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Help! My dog is overprotective of her ball when meeting other dogs out on a walk.

First off, I think we should look at the dog’s point of view in this. I find it makes it much easier to be understanding and avoid getting het up and cross. So you’re out walking with your human family, happily playing with a toy – and then another dog rushes up and tries to …

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How do I stop my dog nipping me when he’s overexcited?

There are two approaches to the problem of over-excitement and the subsequent problem behaviours in our dogs – either avoid the dogs getting over-excited in the first place, or train them whilst they are very excited so they learn to respond regardless of the situation. My favourite is the latter, for the simple reason that …

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My dog growls at other dogs that approach on a walk – is a muzzle the answer?

First off if your dog is displaying any of the following towards other dogs, I would advise seeking professional help from a dog trainer or animal behaviourist on a 1-2-1 basis rather than a class situation: Growling Barking Snarling Lunging forward The above are signals I would use to describe how a dog is REACTING …

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