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Why is My Puppy Still Having Accidents? The Do’s and Don’ts of Puppy Potty Training

Why is My Puppy Still Having Accidents? The Do’s and Don’ts of Puppy Potty Training

It can be frustrating when your puppy just doesn’t get potty training, despite your best efforts. But before you give up and decide to become a professional carpet cleaner, take a deep breath. Patience and consistency are your best friends...

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Why Dog Aggression is Self-Rewarding

Why Dog Aggression is Self-Rewarding

Dog aggression is such a complicated phrase and definition. Dog aggression comes in many forms. Dogs can be: Aggressive toward men Aggressive toward women Aggressive toward children Even aggressive toward children under a certain age (typically toddler age) Or aggressive...

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Muzzles: the Why, the How and the Why Not

Muzzles: the Why, the How and the Why Not

Ahhhh muzzles! Muzzles are probably one of the most misunderstood tools in dog training. The majority of society think that they are cruel. Even when aggressive dogs come into the veterinary clinic where I work 98% of people don’t want...

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The Problem with Retractable Leashes

The Problem with Retractable Leashes

I am really, really, really not a fan of retractable leashes. I have a couple and honestly I use them occasionally when I am on vacation and I want my dog to go far out and go potty, but I...

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The Casino Industry Trick For Getting Dogs To OBEY (Without Bribing Them)

The Casino Industry Trick For Getting Dogs To OBEY (Without Bribing Them)

Time after time owners will tell me that their dog will not listen to them unless the dog can SEE and SMELL the treat on their human’s body. This is the easiest way to determine that you are using treats...

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How To Leash Train An Adult Dog

How To Leash Train An Adult Dog

It doesn’t matter whether your dog is old or a puppy, big or small. Every dog needs to learn basic leash skills. This will help you take your dog for a walk in the park, or around the block, or...

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Possession Aggression in Dogs

Possession Aggression in Dogs

Aggression is complicated. Just like all dogs are individuals and have individual behaviors, dog aggression comes in varying degrees and forms. As always, if you feel as if your dog may pointedly bite or attack you please, please seek the...

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The Most Important Things to Consider When Temperament Testing a Puppy

The Most Important Things to Consider When Temperament Testing a Puppy

There are two very distinctive camps when it comes to puppy temperament testing. The PRO side who are very adamant about the positive results of puppy temperament tests. And, the ANTI side who don’t believe that puppy temperament tests are...

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Can Service Dogs Help People with Depression and Anxiety?

Can Service Dogs Help People with Depression and Anxiety?

A 2015 study found that 16.1 million adults in the United States had experienced at least one major episode of depression in the past year. This is one of the most common mental illnesses in the country. Anxiety is another...

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Quick Tip – Dog Is Stealing Food

Quick Tip – Dog Is Stealing Food

Quick Tip I am going to continue giving you some “Quick Tip” articles to help you with your puppy training. See my first quick tip here. Now…on to the latest quick tip… Ahhh the proverbial counter surfer at work!!! The...

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