Category Archives for Training & Behavior

The 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 Help Your Large Dog With Separation Anxiety

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: A Dog Trainer’s Guide

Puppy socialization 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 dog is going to be much easier

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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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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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How to Crate Train 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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How to Calm an Aggressive Dog in 4 Steps

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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Top 5 Best Large 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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The Ultimate Dog Commands List 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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