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Stop My Puppy Biting – The Biggest Mistake You’re Making

So your puppy is biting… fine that is normal and its easy to fix,just make sure you do it the right way

How To Read Your Dog’s Body Language

Ever wondered what your dog is doing when they are interacting with another dog? Do you sometimes feel like you’re watching something in a foreign language as your dog communicates with another one that you have just met on your walk Sometimes it can be really frustrating not knowing whether to step in and stop your dog or let the activity go on. You’d be amazed how many people misread their dog’s behavior and yet it’s actually pretty easy – when you know how!

8 Dog Training Tips for New Owners

So, you just brought home that cute new puppy. Maybe you got your puppy from a great breeder and you’ve been waiting to bring her home for weeks. Or, perhaps you worked with your local animal shelter to adopt a dog that needed a home. Whatever the case, if you have a new dog you will probably soon start thinking about training her.

Training Your Dog With Praise and Reward

We all look for the most effective ways to train our dogs. We want them to learn and to enjoy learning. The more a dog enjoys learning, the better he learns. One of the best ways of training your dog is through praise and reward.

Electric Dog Fences – The Pros and Cons

There’s no question that electric dog fences are a “hot” subject. They make some people uncomfortable. Should you use an electric dog fence to contain your dog?

How to Become a Professional Dog Trainer

Like any other important skill, becoming a professional dog trainer can’t be learned overnight. It takes time and a great deal of hands-on experience with dogs and their owners. But there are some things you can do to get started on the path of becoming a professional dog trainer.

How Often Can I Say No!

You would probably be amazed to discover how well your dog knows you. It’s very likely that your dog knows exactly when you mean something and when you don’t. For instance, if you tell your dog to get off the sofa and he ignores you, there’s probably a good reason why he doesn’t do what you tell him to do. Have you told him to get off before? Have you told him to get off a few dozen or a few hundred times? And when your dog didn’t get off did you do anything about it? If you told your dog to get off the sofa and you did nothing about it, there is no reason for your dog to suddenly start taking your command very seriously.

The Right and the WRONG Way to Teach Your Dog to Come

The best way to teach your dog anything at all is to try looking at things from your dog’s point of view. If you want to teach your dog to “Come” then you need to make it worth his while. That means you need to avoid doing what most owners do.

What You Can Do to Help Your Shy Dog

Dogs have all kinds of personalities just as people do. But if your dog is shy she may not have been socialized enough when she was young. Shyness can be a real problem for dogs. It may sound counter-intuitive, but shyness in dogs can lead to them biting people. If your dog is shy then she may be very fearful of things, other dogs or people. This means that if she feels very threatened she may overreact to something and bite out of fear. You should help your dog try to overcome some of her shyness. There are a lot of things you can do to help.

How Can A Dog Feel My Thoughts During Training?

There is a saying with horses that horses can feel everything you are feeling. People believe that when you ride everything you feel is communicated to the horse through the reins. If you are nervous the horse can feel it in his mouth. If you are confident, the horse can feel it from your fingers right through the reins to his sensitive mouth. Something very similar happens when you have a dog on a leash. Your emotions and feelings, whether positive or negative, are communicated right down the leash to your dog.

Is Your Dog Clueless About Fetching?

It always looks great when you see people playing fetch with their dog. It’s easy to believe that every dog is born knowing how to fetch. Some dogs do instinctively fetch and retrieve, but there are plenty of dogs who will look at you like you’re nuts when you throw a ball for them and tell them to go fetch it.

How Long Will My Dog Live?

When you bring home that cute puppy most of us aren’t thinking about how many years we’ll have together. All we’re thinking about is how adorable he is and how fast we can hide everything he wants to chew on. So, it’s amazing how fast the years go by and gray starts to show up in our friend’s muzzle. Maybe you’re starting to wonder how long your dog will live.

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