Pet Care Blog

By Murray Bridge Vet Clinic on Thursday, 23 March 2017 11:34 AM
Monthly Behaviour Tip

I DON’T UNDERSTAND…..



Dog behaviour whether ‘good’ or ‘bad’ largely comes down to the way in which the dog has been communicated with. Correct communication is the best tool to strengthen your relationship with your dog. As humans we often over complicate communication with our dog by chatting away to them like they are a fellow human, expecting our dog to understand. We need to remember that we have a complex verbal language. By recognising this, you can choose to communicate with your dog in a more effective way and in turn be rewarded for your efforts with a well behaved dog.

Often when your dog does not do as he/she is asked, you think he/she is choosing not to comply or ignoring you. It is simply that your dog does not fully understand the language that you are choosing to communicate with. Your dog’s ‘bad’...
By Murray Bridge Vet Clinic on Thursday, 2 March 2017 12:09 PM
Are you planning on adding a new four-legged member to your family, and want a well-behaved one?? Well make yourself a cup of tea and get comfy, because this blog has been written for you….

 

With it being “polite pet’s month” this month we thought it was a great time to discuss good behaviour and undesirable behaviours in our cheeky, fluffy family members.

 

Starting off on the right paw!

Good behaviour starts even before you have chosen your new companion: it starts with you!

 We have come up with some tips below that you may find helpful to get you started on the right track!

Be sure to pick an appropriate breed for your family and life style – Undesirable behaviours often arise from pets being kept in the wrong environment. Research the breeds you are interested in and what they were originally bred for. This will give you a good idea of how much exercise they will need, how much grooming they will require, their behaviour traits and the particular...

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