Category Archives: Training

Tips to Breaking Your Canine’s Bad Behavior

Dog's Bad Behavior

No canine is born with good behavior. They definitely don’t arrive in our houses naturally figuring out tips on how to co-exist with us in a human world. Subsequently, as dog dad and mom, it’s up to us to show our canines and puppies what is predicted of them and to guide them into making good decisions. Whether or not you’ve got a brand-new pet in your arms or have taken in a full-grown canine with unhealthy conduct, […]

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Shhhh… Listen! Do You Hear The Sound Of Dog Barking?

Dog Barking

Problem Dog Barking – What to do when your dog’s barking is the Neighborhood Nuisance     Puppies and dogs are social creatures. When they don’t get the attention they need, then a bark is their method of telling you something. It’s your job to figure out the reasons behind the dog barking and then ease the tension of whatever is causing your puppy or dog to do so. At the same time, you are also teaching […]

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Stop Your Dog From Jumping on People

Stop Dog Jumping

No matter how much we might enjoy our pet jumping up to greet us, there are many people who dislike having a strange dog coming up and jumping on them.  For many people it can be a frightening experience as not everyone is a dog lover. Dog jumping.   Besides that, many people just don’t want dirty paw marks over their clothing. It can also create major problems if a large dog were to jump up on a […]

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The Single Best Strategy To Use For Separation Anxiety in Dogs

Separation Anxiety in Dogs

Separation Anxiety in Dogs   Is characterized by destructive behavior when the dog is left alone. This behavior can include barking, howling, destroying household items, digging, chewing and sometimes urination.  Some dogs will literally go into a panic and dig at a door or a window to try and escape and find their owner.     Typically this is set off when the owner goes to leave the dog at home and can even start when the […]

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The Background and Use of Clicker Training for Dogs

Clicker Training for Dogs and How Well it Works!   Presently, and throughout the 1990s a phenomena swept through the dog-lover’s community. It was called ‘Clicker Training,‘ and was implemented to teach dogs  (along with horses and cats) that certain behaviors would be awarded, while others were not. Ms. Karen Pryor, a former dolphin trainer and author, along with a team of ‘Operant Trainers’ started giving presentations at dog shows. They displayed how the small plastic device […]

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Adopting an older dog; Newer doesn’t always mean better

Is Adopting an older dog in your future?   Adopting an older dog may be a decision based on you or your family’s lifestyle. In fact, many senior citizens opt for this choice because a new, hyperactive and untrained puppy may be too much excitement and work to handle.     Sometimes, an older dog has its advantages. It may be more settled, already house trained, leash trained, and maybe even spayed or neutered.     With […]

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Positive Reinforcement for Dogs – How Dogs Learn

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Positive Reinforcement for Dogs    The simplest way to approach dog training is to understand how dogs learn: from the consequences of his actions. He will learn whether his behavior results in something wanted or unwanted.  Positive reinforcement for dogs is really important.     Most of the behaviors we expect from our dogs are unnatural for them, such as walking calmly on leash or not allowing them to thoroughly investigate a dead mouse.   A common […]

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How to Stop Dog Whining – 10 Reasons Your Dog Whines

Dogs Never Whine “For No Reason”   I have a friend whose rescue dog whines constantly. The dog will come in from outside, stare at my friend, and whine. Until my friend was able to understand why her dog was whining, it drove her crazy!     As you might suspect, whining is an escalated communication of a need. Here’s what your dog may be trying to tell you when other attempts at communication have failed, or […]

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Smart Dog, Dumb Dog – Can You Really Tell?

Lots of people will insist that their border collie is the next Einstein or give you a helpless shrug because their Pekingese is sweet and lovable, but as dumb as a cotton ball. But is that fair? Is one truly smart and the other dumb?   Smart Dog, Dumb Dog?   I’m not going to present a list of the smartest or dumbest dog breeds. That’s not fair because all pure breeds have been created by man […]

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Dog Crates that look like Furniture 2018 Review

Dog crates that look like furniture

Have you been thinking about Buying Dog Crates that look like furniture?   Dog crates are a popular necessity, but let’s face it, most of them are not visually appealing.  You can now buy beautifully designed, furniture-style dog crates for your home.  I personally like the .   There are many benefits to having your companion dog crate trained, and if you have the luxury of space for one in your home, they are highly recommended as […]

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