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5 Easily-Trainable Dog Breeds

A dog is the perfect addition to a complete family, and that is quite undeniable! And while this idea may primarily give you visions of good times in your head, there are also a lot of important things about pet ownership to consider, before getting a dog. Of course, we all want a kid-friendly, obedient, … Continue reading 5 Easily-Trainable Dog Breeds

50 Unique Dog Names for Your Pup

do better than Spot, Rover, or Fluffy when you're naming your dog Be the owner at the dog park who shouts out for your dog with a cool, great, and uncommon dog name. Your dog is a family member, a best friend, and a trusted sidekick. Choose a name that reflects your dog's heart and … Continue reading 50 Unique Dog Names for Your Pup

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10 Best Dog Training Tips

Listen to Your Dog Learn to pay attention to your canine companion. Do not force your dog to say hello to another dog, animal, or person if he appears to be uncomfortable. He's expressing his dissatisfaction for a purpose, and you should respect that. Forcing the issue can often lead to more serious issues in … Continue reading 10 Best Dog Training Tips

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Puppy Training Stages: Ages and Stages in Your Pup’s Development

Never mind about puppy training stages — the picture-perfect puppy is all snuggles, wet kisses, and puppy breath, right? Sure! You’ve probably already realized that your “perfect” puppy also comes with nipping, barking, peeing on the carpet, and knocking over your neighbor’s toddler! That’s why it’s important to learn potential puppy training stages right away. … Continue reading Puppy Training Stages: Ages and Stages in Your Pup’s Development

The ‘Smartest’ Dog Breeds

There's no easy way to rate dog intelligence. As the psychologist Stanley Coren wrote in the '90s, there's adaptive intelligence (i.e., figuring stuff out), working intelligence (i.e., following orders), and instinctive intelligence (i.e., innate talent) — not to mention spatial intelligence, kinesthetic intelligence, interpersonal intelligence, and more. As the animal behaviorist Frans de Waal has … Continue reading The ‘Smartest’ Dog Breeds

Video: Separation Anxiety in Dogs

One of the most common problems a canine behaviorist handles is separation anxiety. It is easy to become frustrated when your dog has separation anxiety, and that frustration can be sensed by your dog making the situation that much more difficult. SEPARATION ANXIETY What is separation anxiety, exactly? Separation anxiety is often thought to be … Continue reading Video: Separation Anxiety in Dogs

Training Tips: 22 Great Ideas To Help You Train Your Dog in 2020

Training your dog should be fun! But it can also be quite challenging. Especially if your dog is young, bouncy and strong! I’ve selected some helpful tips for you below. I’d like to help as many people as I can and so I’ve also set up regular tips by email which will answer many of … Continue reading Training Tips: 22 Great Ideas To Help You Train Your Dog in 2020

Dog Training – Obedience Training for Dogs

Many people can’t imagine life without dogs. We admire and adore them for their loyalty, unconditional affection, playful exuberance and zest for life. Nevertheless, dogs and people are very different animals. Although officially “man’s best friend,” dogs have some innocent but irksome tendencies-like jumping up to greet, barking, digging and chewing-that can make it downright … Continue reading Dog Training – Obedience Training for Dogs

Tips for Housetraining Your Puppy

House training your puppy is about consistency, patience, and positive reinforcement. The goal is to instill good habits and build a loving bond with your pet. It typically takes 4-6 months for a puppy to be fully house trained, but some puppies may take up to a year. Size can be a predictor. For instance, … Continue reading Tips for Housetraining Your Puppy

5 Simple Commands You Should Teach Your Puppy

Contents How To Teach A Dog To Come How To Teach a Dog Loose Leash Walking How To Teach a Dog To Sit How To Teach a Dog To Stay How to Teach a Dog to Lay Down Getting Started To start off on the right foot (and paw!) with your pup, he’ll need to … Continue reading 5 Simple Commands You Should Teach Your Puppy