Category Archives for Training & Behavior

10 Best Calming Treats for Dogs in 2020: Top Chews and Bites for Your Anxious Pet

Whether your dog suffers from separation anxiety, is terrified of traveling, feels threatened by thunderstorms, or deals with another type of anxiety, you simply want your dog to feel more relaxed

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6 Ways to Stop a Dog From Barking When Left Alone

All dogs bark – there’s no question about that. However, if you don’t live in an isolated house out in the countryside, the constant barking can be a big problem and might even make your

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How Long Can Dogs Hold Their Pee?

An adult dog can technically hold the urge to pee or poop for a very long time. Now, this doesn’t mean that a dog holding his pee is good for him. No animal should be forced to hold its bladder for

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5 Tips for Crate Training a Puppy While at Work

Did you get a puppy yourself or someone give one to you recently? That is great news, but what if you are working and wondering what to do with a puppy while at work? There is a way you can manage working

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How to Crate Train an Older Dog With Separation Anxiety

Dogs descended from wolves, and wolves live in packs. They are social animals, and they like the company of their owners. They never like it when you leave them alone, but you can train them and get accustomed

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11 Best Invisible Dog Fences in 2020 (Wireless and Electric)

Traditional fences can be expensive, ugly, or restricted by your homeowner’s association (HOA). However, nobody wants to take their dog out on a leash when you have a yard. You also don’t want to risk

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E-Collar Training Your Dog: 5 Things You Must Know

Have you been thinking about getting an e-collar for your dog? While electronic dog training collars (often referred to as shock collars) are controversial, they can be an excellent training tool in the

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6 Best Dog Ball Launchers for 2020 (Automatic and Manual)

We all love to watch our dogs play! A dog’s joy is incredibly infectious, and there’s really nothing that beats a wagging tail. One of my fondest memories of my dog is watching her run at full speed

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How to Calm an Aggressive Dog (Effective Aggression Training Tips)

Updated June 23, 2019 Dog aggression is a serious problem and learning how to calm an aggressive dog doesn’t come with providing love (or discipline). As an expert dog behavior consultant, I’ve

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8 Ways to Stop Your Dog From Jumping the Fence

There’s nothing more nerve-wracking than going to let your dog in from the yard and finding that he is no longer there! Whenever you let the dog out into the backyard, you want to have the peace of mind

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Halti vs Gentle Leader vs Easy Walk Harness

Those of us who own dogs who pull at the leash know how a simple dog walk can turn into a frustrating, uncomfortable, and sometimes dangerous ordeal. The good news is that there are a number of ways to

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How to Stop Your Dog From Pulling on the Leash

Those of us who have a dog that pulls at the leash know how much of an ordeal it can be to simply go for a walk with your dog. You clip on the leash and get your mind and your arm ready for being dragged

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28 Ultimate Dog Training Commands: List – Common to Advanced

Learning dog training commands are important for all dogs, but it is absolutely imperative for large breeds. It is the only way to keep your super-sized pet manageable and safe. Yet while many owners understand

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5 Best Dog Training Treats for Puppies in 2020

Dog training treats are great tools for helping to teach your puppy various behaviors and skills. They not only serve as a great way to provide positive reinforcement, but they also help to motivate your

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Furbo vs Petcube Bites: Which Dog Camera is Best for 2020?

If you’re looking for a pet camera that flings treats, you’re probably looking at two main options: the Petcube Bites and the Furbo. Both of these products are made with the same goals in mind: Helping

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Dog IQ: How to Test Your Dog’s Intelligence

Just like there are many ways to determine different aspects of human intelligence, there are many ways to define and measure intelligence in dogs as well. In 1994, Dr. Stanley Coren conducted a study

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Are Big Dogs Smarter Than Small Dogs?

Big dogs are smarter than small dogs, right? After all, bigger dogs have bigger heads, and bigger heads hold bigger brains. A new study (Horschler et. al., 2018) asked owners to help scientists determine

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10 Ways to Treat Separation Anxiety in Dogs

Does your dog shake or cry when you get ready to leave the house? Do they greet you as if you’ve been gone for 100 years when you’ve only been gone for 15 minutes? Does your dog destroy things, dig

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Puppy Socialization Checklist: How to Socialize Your New Dog

Puppy socialization and learning how to socialize your new dog is arguably the most important thing you can do as a new puppy owner. Sure, training your pup to sit and stay is useful – but a well-socialized

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Sedatives for Dogs: Using Medications for Dog Anxiety

Dogs with anxiety aren’t just difficult to live with. Being a dog with anxiety is difficult. One of the main litmus tests for whether or not it’s time to consider medication, such as a dog sedative

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