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Negative Punishment For Dogs

Negative Punishment For Dogs

Dogs need discipline. Some dog owners find negative punishment effective when it comes to correcting their dogs. It almost always works and it’s humane as well as safe. Plus: it can help with healthy communication and developing good behaviour. Training is aimed at teaching your dog what types of behaviour is acceptable, and what are […]

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POSTED BY Dom IN Behaviour ON February 14, 2019


5 Essential Commands Worth Teaching Your Dog

5 Essential Commands Worth Teaching Your Dog

Just because your beloved dog is balanced, happy and healthy doesn’t mean he or she is obedient. Luckily, with a few basic tricks, you can manage certain unfavourable behaviours that you’re experiencing or that can creep in later. You could go to classes, or try these yourself and build a stronger connection with your pup. […]

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POSTED BY Dom IN Behaviour, Featured ON February 6, 2019


Do Cats And Dogs Understand Us When We Meaow Or Bark?

Do Cats And Dogs Understand Us When We Meaow Or Bark?

Probably not. The way our pets communicate is a lot more complicated. But there are things we can take note of to better understand and speak to them. Quixi Sonntag is a lecturer in animal behaviour and wellbeing at the University of Pretoria. She notes that we’d have to be very good at mimicking animal […]

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POSTED BY Pawsible Staff IN Behaviour ON January 31, 2019


Tips For Pets Afraid Of Thunder

Tips For Pets Afraid Of Thunder

You hear the crack of thunder in the distance and you cringe, knowing what follows next – a dog who is so afraid of the thunder that you struggle to keep him under control. But it doesn’t have to be that way. You can help your dog through the storm, making life easier for both […]

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POSTED BY Pawsible Staff IN Behaviour ON January 28, 2019


The Most Feared Dogs May Also Be The Most Misunderstood

The Most Feared Dogs May Also Be The Most Misunderstood

Many countries ban pit bulls as a dangerous breed but “there’s no science that bears that idea out,” says this author. The American pit bull; we either love them or hate them. In 2014, a four-year-old was severely injured in Phoenix, Arizona and author Bronwen Dickey took on the task of understanding why this breed […]

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POSTED BY Pawsible Staff IN Behaviour ON January 15, 2019


Do Dogs Dream?

Do Dogs Dream?

Let sleeping dogs lie, they say. Well, it would be a lot easier if it didn’t look like they were chasing cats, rabbits, or even maybe dragonflies in their sleep. But, are those twitches dreams? At the structural level, the brains of dogs are similar to those of humans. Also, during sleep the brain wave patterns of […]

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7 Tips to Save Your Garden From Your Dog

7 Tips to Save Your Garden From Your Dog

Your once-gorgeous lawn, garden, or fence-line now looks like a mini war zone, pockmarked with holes, savaged turf, and devastated vegetables. You know who’s to blame: your dog! Why does your dog keep digging up the yard? What can you do about it? “What the… I only planted that this morning!” Whatever breed of dog you […]

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POSTED BY Pawsible Staff IN Behaviour ON January 8, 2019


This Simple Trick Stops Your Dog Licking You

This Simple Trick Stops Your Dog Licking You

I have a one-year-old black Lab. He is a very sweet dog, but we cannot get him to stop licking us. When I say licking … I mean that we cannot pet him without getting licked.  What can we do to stop this behavior? Nine times out of 10, your dog is licking to show affection. Remember […]

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POSTED BY Pawsible Staff IN Behaviour ON January 7, 2019


2 Hot Tips For Dealing With Leash Aggression

2 Hot Tips For Dealing With Leash Aggression

Like a case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, the leash-aggressive dog is calm, cool, and downright polite when walking among people or around dogs off-leash. But hook on a leash, and he lunges, barks, and snaps at the sight of another dog. Has this scenario reduced you to mapping out walks where you know […]

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POSTED BY Pawsible Staff IN Behaviour ON January 4, 2019