6 Unwanted Dog Behaviors That Dog Owners Encourage

Every dog parent strives to raise a behaviorally balanced dog, but most of them end up asking what’s wrong with my dog? We, accidentally, promote some unwanted behaviors in our dogs. A lot of dog parents encourage unwanted behaviors because they find it cute. If the behavior has been rewarded for a long time, it … Continue reading 6 Unwanted Dog Behaviors That Dog Owners Encourage

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Should Your Dog Sleep with You?

Pets belong on the bed. At our house anyway, and at many of yours, I bet. In fact, surveys on the topic show that around half of pet owners let them sleep on the bed. As for us, our little guy Truffle starts out wedged between my pillows and my husband’s, but at some point […] … Continue reading Should Your Dog Sleep with You?

Canine Veteran’s Day: How to Help

Tomorrow is Canine Veteran's Day. And, here at Canine Companions & Dog Behavior Blog, would like to share some information about our canine veterans here. Please take a seat, and read/listen to the article. You might even find your soulmate dog after reading this. You're going to want to grab your tissues before reading and … Continue reading Canine Veteran’s Day: How to Help

5 Steps for Successful Leash Walking

Dogs aren’t natural leash walkers. And, it takes patience to train a dog to walk on a leash… so don’t feel discouraged if your dog isn’t quite comfortable yet. It can be frustrating to feel a constant tug at the leash… but remember if they’ve never walked on a leash before- it’s a completely new … Continue reading 5 Steps for Successful Leash Walking

Why Do Dogs Bite Ankles?

There is a commonality among herding dog breeds-- they bite ankles! Why?! Dog breeds like the Corgi, the Great Pyrenees, the German Shepherd, and others, and even mixes are known to bite ankles when playing. Well, they're trying to herd you. Think about their instincts for a moment. Way back when, the sheep or other … Continue reading Why Do Dogs Bite Ankles?

Dog Talk: What Your Dog Wants You to Know

If you're searching for a comprehensive dog book, this 400+ page book by Amber L. Drake is for you. Drake has over a decade of experience in canine behavior, and has developed this book in response to client questions throughout the years. Topics range from the history of the dog to canine behavior and nutrition. … Continue reading Dog Talk: What Your Dog Wants You to Know

Puppy Potty Training

Potty training your puppy can seem like a daunting task, but with the right approach, it’s actually relatively easy. As long as you are committed, consistent, and follow the right steps, you will be able to successfully train your puppy to do her business outside. Take a look to find out the do’s and don’ts … Continue reading Puppy Potty Training

Teaching Dogs to Be Comfortable During Procedures, by Bennett Canine Training

What do you do when your groomer say’s she can’t groom your dog anymore because of behavior? Does your dog get uncomfortable when it’s time to put a harness on? Does your vet ask you to muzzle your dog before you bring him in? Your not alone. I was talking to a student, Nicole who … Continue reading Teaching Dogs to Be Comfortable During Procedures, by Bennett Canine Training