Behaviour & Training

Tips, techniques and guidelines for training and understanding the behaviour of animals provided by the RSPCA Animal Training and Behaviour Centre.


Barking - A dog barking

Barking is a normal canine behaviour and there are many different reasons why a dog barks. They use many different sounds and owners often can undersand the different sounds.

Citronella and Other Collars

Citronella and Other Collars - A well fitted dog collar on a white dog

Collars and devices are often used for dealing with barking and other problems with dogs. We are opposed to the use of any devices that cause pain or suffering.

Snatching Food

Snatching Food - A golden retriever puppy

Food snatching can have it’s origins in a number causes including hunger, competition, anxiety and attention seeking. This article explains how to handle food snatching.

Nothing In Life Is Free

Nothing In Life Is Free - A dog on a lead sits next to handler

In the human world nothing in life is free. Dogs also understand this, that something is expected of them in return for life’s rewards.

TTouch (Tellington Touch)

Tellington Touch - Photo of a cute fluffy dog

This dog article briefly covers the Tellington Touch, which is a method used to enhancing the mental, emotional and physical well being of your companion animal.

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