Kids and dogs just go together – don’t they? Or, do they? Kids are drawn to dogs just like those little magnets that are so drawn to your refrigerator. Dogs seem to accumulate a lot of refrigerator magnets of the two-legged variety everywhere they go and the cuter the dog – the more kids. Some […]
Successful dog training, as I have always said, is not about the dog – it always about the dog’s owner(s). There are certain things that every dog owner should know if they expect their puppy or dog to grow up to be a well behaved, well-adjusted dog with no dog problems. These dog training tips […]
It’s always interesting what people want from their dogs. Let me give you two examples of people and their dogs. On the surface they seem different but they are really not different. Example one John and Glenda, have an older dog Ben that had always been independent. Ben is content to lie off to the […]
In light of the recent bite incident in Denver, CO I feel discussing Canine Body Language is a great way to kick of Paw It Forward Training’s blog. There is no need to recount what happened between news anchor, Kyle Dyer, and Argentine Mastiff, Max. But if you would like to read an excellent interpretation […]
We all love our dogs so much. Many people will tell you they love their dog like a baby. I mean, why not?
Here is why loving your dog so much is important.
It’s true. I admit it. In the past, I would often times catch myself barking (hollering) like a dog at my dogs when I heard them barking. But hey, most folks are just as guilty as me for joining in on the barking dog action. The difference is I should know better, and I do. […]
Jim, How long do I have to use treats for training? I’ve been using treats since I started training my dog, but now I’m worried about my dog gaining weight. – James, via e-mail My Answer: I have good news for you. You do not need to train with treats forever. here’s my take on […]
Today, I’m answering a short, sweet question sent to me on Twitter, you can find me here: @PetiquetteDog. Your Question: Jim, my dog growls at me sometimes… why? It’s annoying and scary. – @okokgoodok My Answer: When a dog growls, he might be telling you “This is my space, back off!” There are other, non-threatening reasons […]
It’s easy to forget about keeping our dogs safe during the holidays with the Christmas tree and everything else that can distract us. If something unfortunate happens, you don’t want to find yourself saying, “I never would have thought that could happen!” Now, many of you have dogs that are veterans of many Christmases past, […]
With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I’m sure you’re busy planning a big family meal. Whether you are hosting or attending, it’s important to remember to keep all family members safe and happy. This of course means your dog as well. Let’s review how some of the dog behavior tips I have shared with you […]