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I recently ducked down to a very well known, very well regarded international supermarket and spent roughly ¥250 on buying 9 different types of dog treats so I could have a close look at what is out there available to the general public. Some of the treats are well known international brands, some are less well known domestic brands, but all of them had one thing in common: I wouldn’t feed any of them to my dog.
The Chateau Canine team is contacted on a daily basis from dog owners all around China asking about suitable food. One of the first questions that we ask is about weight control and what they want to achieve for their dog’s health. People are often unclear about what is a suitable weight, how to establish if their dog is overweight or underweight or just right. We have put together this quick video to help people understand a simple, easy method to gauge if it’s time to shed a few pounds or put a few on.
Unintentional Reinforcement is exceedingly common and fixing these issues is the bread and butter work of most dog trainers. Generally speaking, these issues are something that is simple and easy to identify by yourself, once you know what to look for!
It is a dog’s faculty for experiential learning that helps them make decisions in the future about whether they will want to participate in that situation again, and whether or not their behaviour will change the next time. These are the fundamentals of shaping behaviour, and have 3 key elements: Stimulus – Behaviour – Outcome.
If you are not going to live in China for the life of your dog, this is an absolute MUST READ.
You know how you feel when your not well rested – its the same for your furbaby!
You are what you eat – and so is your dog! Understand the essentials of buying food for your dog!
Literally every single day, dog…
Before we close the book on 2020…
This second video in this series looks at the rabies titre test, what the steps are and what you need to know to make the process as smooth and stress free as possible, for both you and your fur-baby. The rabies titre test is a blood test to prove that your pet has enough anti-bodies to fight rabies IF it were to come into contact with the disease. Many destination countries have a minimum anti-body count as a requirement of entry, including all Europe, UK, Australia, Japan and many others.
Despite being around for 100 odd years, the Motivation Matrix is still widely misunderstood by the vast majority of trainers in China. It is therefore not surprising that owners struggle even more, and are often confused by trainers spouting “positive only training techniques”.
We need to understand how information is coming into your dog’s brain, how it is different (or similar) to the way that you perceive things, and then what is the fundamental mechanism that dogs use in order to process information and make decisions. This video will change how you think about your dog!
Entry is just ¥35 per hooman, free for dogs and its about 1 hour (outside of peak traffic time) from Sanlitun and about 50mins from Shunyi. Watch the video and see the beautiful location and great fun to be had.
Protect your dog, you and the community, understand what immunization is all about!
Leadership vs Dominance, Structure vs Hierarchy – change the way you interact with your dog and feel the difference.
In the third and final part of this little mini-series on the evolution of canines and their nutrition, let’s take a moment to review your dog’s eating schedule, how long they spend each day eating, and how this impacts their digestive system and overall wellbeing.
Many dog owners don’t realize how important is a dog’s dental health until it’s too late. Bad dental health is not just what you see and smell on the surface, it goes much deeper. Dental inflammation can lead to heart, liver and kidney disease, and even sepsis and can seriously affect your dog’s quality and length of life. This one minute video gives you quick run down of things to look out for!
Few of us are “China-Lifers” and as such, we need to make sure that our pets are ready to travel with the family to its next destination, regardless of whether it is heading back home or onto the next posting adventure. Preparing in advance is absolutely critical.
Without doubt, this is the most controversial topic in the animal training world, is highly polarizing amongst trainers, and often wildly misunderstood by the vast majority of owners. This video takes a calm, realistic and practical look at the concepts of reinforcement and punishment, clarifying for everyone what they really mean and what you as a fur-baby parent need to think about, BEFORE implementing either.
The Lost Puppies of Beijing since its inception 2 years ago has already gotten approximately 200 dogs off the street and into their Fur-Ever Families. This is an incredible effort by Alex and the team. Watch the video to discover how we can get another 200 pups off the street!
Learning how to learn will redefine your relationship with your dog and its mental development
Create the foundation of a well mannered and confident dog by understanding what socialization really means!
Keep cool and hydrated in summer!!!
Today, we learnt about how to test the hot ground for doggy paws and tested Ruffwear Trail Runner system on the hooman, and Ruffwear Cooling Vest on the dog. It’s a great combo for outdoor hike or jog in the heat of summer.
Let’s take a moment to review your dog’s saliva, stomach acid, number of stomachs and their various functions and see what they are telling you about your dog’s diet.
Your dog’s anal glands are their gateway to doggy socials and catching up with their buddies and making new friends. Anal glands can also be something that can cause your pup pain and discomfort if not managed properly. This quick video gives the lay of the land covering the key things you need to know about this small but important part of your pup’s anatomy.
Required pre-watching: Canine Psychology &…
In the world of canine psychology there are many parallels to humans and how we think about motivation. This video looks at the 4 key things to consider when looking to motivate your dog to learn and develop better skills and a more reliable character.
Chateau Canine’s PJ, Australian National Dog Training Federation certified Dog Trainer and Behaviorist, Founder and Head Hound of Chateau Canine walks us through this Master Class to understand how we build a solid foundation for our dogs physical and mental development.
More than just a word, your dog’s name is the gateway to all communication with your dog – have you spoilt it already?
A bored dog is a destructive dog, a physically tiring out your dog is a good start, but mentally stimulating your dog is best!
Chateau Canine Learning: Separation Related…