainers offer a primary reinforcer, such as PureBites chicken breast freeze-dried dog treats, after the dog completes the last behavior in the chain.

Anti-puppy farm campaigner’s dog ‘stolen in targeted theft’

Anti-puppy farm campaigner’s dog ‘stolen in targeted theft’

Diddy the six-year-old miniature pinscher went missing from Niki’s Berkshire home in the middle of the night and has not been seen since (Picture: INS)The animal rights activist and dog behaviourist has launched the hashtag ‘#findourdiddy’ and has received widespread support to try and find her missing pooch.

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