DOGS IN POLISH FAMILIES IN NEW ZEALAND      by Maia Dawidowska

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· When the dog sits, click and treat him with a food reward. This is the primary reinforcement for sit.

· When you work in exciting situations for your dog then you may only get your dog to look at you.

· Reward your dog for sitting attentively— click/treat.

· Change positions and reinforce the dog. 

· Change positions one more time and deliver 10 more rewards for sitting attentively.

· You want the dog to choose to sit to get you to reward him. Praise  your dog for being still and looking at you until he sits again, then click and feed him.

· Shaping the dog into a sit or a down position by catching them making slight movements in the right direction has been usually successful. 

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This is Polly, she is a 8 year old British bulldog. Her favourite past times include lounging in the sun on her bean bag, meeting new people and being generally lazy. Due to her laziness, she doesn’t like to walk or exercise much but she is a fan of tricking runners on the beach. She has a tendency to sprint alongside of them for a few seconds and then run across their path, cutting them off like a little rascal.

 

English Bulldog was breeded in the eighteenth century. This dog  belongs to the molossoid. It is a cheerful dog, naturally gentle, quiet, likes children and very attached to his owner. Over 80% of Bulldog litters are delivered by Ceasarean section because their large heads can become lodged in the mother's birth canal. They also often have problems with hip dyspalsia.

 

 

 
 
 
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