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Dog Door Training: 4 Reasons I Hate Them and 1 Reason I Love Them

Dog Door Training: 4 Reasons I Hate Them and 1 Reason I Love Them

If I had a nickel for every time someone with a doggy door came to me because they were having puppy potty training issues… well, I think I would be a millionaire sitting in my pool writing this.  Unfortunately, it...

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Dog Tail Between Legs? The Tail Tells the Tale

Dog Tail Between Legs? The Tail Tells the Tale

A dog tail between the legs is a sign of how your dog is feeling. Typically, this means that it’s frightened. Likewise, a very high tail or a tail that’s level with the spine indicate other emotions and behaviors in...

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How to Stop a Dog from Jumping on Me

How to Stop a Dog from Jumping on Me

It has taken a lot of experience to figure out how to stop a dog from jumping on me. Jumping up when greeting is one of the most common complaints pet owners have about their dogs. The reason this behavior...

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My Dog Won’t Leave Me Alone! Help!

My Dog Won’t Leave Me Alone! Help!

“What do I do when my dog won’t leave me alone? He’s extra clingy. He simply will not leave me alone!”  Imagine this: Towards the end of a long day, you’ve finished your evening meal, walked the dog, and put...

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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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