Resource Guarding

Resource Guarding
06 June, 2017

Resource Guarding

Does your puppy or dog, lift its lip and snarl, growl, bare its teeth, snap at you, or freeze like a statue over its food bowl when you approach? Does the same behaviour apply if you attempt to remove their bone or a toy from their mouth? This behaviour (see Resource Guarding version 1 2017) often escalates...

Toxic Foods
06 June, 2017

Toxic Foods

Did you know that there are many human foods that are extremely toxic to dog and if ingested can be fatal? Here is a list of human foods and drinks that you should NEVER feed your dog.

House Soiling – Why Does It Still Happen?
06 June, 2017

House Soiling – Why Does It Still Happen?

Some dogs mature and still house soil. This information sheet may help to determine what is happening. Positive Response Dog Training is able to come to you to help with house soiling and other toilet training issues, book here!

Vaccinations vs Socialisation In Young Puppies
06 June, 2017

Vaccinations vs Socialisation In Young Puppies

It is critical to understand that puppies need to learn great socialisation skills in their young lives from a very early age. There is much confusion about vaccinations vs socialisation, for more information puppy socialization.

Socialisation & Choosing A Good Puppy School
06 June, 2017

Socialisation & Choosing A Good Puppy School

Finding a qualified trainer (not just a vet nurse) who runs a premium puppy school will give you and your pup a head start to life. While puppies and children are not the same, their behaviour runs on a parallel. Much like the child who gets a great educational start in their early years, so...

One Puppy Or Two?
06 June, 2017

One Puppy Or Two?

Buying a puppy can sometimes mean your heart reaches out past your head and you find yourself bringing home the brother or sister. Well meaning family or friends often give incorrect advice such as two dogs mean they keep each other company. Is this a good idea?

Bringing Home Sibling Puppies
06 June, 2017

Bringing Home Sibling Puppies

What emotional toll does bringing home sibling puppies take, both short and long term? An article written from the puppies’ and trainer’s perspective.

A New Puppy
06 June, 2017

A New Puppy

The kids have been hounding you, its close to Christmas, birthdays coming up. You walk past the pet store and before you know it…a new puppy.

Dominance – A Misguided Word
06 June, 2017

Dominance – A Misguided Word

Dominance and the Alpha theory. Why is it so misused? and why must people bow to the belief that scruffing puppies, jerking on check chains and yelling at your dog works?