behaviour classes for dogs

January 10, 2016

Classical conditioning (Clicker training) and videos

Classical conditioning Clicker training is a positive way to train a dog, clickers come in different sizes and shapes, a classic one would be a box with a metal sheet inside and when pressed makes a noise (Click) which is then paired with food. The click is used to mark a good behaviour and then the reward always follows soon after. Clicker training encourages the dog to think and use its brain. Timing is everything in training and if you give the good dog at the wrong time it will give the dog mixed messages whereas with a clicker it […]
November 28, 2015

Avoid Table Scraps in Your Dog’s Diet

We have all done it. Our cute, little furry friend is practically smiling at us from beneath the kitchen table. The ears are perked and the tail is wagging. We know what our dog is after. Just a tiny tidbit from dinner would be delightful, right? What could it hurt? It is just a bite or two after all. Hold Fido’s ears he won’t want to hear this. A dog’s diet really should not contain table scraps. People food is just that…for people. A dog’s nutritional needs are not the same as a human’s. Sure, we eat some of the […]