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2 days ago

Tricks!
Teach your dog a middle !

Ah tricks, I don't need to teach my dog a trick I hear you say ! πŸ‘‚πŸ»πŸ‘„πŸ‘€πŸΆ

Well did you know tricks have a place in training . They can help us engage , distract our dogs from things we’d rather they didn’t do and keep our dogs safe!

Here’s one which is great fun to do and can keep your dog safe around fast moving things or something large and slow moving too ! That might a horse passing by or perhaps bicycles on those busy canal tow paths, a narrow lane or a dog that is on lead and you wan to give to space. 🚲🐴

Also great for mixing up recall !

For more tricks and training keep an eye out for our September puppy class dates or book a 1-1

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You got Winnie well trained Sam she’s coming on a yreat

How big she is 😭😭😬

4 days ago

𝔸 π••π• π•˜π•€ 𝕖π•ͺ𝕖 π•§π•šπ•–π•¨ - π•€π•–π•–π•šπ•Ÿπ•˜ π•₯𝕙𝕖 𝕨𝕠𝕣𝕝𝕕 π•—π•£π• π•ž 𝕒 π••π• π•˜π•€ 𝕑𝕖𝕣𝕀𝕑𝕖𝕔π•₯π•šπ•§π•–. πŸ’œ

We see the world through our eyes . Dogs too, but they primarily see the world through their nose.

They have a whopping 300 million or so olfactory receptors (those are the things that pick up scent by the way!) Compared with a measly 6 million going to us humans!

So you can see why a dog sees the world through its nose!! 🐾

Funnily enough dogs also don't enter the world speaking human!

It’s all just sound to them so when we use words they have no meaning.

They have no association with anything unless we show them what those words mean.

We do that by pairing words with a β€˜good lad’ or β€˜good girl’ and popping a piece of food in their mouths!

They learn that it's nice and think β€˜I'll do that again’.

π”Έπ•Ÿπ•• 𝕀𝕠 π•₯𝕙𝕖 π•šπ•Ÿπ•šπ•₯π•šπ•’π• π•“π•’π•£π•£π•šπ•–π•£ 𝕠𝕗 π•”π• π•žπ•žπ•¦π•Ÿπ•šπ•”π•’π•₯π•šπ• π•Ÿ π•šπ•€ π•“π•£π•šπ••π•˜π•–π•• π•’π•Ÿπ•• 𝕒 π•¨π• π•Ÿπ••π•–π•£π•—π•¦π• π•Ÿπ•–π•¨ 𝕨𝕠𝕣𝕝𝕕 π•šπ•€ π•—π• π•£π•žπ•–π••.

So next time your dog doesn't understand what you're asking of it, ask yourself this:

- Do they understand?

- Have you rewarded that thing enough times for it to start having some meaning?

Also ask yourself if you are consistent or do you bend the rules, move the goalposts and confuse your dog?

Then there's fear.

We can't rationalise fear to a dog. We have to build trust and support our dogs through the scary stuff.

Looking at the world through their eyes (and nose) can really help us to start to understand how they see the world and where we need to bridge those gaps

If you're struggling with your pupper right now then do get in touch. Let’s learn to speak dog together.

Head over to our website:

πŸ“²https://thegreatoutpaws.info

Or, contact me directly:

πŸ’œ hello@thegreatoutpaws.info

#Idle #Eccleshill #Undercliffe #Thackley #wrose #dogtraining #puppytraining
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𝔸 π••π• π•˜π•€ 𝕖π•ͺ𝕖 π•§π•šπ•–π•¨ - π•€π•–π•–π•šπ•Ÿπ•˜ π•₯𝕙𝕖 𝕨𝕠𝕣𝕝𝕕 π•—π•£π• π•ž 𝕒 π••π• π•˜π•€ 𝕑𝕖𝕣𝕀𝕑𝕖𝕔π•₯π•šπ•§π•–. πŸ’œ

We see the world through our eyes . Dogs too, but they primarily see the world through their nose. 

They have a whopping 300 million or so olfactory receptors (those are the things that pick up scent by the way!) Compared with a measly 6 million going to us humans! 

So you can see why a dog sees the world through its nose!! 🐾

Funnily enough dogs also dont enter the world speaking human! 

It’s all just sound to them so when we use words they have no meaning. 

They have no association with anything unless we show them what those words mean. 

We do that by pairing words with a β€˜good lad’ or β€˜good girl’ and popping a piece of food in their mouths! 

They learn that its nice and think β€˜Ill do that again’.

π”Έπ•Ÿπ•• 𝕀𝕠 π•₯𝕙𝕖 π•šπ•Ÿπ•šπ•₯π•šπ•’π• π•“π•’π•£π•£π•šπ•–π•£ 𝕠𝕗 π•”π• π•žπ•žπ•¦π•Ÿπ•šπ•”π•’π•₯π•šπ• π•Ÿ π•šπ•€ π•“π•£π•šπ••π•˜π•–π•• π•’π•Ÿπ•• 𝕒 π•¨π• π•Ÿπ••π•–π•£π•—π•¦π• π•Ÿπ•–π•¨ 𝕨𝕠𝕣𝕝𝕕 π•šπ•€ π•—π• π•£π•žπ•–π••.

So next time your dog doesnt understand what youre asking of it, ask yourself this:

- Do they understand? 

- Have you rewarded that thing enough times for it to start having some meaning?

Also ask yourself if you are consistent or do you bend the rules, move the goalposts and confuse your dog? 

Then theres fear. 

We cant rationalise fear to a dog. We have to build trust and support our dogs through the scary stuff. 

Looking at the world through their eyes (and nose) can really help us to start to understand how they see the world and where we need to bridge those gaps 

If youre struggling with your pupper right now then do get in touch. Let’s learn to speak dog together.

Head over to our website: 

πŸ“²https://thegreatoutpaws.info

Or, contact me directly: 

πŸ’œ hello@thegreatoutpaws.info 

#Idle #Eccleshill #Undercliffe #Thackley #wrose #dogtraining #puppytraining
6 days ago

πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸΎ Meet Milo! πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸΎ

You may have seen Milo on our page before as part of the gang.

He is a super happy pooch but is a grand old size now that he’s moving into adulthood. πŸ’œ

Milo struggles to stay still and has the most wriggly bottom I've ever known!

This gets him in a pickle when it comes to being able to remain calm when visitors come to the house, among other things such as meal times.

We had a session with Milo where we taught him to settle on a blanket.

Teaching him that being calm and relaxed got rewarded whilst using a target like a blanket, helped Milo to understand what we are asking of him.

We also did some work around desensitising knocks on the door, teaching Milo that knocking doesn't always predict visitors and that calm relaxed behaviour gets the door open.

Within an hour of Milo's session I received a picture of him settling on the blanket and the following message:

πŸ“² "Thought you might like to see this, normally when we have dinner he's at the table trying to get at some.
This was him tonight, he put himself there! THANKYOU!!"

To book a free consultancy with us about your dog and their behaviour, follow the link below πŸ‘‡πŸ»

thegreatoutpaws.info/contact/

#Idle #Eccleshill #Undercliffe #Thackley #wrose #dogtraining #puppytraining #enrichment
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πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸΎ Meet Milo! πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸΎ

You may have seen Milo on our page before as part of the gang. 

He is a super happy pooch but is a grand old size now that he’s moving into adulthood. πŸ’œ

Milo struggles to stay still and has the most wriggly bottom Ive ever known! 

This gets him in a pickle when it comes to being able to remain calm when visitors come to the house, among other things such as meal times. 

We had a session with Milo where we taught him to settle on a blanket. 

Teaching him that being calm and relaxed got rewarded whilst using a target like a blanket, helped Milo to understand what we are asking of him. 

We also did some work around desensitising knocks on the door, teaching Milo that knocking doesnt always predict visitors and that calm relaxed behaviour gets the door open. 

Within an hour of Milos session I received a picture of him settling on the blanket and the following message: 

πŸ“² Thought you might like to see this,  normally when we have dinner hes at the table trying to get at some. 
This was him tonight, he put himself there! THANKYOU!!

To book a free consultancy with us about your dog and their behaviour, follow the link below πŸ‘‡πŸ»

https://thegreatoutpaws.info/contact/

#Idle #Eccleshill #Undercliffe #Thackley #wrose #dogtraining #puppytraining #enrichment

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Well done Milo you beauty. ❀️❀️

1 week ago

🐾 Canine Enrichment 🐾

We hear the term canine enrichment used so much these days that we can get a little confused about what it actually is.

It really isn’t anything fancy...

It’s sniffing for that scent they picked up on the breeze, chewing on a favourite toy, chasing a ball, or running in the bushes after a bird.

To your dog, it's whatever makes them happy. πŸ’œ

What does your dog love to do that makes them happy?

Can you use that to help them settle, keep them busy or use it to reward coming back to you?

If it’s safe for them to do then let them do it. If it makes them happy and is beneficial to their behaviour then go for it!

Unleash your dog's potential!! πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸΎ

#Idle #Eccleshill #Undercliffe #Thackley #wrose #dogtraining #puppytraining #enrichment
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🐾 Canine Enrichment 🐾

We hear the term canine enrichment used so much these days that we can get a little confused about what it actually is.

It really isn’t anything fancy...

It’s sniffing for that scent they picked up on the breeze, chewing on a favourite toy, chasing a ball, or running in the bushes after a bird. 

To your dog, its whatever makes them happy. πŸ’œ 

What does your dog love to do that makes them happy? 

Can you use that to help them settle, keep them busy or use it to reward coming back to you? 

If it’s safe for them to do then let them do it. If it makes them happy and is beneficial to their behaviour then go for it! 

Unleash your dogs potential!! πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸΎ

#Idle #Eccleshill #Undercliffe #Thackley #wrose #dogtraining #puppytraining #enrichment
2 weeks ago

Did you know that we offer puppy walks? 🐾

These tailored walks are designed to help your pup get used to us and introduce them to meeting dogs of all ages and sizes. This means that they can easily progress into our adult group walks. πŸ’œ

To learn more drop us a direct message or email, hello@thegreatoutpaws.info

#Idle #Eccleshill #Undercliffe #Thackley #wrose #puppywalks #dogwalks
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Did you know that we offer puppy walks? 🐾

These tailored walks are designed to help your pup get used to us and introduce them to meeting dogs of all ages and sizes. This means that they can easily progress into our adult group walks. πŸ’œ

To learn more drop us a direct message or email, hello@thegreatoutpaws.info

#Idle #Eccleshill #Undercliffe #Thackley #wrose #puppywalks #dogwalks

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Aww! There is my little girl! Can’t wait until she can be out there with the gang again! (Let’s not talk about that particular haircut either) 🀦🏼‍β™€οΈπŸ˜‚

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