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Teaching an Aggressive Dog to Socialize

Teaching an Aggressive Dog to Socialize

“Teaching an Aggressive Dog to Socialize.” That is kind of a tricky statement because I don’t think it means what you think it means. When people speak of socializing an aggressive dog, they often mean turning it loose with other...

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Proper Dog-to-Dog Introductions: a Step-by-Step Guide

Proper Dog-to-Dog Introductions: a Step-by-Step Guide

Socializing dogs, safely, is complicated. If you do it wrong, you can end up with a dog that has fear and aggression issues whenever they see another dog. If you do it right, you can control your dog’s positive experience!...

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The Top 5 Things Your Puppy Wishes You Wouldn’t Do

The Top 5 Things Your Puppy Wishes You Wouldn’t Do

There are a few things that pretty much everyone does, but your puppy kind of wishes that you wouldn’t. The truth is, these things that you do make it more difficult for him to learn and grow up to be...

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How To Stop Your Dog From Barking At The Neighbor’s Dog

How To Stop Your Dog From Barking At The Neighbor’s Dog

“Fence fighting” is a difficult behavior to change! Why? Because it is FUN for all of the dogs involved to bark at each other at the fence. Running back and forth, barking, spitting, snarling and working yourself up is serious...

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Teaching Your Old Dog New Tricks: 5 Things You May Be Doing Wrong

Teaching Your Old Dog New Tricks: 5 Things You May Be Doing Wrong

  So, you have an older dog. Maybe you just adopted them, or perhaps they’ve been a family member for a long time. They might not be as lively as they once were, but that doesn’t mean they can’t learn...

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Two Ways to Teach Your Dog to Greet Guests Politely And One Mistake to Avoid

Two Ways to Teach Your Dog to Greet Guests Politely And One Mistake to Avoid

  Recently, I wrote an article titled “The #1 Secret to Getting Your Dog to Leave Your Guests Alone”. This is a very important article. There are some dogs out there that should NEVER interact or greet your guests. Dogs...

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The #1 Secret to Getting Your Dog to Leave Your Guests Alone

The #1 Secret to Getting Your Dog to Leave Your Guests Alone

Ohhhhhh, dogs love guests!!!! Guests are exciting! Your dog probably hardly ever “truly” gets in trouble when guests are over visiting! The same goes for kids and guests. I remember when I was a kid, I looooooved having company over...

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17 Signs Of Stress in Dogs

17 Signs Of Stress in Dogs

  I have been asked to write an article on signs of stress in dogs, which I think is wonderful! So, few people actually understand the things their dogs are trying to communicate to them! I recently had a “date”...

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7 Ways to Teach Your Dog to Face His Fears

7 Ways to Teach Your Dog to Face His Fears

Dog fears seem to be on the rise. I blame everything on social media and people’s sheer lack of time to spend with their dog. 15 years ago, it was rare to see an adult dog that had never been...

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How and Why to Teach Your Dog “Leave It”

How and Why to Teach Your Dog “Leave It”

“Leave It” is one of the most important commands you can teach your dog! When teaching my puppy class just last week, we were discussing “impulse control”, and teaching the dog not to steal things from your hand (close to...

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