Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Dog Harness Review - Makuti

In my last post on harnesses, I mentioned how I like the harnesses that have the double clasp because I dont have to lift my dog's legs to put it on.  Puddin (my Dachshund mix) has big floppy ears. So even thought I don't have to lift her leg, she probably doesn't appreciate me pulling most harnesses over her head.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Dog Harness Reviews - Premium TuffLock

In our last post on harnesses, I mentioned that I like figure H harnesses but I don't like lifting my dog's leg to put it on.  There are now several H style harnesses that have a double clasp in the back. Which means that we don't have to manipulate the dog at all.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Dog Harness Reviews - Figure H Harness

Over the years, the dogs have had several different type of harnesses.  We prefer harnesses over collars (but we do use collars for ID). And we prefer Figure H style harnesses over all over harnesses. But there are so many different types of figure H harnesses.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Pitfalls of Physical Manipulation in Dog Training

When we use luring, capturing, or shaping ( all hands off), followed by a treat to teach a behavior like sit, we are using positive reinforcement - much more pleasurable for the dog than using something aversive.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Jumping Up. Part VII - Separation Anxiety

Of course not every dog who displays frantic greeting behavior is suffering from separation anxiety. But pet parents should be aware that it could be one of the symptoms. And one of the many reasons why it is so imporant that we don't punish jumping up behavior. Punishing a stressed dog will just make the dog more stressed. Imagine a dog who is panicking while alone.  Who is overjoyed to see us when we finally get home. And we step on her feet, or spritz her or yell at him.

Excerpts from Malena DeMartini-Price's book "Treating Separation Anxiety In Dogs"

Mild-case separation anxiety dogs may leap about and even vocalize a bit when their owners return, but the key thing to notice is how quickly the dog is able to settle back down once the owner is present.

You’ll also see an increase in severity of some of the symptoms discussed in the mild category, such as the excessive greeting behavior. Moderate case dogs may have considerable difficulty calming down after the owners return and may display quite wildly when the owner walks through the door. This is not just the usual “happy to see you” routine, but screaming, body hurling and other shenanigans beyond the norm, possibly lasting for ten minutes or more without reprieve.

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