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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How to Train an Older Dog to Use a Pee Pad: The Bad and the Ugly

How to Train an Older Dog to Use a Pee Pad: The Bad and the Ugly

Someone recently contacted me and asked me how to train an older dog to use a pee pad.  Well, that was an interesting conversation. Look. Potty pads have their uses. If you live in an apartment complex and you don’t...

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Dog Ate Plastic Wrap…and Other Household Items Dangerous to Dogs

Dog Ate Plastic Wrap…and Other Household Items Dangerous to Dogs

Imagine having to make an emergency trip to the vet because your dog ate plastic wrap or a sock! Everyone who gets a dog or cat soon learns that a certain amount of vigilance goes with pet ownership. Puppies and...

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My Dog Ignores Me: 9 Reasons Why

My Dog Ignores Me: 9 Reasons Why

One of the most common problems to solve as a dog owner is when my dog ignores me. So often people simply can’t figure out why their dog is not listening. They watch people running and playing with their dogs,...

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Bored Dog? SOLVED With These 6 Games

Bored Dog? SOLVED With These 6 Games

When you have a bored dog, nothing is safe and trouble is on the horizon. Or maybe a little bit closer.  Bored dogs are often the ones that chew destructively, have excessive barking problems, or self-mutilate. They can also develop...

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