Monthly Archives: July 2016

Habituation and Desensitisation. The Difference?

This blog takes me back to my original reason for my Pawses, to mull over things that give me pause for thought. A short while ago I described in a professional Facebook group about how I had stopped my dog Pickle barking … Continue reading

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A Second Fear Period?

Few dog owners I meet know that there is a first fear period. Even fewer know about a second one. It’s easier to pinpoint the first ‘Fear Imprint Period’ – some say between eight and twelve weeks, others as small a gap … Continue reading

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The ‘Uh-uh’ Tick

I was at a dog show last weekend, talking to a few people who had problems with their dogs. There was a very friendly one-year-old Yorkie mix who nipped – and boy did he nip! He was excited, friendly – and nippy. … Continue reading

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