Category: Dog Training

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Will Neutering a Dog Change Its Behavior?

If you were planning on neutering or spaying your dog because it might make him or her more manageable behavior-wise, this might not be the best reason to do it. Naturally, there are many advantages to early neutering or spaying, and one of the most significant ones is that the procedure more often than not

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The Right Way to Introduce Your Dog to a Stranger

When you’re out and about on a walk with your best canine pal, it is inevitable that you will encounter new people. Many people greet dogs with great enthusiasm; often swarming them in the hopes they can lavish them with love and affectionate pats and cuddles. While some dogs enjoy the company of strangers, others

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Temperament Testing Your Dog – What You Need to Know

The term “temperament” has become a buzz word in today’s society. Each dog is born with a unique personality that shapes who the dog is and how he reacts to certain situations. At the core of all personalities is something we call temperament. Temperament is largely genetic and is inherited from a dog’s ancestors. However,

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How to Stop a Dog From Begging for Food at the Table

Could your dog use an upgrade to his table manners? If Fido takes pride in being by the table every time a meal is served, you well know the frustration of a pooch that begs. Begging for Food is Embarrassing Is there anything worse than sitting down to your Sunday dinner with valued guests while

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How to Stop Your Dog from Licking Your Face

Some people love them; other people hate them, but everyone has an opinion about doggy kisses. Regardless of which camp you fall into, it’s important to teach Fido that no means no! Though you may declare yourself as firmly entrenched in the canine kiss aficionado club, people who visit your home might not, so it’s

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How Can I Stop My Dog from Humping Other Dogs?

As much as we love our dogs; sometimes, they do things that embarrass us. While some of these habits are simply a matter of forgotten manners, others are instinctual behaviors bred into our canine companions over centuries of their history. Though we may not understand the motivation behind some of our fave pooch’s seemingly odd

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When Dogs Attack | Why Do Some Dogs Turn on their Owner

Since time immemorial, man has been sharing his home with his most loyal friend: the dog. Dogs fill our lives with joy, laughter, and unconditional love. Just the thought of life without their favorite furry friend can bring a tear to even the most stoic person’s eye. Since we are most accustomed to dogs who

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How To Stop Your Neighbor’s Dog From Barking

If you live next door to a barking dog, you know the struggle is real. You don’t want to be “that guy.” You know the one; the guy who calls the local animal protection society on your neighbor. You’d like to work things out on your own if you could. But Fido takes to his

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Is Your Behaviour Causing Your Dog’s Anxiety?

Whether you are a proud first-time dog owner, or have been taking care of pups for years, raising and training your furry friend can be a stressful experience. Especially in those vital early weeks, it is common and even normal to be very hands-on with your dog, even to the point of being overbearing. But

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How Can I Stop My Dog from Eating My Shoes?

If you’ve ever come home to discover your favorite shoes now have air conditioning courtesy of Fido, you know the frustration of having a dog who likes to eat shoes. It seems that no matter where you put them, Fido seems to find them and leave behind his “mark.” While you enjoy shopping for shoes

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Why Is My Dog Eating My Underwear?

If you are the owner of a dog, you know they love to eat. Begging for a bite of the steak on your plate you understand, but some of the things that Fido ends up with in his mouth are just downright perplexing to you. Yet what fascinates one dog may not fascinate another. While

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Why Are Dogs Scared of Fireworks?

If you have a dog who is afraid of fireworks, you can really begin to dread any holiday when you know they will be set off. Your dog can become so frightened that it is impossible to console him. You feel helpless and sad for your favorite canine friend. Though on some level, we can

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Resource Guarding – A Protective Dog

Ding ding ding ding ding! This is the sound of the alarm bells that should go off your in head when a client says something along the lines of…“It’s so cute the way Fluffy loves my son – she steals his socks and won’t let anyone near them”. Many bites to children occur as a

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Destructive Chewing – Gnawing on Shoes, Furniture and More

If you’ve ever come home from work to find Fido contently gnawing away on your favorite slippers, you know the struggle is real. Undoubtedly, you’ve tried everything you can think of to keep Fido from chewing things that he shouldn’t and without success. There seems to be no end to his destruction. You now are

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