Category Archives: Pet Dog Articles

These articles have been written by Martin for magazines throughout the world. No article or part of an article should be reproduced without the express written permission of Martin Deeley. We hope you will find them useful in training your pet dog.

Barking

Barking Most dogs bark – some do for good reason and some do for apparently little or no reason and some do a little of both. Of course there are also certain breeds that are more prone to yapping than others. The problem is not always the barking but the need for them to be…

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Dogs & the Holidays

Dogs and the Holidays Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and more. Your plans for enjoying them and bringing both family and friends together are in your mind – planning, budgeting, inviting and making sure you all have a good time. Lots of plans for guests, parties and celebrations. But what about your dog? With an old campaigner…

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Aggression (Part 2)

Aggression – Part II Brief Notes and Thoughts Some initial thoughts Facts It is estimated that every year, dogs bite 4.7 million people. (58 million dogs in the United States .)  Questionable? 60 percent of the 4.7 million people bitten each year are children, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Approximately…

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Build a Relationship

Build a Relationship In  these  first early months with your pup  the  most  important aspect of your work with the dog is to build a relationship  that will  result in respect and a liking for each other. Some  people find  it difficult to admit that they ‘love’ a dog but they  will admit to liking…

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It’s the Way You Say It

It’s The Way You Say It The prime form of communication between humans is through the use of words, words spoken by means of a voice. Because words tell us so much, often the human does not always read other communication signals  as  well as animals do. Dogs do not use  words  to  pass information…

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Separation Anxiety

SEPARATION ANXIETY, by Martin Deeley One of the most common phrases I hear used to describe a dog that appears to become extremely stressed when the owner leaves home or sometimes even leaves the room is separation anxiety. We can define separation anxiety as a behavioural disorder that shows itself through excessive salivation, barking, whining,…

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Bad Behavior

Can Your Dog Really Help His Bad Behavior? When you feel under the weather or have a disease of any nature, other people notice it. Your behavior, attitude, body language, and facial expressions change. Your friends may tell you “You are not your usual self.” You may feel nervous in certain situations, irritable even aggressive…

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Submissive Urination

SUBMISSIVE URINATION Submissive urination is a dog’s uncontrollable instinctive reaction to the presence of another dog or human that they feel is superior or is intimidating to them. It is a subconscious response that they cannot control – it is not done on purpose. Neither is it a housebreaking issue although it is more likely…

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