Parenting and Raising your Perfect Puppy – By Maxwell Muir

As many of you may have now realised, raising the perfect puppy is not so easy and we can often get a good deal more challenge than we first bargained for. Living with a dog brings about a new responsibility, and parenting a dog involves a good deal of understanding around the animal we have chosen to bring into our homes and our lives. All the information that is available to us through books and social media can be daunting ...

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My Dog Does Not Like Treats! – By Maxwell Muir

How often have you all heard that statement? He will not take or work for treats!

What and how we treat dogs is extremely important if we are using treats to shape behaviour or reward the dog for its efforts in training.

In order to work with treats we have to find out what motivates the dog and which treats the dog likes best. Many owners decide for themselves what treat the dog likes best. You should experiment with a variety ...

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Getting Your Puppy off to a Great Start in Life – by Maxwell Muir

You have your new puppy and what a joy it is! It is the cutest little dog in the whole world and you can’t wait to take it out and introduce it to the world around you.

Often pups are taken from their litters and mother at around 8 weeks of age and introduced to their new homes and their human family. This is where their lives start to change drastically. One of the things I hear from owners quite ...

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Dog Training

Training at both ends of the leash is the key to forging a great relationship with your dog. Maxwell wanted to adopt and develop a way that shows people that there is no need for confrontation and that things can be accomplished by working in harmony with your dog. This sense of purpose coupled with his hopes and ideals gave birth to Action 4 Dogs.

Training your dog or teaching your dog life skills takes time and patience. It also takes ...

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Why Rewarding Behaviour Works

If your dog does something, and then gets something he enjoys directly after doing that thing, he is very likely to do it again. This is what is referred to as Positive Reinforcement. Using this system appropriately can come in very handy for teaching your dog what you’d like him to do. Unfortunately the same system can work against us if we allow our dogs to do unwanted behaviors that give them enjoyment.

Some examples of how this system can work ...

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