Tag Archives: commands

‘ Command Your Dog to Sit’

Anyone going to dog training classes over ten years ago will be familiar with this instruction. I’m getting a real bee in my bonnet about the word ‘command’. Isn’t it the word used by drill sergeants? I find that people who … Continue reading

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Nag Nag Nag (It’s a Dog’s Life!)

I went to a Golden Retriever some years ago. They had only picked up the two-year old a few hours previously. The man had chosen Lenny (not his real name) because he had been ‘trained’. Being able to command the … Continue reading

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Silence is Golden

There is a lot nowadays in books and the media about humans reading the language of dogs, a pioneer of this being Turid Rugaas in her book On Talking Terms With Dogs: Calming Signals.  There is less said about how … Continue reading

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Cunning – Would a Dog be Sufficiently Devious to ‘Act Dumb’?

Jennifer Vigas in  ‘Dogs Play Dumb for our own Sake’ quotes new research claiming that our domestication of wolves, and our own dominant nature, has resulted in dogs that are so submissive that they suppress their independence and intellect. Dogs … Continue reading

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