Training

Does your otherwise well-house-trained dog pee when you walk in the door and greet her, or when other people reach to pet her? Yikes! Submissive and excitement urination can be very frustrating behaviors to live with; having to constantly mop up puddles and spray enzymatic cleaners on your carpet can get old fast. The three
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Dog whistles have long been used for dog training. Working retrievers and herding dogs are often trained to respond to whistle cues because the sound of a whistle carries farther than the human voice and can be easier to hear in inclement weather – even the sound of a so-called “silent whistle.” How can that
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Dogs naturally like to jump up. It’s one of the ways they explore the world around them, including the humans they meet. Unfortunately for our dogs, most people don’t like dogs to jump on them. A rambunctious adolescent Labrador or adult St. Bernard can get in a heap of trouble if they pounce on people,
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Nobody likes rounding the corner in the house and discovering a pile of poo. While it’s one thing to find the occasional “gift” from a puppy or newly adopted dog, we’re generally less thrilled to discover our adult dog has “left a load” in the living room. So why is your house-trained dog suddenly pooping
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Giant-breed dogs can be a hoot. It’s fun to see them in cars, looking for all the world like bears being taken for a drive. It’s lovely to witness a well-mannered Great Dane, St. Bernard, or Great Pyrenees walking nicely on a leash and greeting admiring passers-by in a calm, friendly fashion. But it needs
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How do you teach your dog to bark or to speak on cue? You can do it in just six easy steps by marking the bark with a treat and teaching a verbal cue or hand signal. © gmnicholas/Getty Images Want to teach your dog to talk? “Speak” is a simple trick, especially if your
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I’ve always talked to dogs – as I’m sure you do – engaging them with the usual cues, the names of favorite things and people, and a healthy dose of general chatter. But thanks to a week-long course in canine applied ethology taught by Kim Brophey, CDBC, CPDT-KA, of The Dog Door Behavior Center in
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When you see a little puppy, the most natural thing in the world is to run over and swoop her into your arms for a nice big cuddle! I beg you: Don’t do that. It may feel wonderful to you, but the odds are you just created a moment of fear for that puppy.  PUPPIES
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Why do dogs eat poop – especially their own? It’s so gross! There’s nothing worse than when your dog eats a fresh piece of poop and then, in response to your shrieks of horror and dismay, tries to lick you in an appeasement gesture.  Poop eating – or “coprophagia,” to use the scientific term –
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You may be embarrassed by your dog’s proclivity to mount other dogs, cushions or pieces of furniture, or even (horrors!) humans. You are not alone; dogs all over the world can be seen wrapping their front paws around what seems to us to be inappropriate targets and thrusting their pelvis in what appears to be
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It used to be that if folks wanted to pet your dog, they just reached out and did it. Happily, in today’s more well-informed world, there’s usually a quick, “May I pet your dog?” first.  All too often, though, the moment that permission is granted, the stranger is moving in close and looming over the
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Because I want to make you smile! I’ve been in a quirky mood this week:) One of my favorite things to do is watch puppies playing. True, they can be a bit rough, but rambunctious puppies generally are pretty tolerant! In this video enjoy two pit bull mixes having the time of their life! Sit
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Dogs and puppies see and sense the world so differently than we do. And that matters when it comes to training. This video is sponsored by Petflow! Set up automatic pet food delivery today at http://www.PetFlow.com/ZakGeorge Enter code Zak30 when you check out to receive $10 off of your first 3 autoship orders. Just choose
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