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do dogs and toddlers mix?

Do dogs and toddlers mix?

The short answer is yes, but when dogs and toddlers spend time together, it’s vitally important to make safety a top priority. Dogs and toddlers...
Food aggression in dogs -- and what to do about it

Food aggression in dogs — and what to do about it

Does your dog growl or snap when you reach for his food bowl? While it stems from a normal canine behavior called resource guarding,...
Make training your dog easier with these nutritional brain-boosters

Make training your dog easier with these “brain foods”!

How well your dog can be trained depends not only on the methods and cues you use, but also on how easily he can...
How to enhance your dog’s learning ability

How to enhance your dog’s learning ability

Improving your dog’s well-being through things like bodywork, diet, and quality time enhances her learning ability – and her quality of life! Do you have...
Does your dog bark too much?

Does your dog bark too much?

Dogs bark for many reasons, but if your own pooch is too “talkative”, it’s important to discover why, and find positive ways to curb...
8 ways to socialize your new dog -- when you have to social distance

8 ways to socialize your new dog — when you have to social distance

Socialization is an important part of a dog’s development. But how can you introduce him to the world when we can’t freely interact with...
How to train your dog to enjoy vet visits

How to train your dog to enjoy vet visits

An important key to taking the anxiety out of vet visits is to train your dog to calmly accept handling and gentle restraint, and...
What does your dog’s wagging tail really mean?

What does your dog’s wagging tail really mean?

A wagging tail doesn’t always indicate that your dog is happy. Learn how to read your canine companion’s “tail language”. We usually assume that...
Training your dog with toys vs. treats

Training your dog with toys vs. treats

Not all dogs are food-motivated, which can make treat training ineffective. Here’s how to use toys as training rewards instead. This may be hard...
How managing your dog or cat’s emotional state takes the stress out of vet visits

How managing your dog or cat’s emotional state takes the stress out of vet...

Seeing the veterinarian on a regular basis is a necessary part of being an animal parent. Recognizing and managing your dog or cat’s emotional...
Training your dog – it’s about more than obedience

Training your dog – it’s about more than obedience

Obedience is only a small part of training your dog! Here's how to shape him into a well-rounded pup using science-based positive reinforcement. Dog training...
My dog doesn’t like kids – what should I do?

My dog doesn’t like kids – what should I do?

If your dog doesn’t like kids, counter-conditioning, desensitization, and other training techniques can help him feel more comfortable in the presence of children. Children...
Does your dog eat too fast?

Does your dog eat too fast?

Dogs that eat too fast are at risk of choking, stomach problems, and bloat. Here are five ways to encourage your dog to eat...
Is your dog digging up your yard?

Is your dog digging up your yard?

Why dogs like digging holes, and how you can help prevent Fido from turning your yard into a moonscape. If you’ve spent a lot...
What does it take to make the best pee pad on the planet?

What does it take to make the best pee pad on the planet?

Ever wonder what it takes to make the most effective, eco-friendly pee pad available? Here's how WizSmart has turned years of experience into a...
Teach your dog to walk without pulling

Teach your dog to walk without pulling

These five steps will help you train your dog to be a great leash-walker, without any pulling or lunging. We’re all spending more time...
Why does your dog keep escaping from the yard?

Why does your dog keep escaping from the yard?

If your dog seems bent on escaping from your yard and running off, you need to figure out why, while finding ways to keep...
When your dogs don’t get along

When your dogs don’t get along

If you have two or more dogs, chances are they’ve made friends with each other…but what if they haven’t? Find out why they don't...
Does your dog have separation anxiety?

Does your dog have separation anxiety?

Separation anxiety is common in canines, but don’t despair. Follow these four important steps to a calmer, more relaxed dog. Separation anxiety in dogs is...
Why crate training your dog is important 

Why crate training your dog is important 

Find out why you it’s a good idea to crate train your dog, and how to do it so she’ll be safe, happy and...
3 steps to a well-socialized dog

3 steps to a well-socialized dog

Many dogs are poorly socialized as puppies, leading to over-reactive behaviors in adulthood. The good news is that you can vastly improve your dog’s...
How does your dog’s mind work?

How does your dog’s mind work?

How well do you understand your dog's mind? Ongoing research reveals that the cognitive and emotional lives of canines are much richer and more...
Collar or harness -- which should your dog wear?

Collar or harness — which is best?

A comprehensive discussion of collars and harnesses and how and when to use them. At a recent dog event I attended, a search and...
Behavior proofing --  a vital step when training your dog

Behavior proofing —  a vital step when training your dog

If your dog only “comes” or “stays” in certain environments and situations, then it’s time to add behavior proofing to his training regime. Does...
When your dog doesn’t like other dogs

Does your dog show aggression toward other dogs?

A 5-step guide to helping your canine companion overcome aggression towards other dogs. If you have a dog who displays aggressive or defensive tendencies...
Why dominance-based dog training isn’t the answer

Why dominance-based dog training isn’t the answer

Many people still believe that dominance-based dog training is the only way to successfully train their canine companion. Here’s why we need to drop...
Training your dog to pose for photos

Training your dog to pose for photos

If your dog doesn’t cooperate when you try to take good photos of him, you’re not alone. These 5 tips will soon have you...
Top tips for training senior dogs

Top tips for training senior dogs

“Old dogs can learn new tricks” – and that means training senior dogs can be just as easy as training their younger counterparts. Many people...
Does your dog lunge and bark on walks?

Does your dog lunge and bark on walks?

They’re common problems, but they can make walking your dog less than enjoyable. The key to stop him from barking and lunging on the...
10 tips for training your dog

10 tips for training your dog

When it comes to training your dog, the keys to success are found in following these ten important steps. Dog training involves so much...
How Tellington TTouch resolves canine behavior problems – 3 case studies 

How Tellington TTouch resolves canine behavior problems

The Tellington TTouch® Method offers a novel way of shifting your dog’s behavior, leading to a deeper connection and bond with your canine companion....
Maintaining your dog’s good behavior

Maintaining your dog’s good behavior

You worked hard to train your dog when he was young, but how do you maintain his good behavior on an ongoing basis? You...