Spring Is Here So Make Sure You Walk Your Dog, Not The Other Way Around

Spring Is Here So Make Sure You Walk Your Dog, Not The Other Way Around

Taking your dog out for a walk can be a very enjoyable experience. At least it should be. Walks are a critical element in having a well balanced dog. Dogs need not only the exercise, but also the intellectual and olfactory stimulation of walks. But if you have trouble with your dog pulling on his […]

Is Your Puppy Afraid? 5 Steps To Help

Is Your Puppy Afraid? 5 Steps To Help

Unfortunately, sometimes you have a puppy or dog that seems to be fearful of either one thing – or many things. If your puppy seems to be afraid of certain things, like men, kids, the vacuum, the good news is that you can change your dog’s behavior. Lots of dog owners believe that puppies will […]

Separation Anxiety In Dogs

Separation Anxiety In Dogs

Separation anxiety is one of the most common dog behavior problems. This is because many owners may not realize the cause of the problem and make the issue worse without realizing what they are communicating to their dog. Separation anxiety occurs when a dog is extremely attached to their owners and cannot cope when left […]

My Dog Whines – Why And How Do I Stop It?

My Dog Whines – Why And How Do I Stop It?

Does your dog whine? That’s got to be very frustrating. But before you loose your cool, I’d recommend that you make an effort to figure out the reason your dog is whining. Since our dogs can’t talk, their only forms of vocal communication are barking and whining. Let’s take a look at just some of […]

Your Puppy Training Questions: My Puppy Bites Too Hard

Your Puppy Training Questions: My Puppy Bites Too Hard

Today’s question, submitted via Twitter Jim – my new puppy bites my hand hard! I think she’s just playing, but it hurts. How do I get her to stop? She is 4 months old.   My Answer: The first thing you can do is to start socializing your puppy. If adequate puppy training, desensitization and […]

Avoid These 4 Common Mistakes When Training A Dog

Avoid These 4 Common Mistakes When Training A Dog

I spend a lot of time showing dog owners how to train their dog the right way.  Part of doing something right is avoiding the pitfalls. Today I want to focus on how NOT to train your dog. There are 4 common mistakes to avoid when training your dog. These dog training mistakes are especially important […]

Your Dog Training Questions: Do I Have To Use Dog Treats Forever?

Your Dog Training Questions: Do I Have To Use Dog Treats Forever?

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 […]

Puppy Training: Big Barking Problems Can Come In Little Packages

Puppy Training: Big Barking Problems Can Come In Little Packages

Puppies are just too cute—aren’t they?  But sometimes that smallness and cuteness encourages the owner NOT to train their dog – big, big mistake! I did a series of puppy training lessons with a really cute fluffy puppy and went down the list of recommendations to do and precautions to take and showed them how […]

Dog Training: Problem Dog Barking And How To Fix It

Dog Training: Problem Dog Barking And How To Fix It

I recently answered an e-mail from a woman who was frustrated with her barking dog. She described the problem like this, “My dog barks at home constantly. He jumps up at every noise and barks for 10 to 15 minutes. My husband and I call his name and say ‘NO!’ until he stops, but it […]

5 Steps To Getting Your Dog To Stop Chewing Your Stuff

5 Steps To Getting Your Dog To Stop Chewing Your Stuff

Chewing is a natural dog behavior. Anyone who has owned a puppy knows they have a drive to chew on anything. But if your adult dog is chewing your stuff, you can have a very expensive dog behavior problem. The key to getting your dog to stop chewing your stuff is to teach him to […]

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