Category Archives: Dog Training

Does Your Dog Have a Digging Problem?

Dogs love to dig. They will dig to bury their toys, or to have a nice cool place to lie down.  They may dig to have a nesting area for the puppies, to get out of the yard, or just for the fun of it.  And sometimes they dig out of boredom. If your dog…
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Some Dogs Just Love to Bark

Herding dogs in particular love to bark – it’s part of what they were bred to do. Some dogs love to vocalize just because it’s fun. However, most people don’t find barking charming. After a while it gets on your nerves too. Asking a dog to never bark is both unrealistic and cruel. Barking is…
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Dogs and Doorbells

Who has a dog that goes crazy at the sound of the doorbell? I do – along with every dog owner that I have ever met. But here is why I don’t complain – in fact I encourage it. First of all the sound of my doorbell doesn’t carry through the whole house. If I’m…
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Teaching your dog to love his crate

Every dog should be crate trained. A crate isn't a prison but rather a private and secure place for your dog. When crate trained properly your dog with think of the crate as his safe haven. Dogs will happily go in their crates during stressful situations (strangers or a large group of people, storms, or…
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Adopting a Shelter Dog

So you want to adopt a dog. First you have to think about what kind of dog will work with your lifestyle. Are you looking for a jogging partner or a couch potato to hang out with? Do you want a big dog, a small dog, or something in between? How much grooming do you…
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Choosing a Dog Leash

Every dog owner needs to have a leash. Choosing the right leash can save you a lot of pain and anguish, especially as your dog is learning to walk with you on his leash. The best leash is one that is 4-6 feet long, depending on the size of the dog. Puppies and small dogs…
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Puppy Training Tip: Hunger Helps

For most puppies (and adult dogs too), food can be a powerful motivator. That's why we like to encourage the use of treats in the training process. Dogs of all ages are quick learners, and when training is done right, they can quickly learn to associate a desired behavior with their favorite yummy treat. The concept…
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