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 personal...

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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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Hot to Build a Simple Puppy Training Schedule

Hot to Build a Simple Puppy Training Schedule

Puppies are some of my favorite beings on earth!  I’ve said it before and I will say it again, I just love puppies!  All puppies, the small breeds, the large breeds and the medium sized breeds.  Young puppies just have...

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How to Socialize a Dog with Humans: Even the Timid Pooch Can Do It!

How to Socialize a Dog with Humans: Even the Timid Pooch Can Do It!

Socialization is a lot more complicated than it sounds, especially when it comes to how to socialize your dog (or even your puppy) with humans. People even misunderstand it when it comes to socializing your dog or even socializing your...

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Dog Agility Training Exercises: Training With Obstacles

Dog Agility Training Exercises: Training With Obstacles

This is the second installment, if you didn’t catch my first article on dog agility training, I recommend that you read it. Essentially, I believe that almost all dog owners, and also all dogs can benefit from dog agility training! ...

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How to Potty Train a 2 Year Old Dog

How to Potty Train a 2 Year Old Dog

When it comes to figuring out how to potty train a 2 year old dog, it all comes down to breaking bad habits and replacing them with good habits.  I write on a lot of subjects. I write many articles...

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