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Dog Training
Colin Tennant

A Guide to Taking Your Dog on the Train

Colin Tennant, a leading expert in dog behaviour and training, has worked with East Midlands Trains to create a guide on taking your pooch on the train. Along with the guide, East Midlands Trains is rolling out drinking bowls at main line stations and serving up doggie treats on board selected services to ensure every

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Dog Training
Colin Tennant

Dog Train-ing – East Midlands Trains

“The average pooch ventures 500 miles every year, a third of dogs have been to a dog-friendly health spa (31%) and nearly a fifth (18%) have even attended a festival” Half of British dog owners (51%) refuse to go on holiday without their pets according to new research. And, a further 32% insist their dog

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Dog Training
Colin Tennant

How to Stop Your Puppy Pulling on a Lead

The bane of most people’s life is a dog dragging them to and fro and pulling off course – in an ideal world where every dog was trained from 8 weeks of age this should not be the case so why do so many dogs pull? Many people fail to realise that a tiny puppy

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Dog Training
Colin Tennant

Puppy Top Training Tips

The excitement of a new puppy arriving in your home is and should be the adventure of cooperative learning. Give me the puppy to six months and I will give you an adult well behaved dog. Puppy Arrival & House Plan When the puppy is about to arrive make sure he has a room, play

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Dog Training
Colin Tennant

How do Dogs Find Drugs or Search Houses?

Dog Mind Games – Have you ever wondered how the Police & Customs dogs find drugs on criminals or search houses with such accuracy? Well, I am now going to explain the basics of search scent work in the home using their methods for all pet dogs. Nearly all drugs dogs begin their training through

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Dog Behaviour
Colin Tennant

Dogs With Car Sickness

How to prevent or cure car sickness in dogs. It might be strange for most dog owners to perceive that some dogs become car sick in the same way people do. Yes they feel queasy and can even throw up. Dogs can also drool profusely and at the end of a short trip can look

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Dog Behaviour
Colin Tennant

Eye Cue Training

The learning curve for the domestic dog, canis familaris, from puppy to adult is fascinating when you consider that nothing in their make up was designed to fit in with us, our homes, gardens and busy outside world. Yet, their ability to link our every action that may have a pay off for them, what

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Dog Behaviour
Colin Tennant

What Does a Dog Think?

When owners cannot discern their dog’s real limits of reasoning then they can become frustrated or feel let down by their furry friend’s behaviour when their dog appears to be being difficult. A psychological insight between owner and dog. On a quiet evening as you relax by the fire (or is it a radiator these

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Dog Behaviour
Colin Tennant

It’s About the Dog and Owner

Owners are the main influence on a dogs behavioural development from puppyhood to maturity and in essence the dogs final adult temperament. Some other factors may have influences including quality of breeding, breed drives often overlooked by inexperienced animal behaviourists. That is why when you wish to obtain help with a dog you should use

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Dog Behaviour
Colin Tennant

How Dogs Learn

Dogs learn by association, linking a series of actions, sounds or observations with a particular outcome. Dogs don’t really know what we’re thinking – though they might sometimes look as though they do! While many dog owners have a balanced and harmonious relationship with their pets, many others are beset with behavioural problems in their

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Dog Behaviour
Colin Tennant

Dogs, Young Children and Babies

Introducing babies (young children and puppies) into a home with an established dog can lead to unwanted behaviour such as biting. Pet behaviourist and dog trainer Colin Tennant offers practical advice to help prepare the family for the newcomer. Over the decades and specifically over the past twenty or more years, one finds that society

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Dog Behaviour
Colin Tennant

Got a Cat, Thinking About Getting a Dog?

Thinking about getting a dog? Leading pet behaviourist and dog trainer COLIN TENNANT has lots of practical advice to help introduce a dog into a cat’s home smoothly. A life of cats and dogs. The image of a dog chasing a cat often brings great mirth to a casual observer — perhaps I should add

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Dog Behaviour
Colin Tennant

Why Dogs Do What They Do

Most dog walkers will watch their dogs socialising with others on their daily walks and often think ‘why is my dog doing that?’ or ‘what’s going on between those two doggy friends?’ As dogs approach each other and humans they inevitably are wagging tails and this, of all visual cues, is synonymous with what people

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Dog Behaviour
Colin Tennant

Kong Food Time Release Dog Behaviour Training

KFTR psychological food/behaviour reform systems can be used for separation anxiety, aggression to people, dogs which were out of control in houses when guest arrive or simply are hyper and don’t listen. The dog curled up by your fire or is it centrally heated radiators(?) has been man’s constant companion and ally for hundreds of

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Dog Behaviour
Colin Tennant

Dog Noise Phobias

Unusual dog behaviour: The case of dog apparently afraid of a gold fish and the fridge. A Fishy Tale – Recently I had to make a home visit to a local family in Hertfordshire, because of their pet dog’s peculiar behaviour. There telephone call to my office went something like this, Hello Mr Tennant my

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Dog Behaviour
Colin Tennant

How to Choose a Puppy

A dog is very much a family member and will take unlimited hours of your time with walking and training therefore it is vital that you pick the best breed to suit your lifestyle and finances. Having assessed and trained numerous dogs of various breeds over many years. I feel inspired to write this article

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Dog Behaviour
Colin Tennant

The Importance of Puppy Socialisation and Training

The most common and the most serious dog behaviour problem we deal with is aggression towards people and dogs. Lack of early socialisation is the cause of most of these problems. Recently I had a telephone call from a distressed client whose 155lb Newfoundland, Bert, had so distressed her through his bad behaviour that she

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Dog Behaviour
Colin Tennant

How Dogs Think

Dog Behaviour – How Dogs Think Secrets of your dogs mind Most dog owners are intrigued by what their dogs are thinking or why they do what they do whether chasing their tail or appearing as blind as a bat when detecting a bright coloured toy in grass. Recently I was walking with my colleague

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Dog Behaviour
Colin Tennant

Dog Excessive Attention Seeking

Attention seeking – what does this actually mean? After all, it appears that most dogs are show off’s, love attention and dogs wouldn’t be dogs unless they did. In fact dogs which seek our attention are the most trainable and many trainers develop a plethora of methods to attract a dog’s attention in order to

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