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Doggy Forum JUMPING

MY DOG JUMPS TOO MUCH

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December 12, 2017

My first response to this question is always, “What do you do when your dog jumps up?”.
Most people answer saying they growl at the dog or push them down. You need to figure out why your dog is jumping. Most of the time a dog will jump to ‘say hello’…


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CHRISTMAS TIME Doggy Forum FIREWORKS

HOLIDAY SEASON

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December 12, 2017

Holidays are fun and festive, sometimes lack of structure and routine can cause a few behaviours to slip up with your pets. So here are a few things to help your holiday season go smoothly!
HEAT
Your pet will feel the heat much more than what we do! Keeping your pet…


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Doggy Forum TRAINING

CAN I TREAT MY DOG TOO MUCH?

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December 12, 2017

The short answer is NO! Especially when you first start out training!
The idea for this blog came out of a discussion with a client after an information session. Where they said the one thing that stuck out to them the most was that they can never reward their dog…


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BEHAVIOUR Doggy Forum

POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT

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December 12, 2017

A dog will be motivated to do a behaviour, if they are rewarded for this behaviour they will be more likely to do it again.
What is your dog motivated by?
Every dog is different. Sometimes every day can be different too. Some dogs are strongly motivated by interaction – will do anything to be next to…


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Cool down Doggy Forum Weather

IT’S HOT! WHAT CAN I DO WITH MY DOG?

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December 12, 2017

It’s summer and it’s HOT.
Did you know that dogs can suffer from hyperthermia (heat stroke) too? And that if you walk them on hot concrete you can burn their paws – similar to a hot water burn?
It is so important that we look after our dogs during summer and…

MEGS HOPMAN
Bairnsdale, South Gippsland, Vic.

Hi, I’m Megs Hopman – Founder of Playful Paws: Training & Wellness (Playful Paws). Through professional and personal experience, I’ve developed an appreciation for individuality. I understand that every dog, or person, is different – and it’s important for an Animal Behavioural Specialist to develop a training plan around this individuality. I love meeting new people, and their fur best friend, and finding how to bring out the best in each partnership. The saying ‘dogs are like their owners’ doesn’t fall too short from me.

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