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Dog Walking Games: Mentally Stimulating Games to Play While Walking Your Dog

Dog Walking Games: Mentally Stimulating Games to Play While Walking Your Dog

Dog walking games are a great way to entertain your dog and provide him with much-needed stimulation. I have been saying this for years…. We humans are BORING. Even though going on a walk is probably one of your dog’s...

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How to Train a Puppy to Come, the Best Method!

How to Train a Puppy to Come, the Best Method!

Puppies are amazing creatures!  I am always filled with joy when I get to meet a new puppy at my veterinary clinic or when I am out training. Young puppies are filled with wonder and excitement.  Everything is new and...

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Clicker Training Puppies, Start Right Away!

Clicker Training Puppies, Start Right Away!

Ohhhhh puppies!!!  They are probably one of the cutest furry forces on earth!  I love just about everything about puppies. And, I love clicker training puppies, too! Honestly, as a trainer, I am having a bit of puppy fever right...

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Tricks of the Trade; Teaching Your Puppy to Walk Nicely on Leash

Tricks of the Trade; Teaching Your Puppy to Walk Nicely on Leash

Ironically, pretty and animated on leash heeling is one of my favorite things about competition dog obedience. I will admit, it isn’t “easy”. But the best things in life aren’t “easy”, they take some effort. So there are a couple...

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Solliquin for Dogs and Other Natural Remedies to Aide Calm

Solliquin for Dogs and Other Natural Remedies to Aide Calm

If your dog is dealing with anxiety or hyperactivity, then Solliquin for Dogs or other natural remedies to aid calm might be in order.  Years ago (and still a little now), I was more “anti” natural than most people. So...

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Can Dogs Eat Corn Cobs?

Can Dogs Eat Corn Cobs?

Can dogs eat corn cobs? I got this question in an email from a client of ours recently. Ironically, I was in the middle of writing an article on the dangers of sugar free gum.  The truth is that there is...

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Dog Breeds That Shed the Least…and the Most

Dog Breeds That Shed the Least…and the Most

If you’re looking at adopting a new puppy, chances are you’ll want to be looking for one of the dog breeds that shed the least. Or, on the other hand, maybe dog hair doesn’t bother you all that much. After...

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How to Stop a Dog from Marking

How to Stop a Dog from Marking

When figuring out how to stop a dog from marking, it’s important that you first learn why dogs mark their territory. Imagine this: you’re at home, and Mr. Barkley, your golden retriever, is in his usual spot on his bed....

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The Very Best Way to Potty Train a Puppy

The Very Best Way to Potty Train a Puppy

The number one concern of most new dog owners is what the best way to potty train a puppy is. The most misdirected interaction to train a new puppy is also probably potty training a puppy! It isn’t going to be immediate; it...

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How to Stop Your Dog from Jumping

How to Stop Your Dog from Jumping

You try all that you can, but you just cannot figure out how to stop your dog from jumping! There’s no need to worry. Below, you’ll find a comprehensive guide to getting your pup to stop jumping.  Jumping up is one...

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