Category Archives for Training & Behavior

Aggression in Dogs: How Can I Calm My Aggressive Dog?

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 dog

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6 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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The Ultimate List of 32 Dog Commands For Every Owner

Basic obedience training is 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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Top 5 Best Shock Collars for Large Dogs

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

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The 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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German Shepherd Training: Basic Strategies and Helpful Hints

German shepherds are remarkable animals, and it is easy to see why the AKC identifies them as the 2nd most popular breed. Devoted and loving dogs, most German shepherds quickly endear themselves to their

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Rottweiler Temperament: Maligned and Misunderstood

Many people are fearful of dogs, especially large, intimidating-looking breeds who have historically been used in guarding and protection-oriented contexts. This causes many people to suspect the worst

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3 Best Wide Dog Collars for Large Breeds

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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Best Dog Training Collars For Large Dogs | A Complete Review

You don’t need to teach your new dog to fetch your slippers or catch a flying frisbee unless you want to, but all dogs should receive basic obedience training.This is especially true for large breeds,

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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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