Mark Vette – Internationally renowned Animal Behaviourist, Educator, Author and TV personality

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I’ll be posting some of my tips and tricks here to help you deal with some common problems you and your dog might be faced with.
Bringing home a rescue dog

Bringing home a rescue dog

What to do when you take your rescue dog home  Expert animal behaviourist Mark Vette once taught three SPCA dogs - Monty, Porter and Ginny  - how to drive a car to show that rescue dogs are smart dogs. In fact, he has worked closely with rescues for 40...

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My Dog Becomes World’s First Canine Social Media Manager!

My Dog Becomes World’s First Canine Social Media Manager!

When your business is an online dog training program, who better to hire to manage your social media than, well….a dog!   I’m pleased to introduce you to Reggie, a beautiful German Shepherd Labrador Cross that I adopted last year, who has just become the first...

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Barking Problems

Barking Problems

Understanding This Behaviour Barking is a natural behaviour for dogs, and can be an expected and not uncommon response to various stimuli. There are several types of barking problems that dogs can display, including protective (guarding/territorial), predatory,...

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Sound Phobias

Sound Phobias

Understanding This Behaviour Phobias are a class of problems that we treat very commonly. The most common are thunder/gun/cracker phobias; however other fears can include agro phobia, claustrophobia, and mal-socialization towards people and other dogs. Fear of travel...

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Destructive Behaviour & Bite Inhibition

Destructive Behaviour & Bite Inhibition

It is important to understand that during the formative (sensitive) period, the puppy is teething. During this time, they show a lot more interest in chewing, biting and mouthing. This is natural and expected in all puppies, but some are more inclined than others....

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Cross-Fostering

Cross-Fostering

Put simply, cross-fostering is adjusting your pup to accept other species as friend, not foe. Other species become part of the pack. You must start socializing them together in the 2-4 month period (this is before the hunting instinct really kicks in). Like in the...

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