Saturday , 25 November 2017

Ask A Trainer

Humping! Why Do They Do It

Humping. I’m sure we all have funny stories about dogs humping. I know I do! But it’s actually a behavior I get asked about quite a bit, and most people are concerned about it, and believe it to be a problem behavior, and just wish it would stop. The thing is that humping, or mounting is a very normal canine …

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How To Deal With Off Leash Dogs

Hi Meira,  I have a problem that I’m hoping you can help me with. It’s not with my dog, but other dogs that are off leash and run up to us. My little girl can sometimes get scared when dogs come running at us, and to be honest, it scares me too sometimes. I live near Atwater Market and Meeka …

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Help! My Dog Is Aggressive On Leash!

Hi Meira, I really need your help, I have a great dog but when I walk him, he is very aggressive with other dogs. When he sees another dog he goes crazy barking and lunging like mad at the other dog. I have tried treats to distract him, but it doesn’t seem to work. It’s really getting quite embarrassing, and …

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Training Tip: When Teaching A New Behavior

Something to keep in mind when we teach our dog a new behavior, such as sit, stay, come or any other behavior:  It isn’t the dog’s responsibility to obey the cue to the behavior, but rather it is our responsibility to reward the dog for performing the behavior. Remember, the more a dog is reinforced for a behavior, the more …

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How To Find The Best Dog Trainer

Congratulations! You’ve just adopted or bought a new dog, or have gotten yourself a new puppy! Maybe you have a dog who needs to learn some basic manners, or perhaps you have a dog with some behavioral issues that you need some help with. Your dog might pull on leash, jump up while greeting, resource guards their food, or is …

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Help! Our Dog Growls At Us When She’s Eating!

Hi Meira, I’m writing for some help with our dog Lucky. She’s a very sweet lab cross that we adopted about 7 years ago, and is very sweet. She is a very good dog, and usually very good natured. Except around her food bowl. When she’s eating, she gets very upset if my husband or I walk near her. She …

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I Speak Up For Pit Bulls!

I’m sure many of you are just as concerned about the impending BSL enactment in Montreal as we are here at the Montreal Dog Blog, and how we can fight it. Lori Nanan and the wonderful folks at Your Pit Bull And You have stepped in to help us, by creating this fundraiser specifically for us here in Montreal, to help …

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How To Teach Your Dog To Stop Pulling On The Leash

Hi Meira, Hope this message finds you well. I have a question for you my dear. My girl Lady (Cocker Spaniel) pulls when I walk her, not even funny. She really is a sweet dog, and I love her a lot, but this pulling is driving me crazy! I also have some issues with my knee, and her pulling can …

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Victoria Stilwell’s “Inside Your Dog’s Mind” Seminar!

I am so excited about Victoria Stilwell‘s seminar, ‘Inside Your Dog’s Mind’ which is taking place on Saturday, April 30th, in Cornwall Ontario. Which is just an hour’s drive from Montreal. If you watch Animal Planet, then you’ve probably seen her very successful show ‘It’s Me or the Dog’ a few times, just as I have. Victoria is a world …

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Help! My Dog’s Play Biting Is Too Hard!

Hello, I have a ten month old Bernedoodle (half Bernese half poodle). He is still in his puppy stage and his biting has gotten better except for when we have him on his long leash on the back yard. Whenever he barks at the door we put him on the leash in the backyard for his to do his business. …

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