All about getting to know you

2015-12-02 06:00
On completing their training the ‘pupil’ is awarded the Chummy's Good Citizen award, complete with a picture of canines at a larger training school displaying such good citizenship as they patiently wait their turn.

On completing their training the ‘pupil’ is awarded the Chummy's Good Citizen award, complete with a picture of canines at a larger training school displaying such good citizenship as they patiently wait their turn.

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"GETTING to know you - getting to like you" could well be the theme song of the dogs (and their owners) attending the training classes being run by well-known sheep dog expert, author, farmer, swimming teacher - you name it - Greytown's "dog whisperer" Brenda Munitich, who at some stage, has done it (even played for ladies provincial cricket team).

A group of 10 Greytown canines are currently attending weekly obedience classes and responding positively with their owners interacting and learning about their pets. Dogs of all sizes, shapes and breeds play happily together as they learn the basics of becoming good citizens.
Socialisation is a very important aspect of these classes. It is important for the overall well being of a dog to provide it with the ability to develop skills and knowledge to cope with new experiences in a positive way to reduce the stress of coping with the unknown.

They need to experience new environments and situations which helps them to feel more comfortable when encountering anything new - animals, people or action.

Socialising is especially important for puppies with the first critical period from eight to 12 weeks, but can start at any time. The pups are typically happier, friendlier, more predictable and able to handle stress better.

Under-socialised pups often grow to become fearful, shy, anxious and sometimes even fearfully aggressive adult dogs because they lack the skills to cope with new situations.

To give your pet a good launching pad benefitting not only the four leggeds, but the two legged family members as well, contact Brenda on 082 677 7200 for more information. During the school holidays Brenda will include children and their dogs for obedience classes as well as adults.

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