Time again we hear “my dog isn’t motivated by food/toys’ and time again we find the opposite true. This is not magic, it’s experimentation and experience. Using the wrong type of reward in your training can not only plateau your progress but damage your relationship with the dog. Have you spent time getting to know […]
One of the biggest contributing factors to behavioural issues in our canine friends is boredom. We are becoming busier and busier with our modern lifestyles and our dogs are suffering for it
Did you know that your dog navigates the world by using their nose? Their sense of smell is 1000-10000 times more powerful than ours which means, while we rely on our eyes to take in our surroundings, our dogs are relying on their nose and are analyzing all of the different smells in their environment. […]
Today is Halloween, an occasion which is becoming increasingly popular here in Australia and arguably the spookiest day of the year. So we thought, what a perfect opportunity to discuss ‘fear’ & ‘anxiety’ in our dogs. Fear & anxiety are natural feelings we all go through, whether human or canine. These feelings are necessary and are what […]
Many of us have the greatest intentions on providing our dogs with the very best life, however, sometimes we forget that they’re dogs and they require more than just the best quality dry food and the cutest lead and collar set available
When your dogs behaviour becomes an issue, who is really the one at fault? Here we discuss some of the more common reasons we see problems behaviours and what you can start to do about it.
Did you know, that many issues such as resource guarding, reactivity towards dogs/animals/people, low self-esteem and more have arisen because as puppies, these dogs didn’t receive ANY or the correct type of socialization? Imagine if there was a puppy school that correctly socialized puppies and set them up to be ‘bombproof,’ with the ability to confidently […]
Canine Connect is proud to present our first training video on ‘Muzzle Training’. Learn how to help your dog be comfortable with wearing a muzzle! Muzzle training is extremely easy, fun and you do not have to buy a muzzle to do it!
Reports of dog bites are a common occurrence online and in the news, and whenever a new one appears a wave of hysteria spreads, much to the concern of most responsible canine professionals. The news reports these incidents as being the nature of a certain breed, or that the dog attacked “out of the blue”, […]
Crate training uses your dogs natural den instinct of creating a place to sleep, live and raise a family into a way of creating a place in your home the dog can retreat and feel safe and secure. Learn how you can use crate training in your home.