Tip Nine From the Expert: Consistency during those teenage yearsFrom the series 10 Tips on How to Form a Lifelong Bond with your Dog The other thing to think about while your dog is being a nightmare is consistency. The more challenging they are the harder it is – we’re only human and our patience sometimes runs thin.
Tip Eight From the Expert: Tipping the balance in your favourFrom the series 10 Tips on How to Form a Lifelong Bond with your Dog Having waxed lyrical about how incredible dogs are at understanding and loving us, there will inevitably come a time in your young dog’s life when you’re the least of their priorities! You’ll know
Tip Seven From the Expert: Use your attention positivelyFrom the series 10 Tips on How to Form a Lifelong Bond with your Dog There is such a strong bond between our dogs and us, which means they really value our attention. Attention comes in different forms. Physical contact is the most obvious, but your voice and eye contact
Tip Six From the Expert: Being realistic about expectations sets you up for successFrom the series 10 Tips on How to Form a Lifelong Bond with your Dog My absolute top tip when you’re training your young dog – especially when they are going through their teenage phase – is to be realistic about your expectations. It always
Tip Five From the Expert: Getting the most out of your dogFrom the series 10 Tips on How to Form a Lifelong Bond with your Dog Here’s the thing with punishment… It works. However, that doesn’t mean we should use it; behaviour is often an expression of an emotional state. Take the dog that barks at other dogs