Category Archives for Training & Behavior

Top 5 Things to Know Before E-Collar Training Your Dog

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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Calm an Aggressive Dog with These Aggression Training Tips

Updated June 23, 2019 Dog aggression is a serious problem and calming an aggressive dog isn’t resolved with love (or discipline). As an expert dog behavior consultant, I’ve spent years helping

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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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Ultimate Dog Training Commands List (Common to Advanced!)

Looking for the ultimate list of dog commands? 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

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5 Best Dog Training Treats for Large Puppies

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 2019?

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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5 Best Calming Treats for Dogs (2019 Reviews)

Watching your dog suffer from anxiety is brutal. You wish you could explain to them that everything will be alright, but of course, they don’t understand. All they know is that they are scared. Whether

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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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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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How to Leash Train a Puppy (and Stop That Pulling!)

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 Dogs (2019)

Looking for a wide dog collar for your large dog? 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”

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