Archive for the 'Dog Behavior ' Category

The Top 3 Reasons Your Dog is Whining

The Top 3 Reasons Your Dog is Whining

A dog that whines is one of my pet peeves! I can handle full out barking a lot better than whining. There is just something about the pitch that sounds like fingernails down a chalk board. Thankfully, my dogs don’t...

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The Number One Reason Your Dog Is a Monster

The Number One Reason Your Dog Is a Monster

The first time I saw this video, I thought it was a set up. Then I realized that it wasn’t, and I think I was even more horrified. I mean we have all seen dogs steal food, or get in...

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7 Natural Ways to Help Calm Your Anxious Dog

7 Natural Ways to Help Calm Your Anxious Dog

Years ago (and still a little now), I was more “anti” natural than most people. So many people want to deny their dog medicine or think that there are purely natural strategies for problems or conditions. This is simply not...

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Get Ready for the Dirt…On Dogs Who Dig

Get Ready for the Dirt…On Dogs Who Dig

Are you ready for some dirt? The dirt on dogs who dig, that is. 😉 Digging is both a complicated and an easy subject! Getting to Know Your Dog Dogs dig for all kinds of reasons. Some dig for a...

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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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