Archive for the 'Dog Behavior ' Category

The 9 Ways You Are Stressing Your Dog Out

The 9 Ways You Are Stressing Your Dog Out

Have you ever experienced stress? Of course you have!  We have all experienced stress! The problem is that undue stress (the kind that is unpleasant and can’t be controlled) causes numerous health problems. Change is sleep habits (loss of sleep,...

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Why I Said “That Dog Should NOT Be a Service Dog”

Why I Said “That Dog Should NOT Be a Service Dog”

Nothing gets me cussed at and told off quicker than my reply when someone sends me an email about fixing their dog’s behavior problem because he “is” or they want him to “be” a Service Dog. First off let’s be...

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That Electric Collar is NOT a Quick Fix For Your Dog!

That Electric Collar is NOT a Quick Fix For Your Dog!

I have said it before, and I will say it again (probably over and over again)  – we don’t take the time for our dogs that we used to. And, society is hell-bent on the “Quick Fix”. We live in...

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Why Dogs Eat Grass

Why Dogs Eat Grass

There are many urban legends about why dogs eat grass. But the truth is all those things you have heard, aren’t true. Dogs don’t eat grass to make themselves throw up. They don’t have some kind of extra sense that...

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Understanding More about “Triggers” in Dog Training

Understanding More about “Triggers” in Dog Training

  I use the word “trigger” A LOT lately. And, through extensive communication, I realize that not every knows what it means when it comes to dog training. So, what does “trigger” mean when it comes to dog training? What...

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What You Don’t Understand About Your Dog Coming When Called

What You Don’t Understand About Your Dog Coming When Called

I’ve said it before and I will say it again…. There is NOTHING MORE IMPORTANT THAN HAVING A DOG THAT COMES WHEN CALLED! Life with and for dogs can be dangerous. One dropped lead can lead to disaster and death....

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6 Ways to Manage a Hyperactive Dog

6 Ways to Manage a Hyperactive Dog

So you think you have a hyperactive dog? For the majority of dog owners, I think their dogs are lacking exercise and mental stimulation. After all, if you locked me in a room with four white walls, a sofa and...

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How to Get Your Kleptomaniac Dog to Drop Anything

How to Get Your Kleptomaniac Dog to Drop Anything

There is nothing better to a dog than grabbing something he shouldn’t have and then getting chased through the house! If you watch puppies play with each other this is often the exact game they choose! They grab an item,...

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Do You Have a Hyperactive Dog?

Do You Have a Hyperactive Dog?

We live in a fast paced world. Most of the time I love modern technology, but sometimes I want to go back to when things were simpler. I actually blame modern technology and the hormones and odd things that we...

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Not Fostering Independence? Why You Just Might be Killing Your Dog

Not Fostering Independence? Why You Just Might be Killing Your Dog

  Many people want to be the apple of their dog’s eye. They want to think that their dog can’t function without them. Face it! Some of you recognize yourself in that statement. Everyone wants that dog from the “Incredible...

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