Tag Archives: reward

Stubborn Dog? Dogged Dog?

A recent exchange on Facebook got me thinking. It was in response to this picture. This was how the posts started: First response: ‘Total rubbish, if a dog is intelligent enough to know what you ask of it, it has … Continue reading

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Working Wage for Dogs?

Some people are reluctant to give their dogs rewards whilst feeding them all sort of rubbish for doing nothing. Some believe dogs should have nothing besides their meals – and always in bowls. Some lavish food on their dogs all the … Continue reading

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You Scratch My Back and I’ll Scratch Yours

An exchange today on Facebook about a dog that wouldn’t come back when called got me thinking. Not coming when called is not usually only about ‘training’ as such. Boris knows very well what ‘Come’ means but chooses to do something else … Continue reading

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Food For Thought

Do some people see removing their dog’s ‘running buffet’ as a form of cruelty, I wonder? The dog may not now like having fixed times when he can eat and his humans may like it even less. But it can be a necessary evil. There … Continue reading

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Remote Control for Dogs

Now that would be a money-making invention! I have a bee in my bonnet about dogs coming when called. My own dogs aren’t particularly ‘well-trained’ in terms of tricks and cues, but coming to me when I want them and coming away from … Continue reading

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Treats or Bingos?

Traditionally, titbits given to dogs outside their regular meals are labelled ‘treats’. Pet shops sell ‘treats’ and we traditionally refer to any food the dog gets by hand for doing nothing as a ‘treat’. I feel this ‘treat’ word gets in the way of converting those … Continue reading

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So Your Dog Ignores You?

I got to thinking just how simple it should be to have a cooperative dog, so why do our dogs so often ignore us? The other day, as I watched one of my clients call her dog and as he … Continue reading

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