Category Archives for Training & Behavior

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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5 Ways to Potty Train a Puppy Fast!

It’s no fun to have a puppy who pees all over the house – that’s why just about everyone wants to potty train their new puppy fast. Luckily, potty training doesn’t have to take weeks or months.

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5 Tips for Crate Training an Older Dog

Adopting a new dog is an exciting time – but it also can mean lots of new training to work on. With a big dog, it can be really important to get started on crate training right away. Untrained adult

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How to Stop Your Dog From Barking

Dogs bark – there’s no question about that. While we humans find this habit annoying now, it was actually a main reason that we kept dogs around for generations. That’s especially true for many

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4 Rules for Leash Training a Puppy

Nobody likes being dragged around by a dog that pulls. It’s much easier to leash train a puppy right from the beginning than it is to break a bad habit later on. While leash training a puppy isn’t

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How to Train a German Shepherd Puppy

Are you the proud owner of a German Shepherd puppy? If so, you’ve just added a beautiful new member to your family! Few other dog breeds possess the grace, intelligence, and athleticism of the German

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5 Best Wide Dog Collars for Large Breed Dogs

Busy dog owners often select collars in a pretty haphazard fashion. They measure their dog’s neck, find a good color and start clicking “buy now” buttons. But this often leads to problems, and it

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The Ultimate Guide to Crate Training a Puppy at Night

The first night home for many new puppy owners can be a nightmare of howling, whimpering, whining, and accidents. Puppies cry in their crates at night, especially at first. How can we crate train a puppy

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Sings of Aggression In Dogs and How To Stop It

Aggression in dogs is a serious problem that won’t disappear with love (or discipline). As an expert dog behavior consultant, I’ve spent years helping family pets and shelter dogs overcome

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3 Best Dog Harnesses For Running With Your Large Breed

Apart from having a good sniff at everything in sight, one of the most enjoyable aspects of any walk for your dog is being able to pick up the pace with a run. After all, it’s important to get those

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5 Best Dog Harnesses to Stop Pulling

Looking for a high quality dog harness to stop pulling? A no pull dog harness is an indispensable tool that almost all dog owners need. But while there are a variety of different no pull harnesses on the

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5 Tips on How to House Train an Older Dog

Is your older dog having trouble doing its business in the right spot? If you’re worried he’s too old to train, don’t be. Contrary to the age-old saying, teaching a dog new tricks has

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How to Adopt a Dog in 5 Easy Steps

So you’re ready to welcome a new furry friend into your home, that’s wonderful! Choosing to adopt instead of buy may be the best choice you could make. Rehoming a dog is one of the most rewarding

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5 Tips for Traveling With Dogs in a Car (Especially When They’re Big)

For many families across the United States, their pets are seen as an extension of their family. So it’s only natural that both children and adults alike would opt to take their canine friends along

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How to Stop a Puppy From Biting: 8 Effective Strategies

Did you recently add a puppy to your home? If so, you have joined one of the 129.8 million households that have a furry companion. Puppies are cute, but when those sharp puppy teeth destroy or bite your

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28 Dog Commands and Advanced Dog Training Tips

Learning dog 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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Why Do Dogs Lick People? It’s More Than Love & Affection

To understand the reasons why dogs lick people, you have to first understand the central role licking plays in a dog’s life. From the day they’re born, dogs start licking just about everything within

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7 Best Shock Collars for Large Dogs

There are a variety of tools you can use to help train your canine but dog shock collars (bark collars or e-collars) are an often-overlooked, and possibly best option for owners. Below, we’ll discuss

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5 Best Heavy Duty Dog Crates for Your Escape Artist

Most dogs can be adequately housed in standard kennels, but dogs with severe separation anxiety issues often require a heavy duty dog crate to keep them safely contained. Such crates are often made from

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5 Best Dog Training Treats: Healthy Options for Effective Training!

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

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