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Socialising puppies, why we should think twice!

Well I said that I was going to be controversial in some of my posts. You see I have over the past few years started to wonder whether Socialising puppies is the best thing for them. For years we have been told that socialising our puppies from a young age is an absolute must, We are told that we need to make sure that they are socialised before the age of 16 weeks as after this time they will not be able to learn the social skills they need to become upstanding canine citizens. But, and there is a big BUT, when you are socialising your precious new puppy so much can and probably will go wrong if you do not take enough care when you socialise you pup, and sometimes you will find it is other

All Dogs Can Learn

When looking at how best to train dogs we must consider our dogs and their emotions. There are many different ways that one can train a dog, it is often said that there are as many ways of training a dog as there are dog trainers. However all these different methods are based on two different theories. The first theory is referred to as "Learning Theory" and is based on how dogs learn, it is better know as "Reward Based Training". This method uses positive reinforcements, treats or a favourite toy, to reward correct behaviour and ignores unwanted behaviour. The second theory is the "Dominance Theory", and is often referred to as "traditional training methods", This method uses punitive train

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