How To Stop A Dog Thief

How To Stop A Dog Thief

Globally, dog theft has been on the rise for the past few years.  So if you think your dog isn’t at risk… you may want to THINK AGAIN! Dog theft is devastating to loving pet owners.  It can bring your...

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My #1 Fear For Dogs This Summer

My #1 Fear For Dogs This Summer

Hot days kill dogs. Most of us know enough not to leave our dogs in the car on a hot or sunny day, but did you know in some states it is illegal?  AZ, CA, IL, ME, MD, MN, NV,...

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Dog Social Distancing and Utilizing a Crate to Help with Separation Anxiety

Dog Social Distancing and Utilizing a Crate to Help with Separation Anxiety

As I sit here and ponder where I am going to go with this article, my mind wanders. I’ve already sat down a couple of times to write it. I’d literally just sat down on Monday, computer open, and then...

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Signs of Worms in Dogs… And How To PREVENT Your Dog From Getting Worms In The First Place!

Signs of Worms in Dogs… And How To PREVENT Your Dog From Getting Worms In The First Place!

Signs of worms in dogs are not necessarily easy to see to the untrained eye.  As humans and living in most first world countries, we simply do not have to deal with most parasites and worms nor the treatment that...

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Dog Dental Treats and Chews, What You Need to Know About Your Dog’s Oral Health

Dog Dental Treats and Chews, What You Need to Know About Your Dog’s Oral Health

One of the most important and most preventable diseases that your dog (or pet) will undoubtedly face in his lifetime is dental disease.  The Royal Veterinary College of London (RVC) published a PDF in 2002 that stated periodontal disease is...

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How to Socialize an Aggressive Dog

How to Socialize an Aggressive Dog

When you have a dog that just cannot handle other people or other dogs, then you might be wondering how to socialize an aggressive dog. See, socializing an aggressive dog is kind of a tricky statement because I don’t think...

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Help! My Dog Won’t Sit Still! SOLVED!

Help! My Dog Won’t Sit Still! SOLVED!

As a professional dog trainer for over 25 years, and having worked for numerous veterinarians over the past 20 years, I have heard a lot of tales (not tails 😉 ) about a puppy or an adult dog that won’t...

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Why Dog Hand Signals are Better Than Verbal Commands

Why Dog Hand Signals are Better Than Verbal Commands

  Dog training hand signals have been around as long, in time, as dog obedience and dog training.  Verbal commands are not always “where it is at” when it comes to dog training and dog behavior. And, having been a...

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How to Train a Dog to Lay Down

How to Train a Dog to Lay Down

Teaching your dog or young puppy how to lay down might be one of the most daunting tasks some dog owners face!  But training your dog doesn’t have to be difficult. Sounds silly, right?  Laying down is natural and should...

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Stop Bark Collars: Why Negative Reinforcement Won’t Stop Your Dog’s Barking

Stop Bark Collars: Why Negative Reinforcement Won’t Stop Your Dog’s Barking

There are plenty of ways that people have developed to train dogs, including negative reinforcement methods such as stop bark collars, shock collars, choke chains, and more. Have you ever noticed, though, that correcting, chastising, even physically punishing your dog...

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