Archive for the 'Dog Behavior ' Category

Two Ways to Teach Your Dog to Greet Guests Politely And One Mistake to Avoid

Two Ways to Teach Your Dog to Greet Guests Politely And One Mistake to Avoid

  Recently, I wrote an article titled “The #1 Secret to Getting Your Dog to Leave Your Guests Alone”. This is a very important article. There are some dogs out there that should NEVER interact or greet your guests. Dogs...

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The #1 Secret to Getting Your Dog to Leave Your Guests Alone

The #1 Secret to Getting Your Dog to Leave Your Guests Alone

Ohhhhhh, dogs love guests!!!! Guests are exciting! Your dog probably hardly ever “truly” gets in trouble when guests are over visiting! The same goes for kids and guests. I remember when I was a kid, I looooooved having company over...

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Tips For Adding Dogs To Your Household

Tips For Adding Dogs To Your Household

Interesting to note, not all dogs get along! And, the truth is, it is our fault as humans! Back in the day of wild canines, dog evolution was in the “paws” of the wild canines. Today, humans manipulate characteristics and...

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Why Your Dog Growls At Some People And Not Others

Why Your Dog Growls At Some People And Not Others

Dogs are interesting creatures. They are so simple in some contexts and so complicated in others, or so we think. Honestly, I think the problem is that we humans don’t take the time to try and understand our dogs. We...

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Tips for Teaching Your Dog Impulse Control and Why it Matters

Tips for Teaching Your Dog Impulse Control and Why it Matters

One of the biggest problems that I see in dog training is a total lack of impulse control. Ironically, this wasn’t a HUGE issue 20 years ago. I think, back then, people had fewer distractions, and at least taught their...

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Actually, You Have Taught Your Dog To NEVER Come When Called!

Actually, You Have Taught Your Dog To NEVER Come When Called!

It is amazing how many people teach their puppies and dogs the exact opposite of what they think they are working toward! We think in human terms. We don’t take time to consider how dogs learn, and how terribly inconsistent...

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The 6 Reasons You Are Ruining Your Dog’s “Stay” Command

The 6 Reasons You Are Ruining Your Dog’s “Stay” Command

The “Stay” command is often the “bane” of dog owners’ obedience training. And, even those who get a decent “stay,” often end up losing it completely. It is pretty easy to understand if you read these points… The 6 Reasons...

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The Top 4 Signs Your Dog Needs More Exercise

The Top 4 Signs Your Dog Needs More Exercise

Dogs need exercise. And, let me tell you, that a short stroll around the block to pick up the mail is not exercise. A 3-mile stroll around the park is also not really “exercise” for your dog. Your dog is...

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What Your Dog Needs Daily, But is Wildly Ignored by Everyone

What Your Dog Needs Daily, But is Wildly Ignored by Everyone

I’ll admit it, I’m dating. However, I will lie and deny it so that my brother doesn’t find out. 😉 I am pretty sure he wants me to die alone in a bus full of cats. And, I know I...

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3  1/2 Easy Steps for Managing Your Dog’s Overexcitement

3 1/2 Easy Steps for Managing Your Dog’s Overexcitement

Ironically, as I write this, it is Christmas day. I know, I lead an exciting life! 😉  Writing is how I celebrate! Also, interestingly, the holiday season is one of my busiest times of the year. People tend to get...

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