Tuesday 17 January 2012

Dog To Dog

Aggression between dogs is a widely misunderstood concept. A good example is the dog in the above picture. Is this dog being aggressive? Most say "yes". In this case however, he is not being aggressive at all and this demonstrates exactly why it is so important to get the correct help and advice to establish what the problem behaviour is if in fact there is any at all.

Below we are looking at the same picture and it now tells a different story. The 'aggressive' dog is in fact using a great deal of constraint to not hurt the young adolescent dog as he teaches her to play in a more acceptable way.

At Pett-Behaviour we have a number of 'Teaching Dogs' that are taught to help other dogs in the correct environment to play appropriately. This can be a long process but one in this day and age where we seem in many cases to socialise less due to many constraints (dogs not being allowed off lead in certain areas etc) It is however, very important to thoroughly assess each individual dog first to see where the problem behaviour lies and to what degree.

The above picture was taken a few minutes later and shows the teaching dog, the adolescent dog and another pup all behaving politely.

If you have any questions regarding dog to dog aggression please do not hesitate to contact us for further details. Aggressive incidents can be scary for owners and vital information can be missed at the time of the incident or indeed misinterpreted. It is understandable for owners to be upset and distressed but there is help out there if your dogs behaviour is a problem.

Best wishes

01274 481541
07976 600348

Friday 18 September 2009

Start Dates for our next classes

Hi Folks
Thanks for checking out the new website, hopefully we'll get it all finished and looking great soon! Future pages to be added include articles and an information page on dog to dog aggression. In the meantime here are the start dates for our next classes. We are currently full until the new class dates so please do book early if wanting a place.

Denholme venue

Next Start Date: TBA

Classes running

Puppy Early Learning (6.30pm)
(for puppies under 20 weeks at the start of class)
One hour a week over six weeks

Course limited to 6-8 puppies

Pet Dog Foundation Skills
(for dogs over 20 weeks at the start of the course)
Currently FULL-Sorry but please do contact us if you would like to be added to the waiting list

Clicker Class
Currently FULL-Sorry but please do contact us if you would like to be added to the next class list

Cottingley Venue

Next course starts Wednesday 12th March at 7pm
for an email application form please contact Julie@pett-behaviour.co.uk
Please note we only take a maximum of 6-8 puppies on a class

Classes running

Puppy Early Learning
(for puppies under 20 weeks at the start of class)
One hour a week over six weeks

Clicker Class starts Wednesday's at 8pm
One hour a week over six weeks
Class waiting to start please call for details
Thornton Venue
(Outdoor Classes)

Recall Workshops

Update: Recall Workshops are back!

Next start dates will be:
Coming soon!
These workshops run over four weeks and run on either Saturday and Sunday Afternoons
If interested in these workshops drop me an email indicating Sat or Sun and I'll be in touch.
If recall help is needed before the new classes are due to start One to One Recall sessions in the training field can be booked, please contact us for details.

If you would like to know more information about any of our classes drop me an email or you can contact me on:
01274 481541/07976 600348.

New!! Blog coming soon on dog to dog aggression-check it out!
Note: Please include a contact number on all enquiries to enable us to get back to you as soon as possible. Many thanks

Cuddles to pups
Julie and Gang!