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5 Things You MUST Consider Before Getting a Dog!

When you decide to add a four-legged member to your family, it’s easy to get caught up in new puppy excitement and want to...

Wearing a Muzzle Should Be Part of Every Dog’s Training!

Dogs will sometimes bite as a reaction to stress or fear, and this can put humans and other dogs at risk. By teaching your...

Secrets for Socializing a Puppy, According to a Dog Specialist

Socializing is a critical task when you bring a new pup into your home. But there are good and bad ways to approach dog...

Turning your dog’s playtime into learning and bonding

Playing with your dog is great mental and physical stimulation, but learning how to calm down after play is also important. Playing with our dogs...

Surprising benefits of hiring a dog trainer

There are many benefits to hiring a dog trainer, but did you know there are many perks for yourself, as well? Most people seek out...

8 Reasons your dog doesn’t listen

It can be frustrating when your dog doesn’t listen to you. Sometimes, it’s a command you know the dog knows because he does it perfectly at...

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...

“Muzzles are cruel” and other muzzle myths

Are muzzles painful? Are they strictly for aggressive dogs? Let’s debunk a few myths about muzzles and shed some light on the benefits of...

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?

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...

5 common mistakes made by first-time dog parents

Want to avoid some common dog parenting pitfalls? Here’s a few to be aware of! As first-time dog parents, there are multiple things that can...

Consistent training plus calming supplements may help overcome behavioral problems in...

Here's how consistent training, combined with the right calming supplements, can help overcome behavioral problems in your dog or cat. Behavioral problems are among the...

“Genius dogs” learn a new word every day

Is your dog a genius? New research determines what sets highly intelligent dogs apart! Do you think your dog has more brains than average? You...

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...

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...

How intelligent is your dog?

If you think your dog is more intelligent than average, prove it by testing his IQ! Do you think your dog is incredibly intelligent? You...

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...

Can I clicker train my cat?

Contrary to what many people think, clicker training isn’t just for dogs. Read on to learn how you can use this effective training tool...

Pet parents concerned about separation anxiety as they head back to...

Are you concerned that your dog might develop separation anxiety when you return to work after the pandemic? You’re not alone! Follow these expert...

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 well do you understand your dog's mind? Ongoing research reveals that the cognitive and emotional lives of canines are much richer and more...

How to stop your dog from herding people

Does your herding dog try to “corral” your family and friends? Here’s how to nip this bad habit in the bud. Border collies and other...

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...

Teach your dog to give kisses!

You probably give your dog multiple kisses a day. Want to teach him to return the favor? Here’s how! There are several ways to...

Choosing the perfect dog treats

How to find the best brand of dog treats for your best friend! Anyone buying dog treats at their neighborhood store or online could easily...

Get a jump on spring training with your dog

Five ways you and your pet can shed those winter pounds together. Humans aren’t the only ones who tend to pack on a few extra...

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...

6 ways to help your pets adapt to your New Year...

New year, new schedule! Even if your routine doesn’t change too much in January, a return to normalcy is bound to confuse your pet...

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...

10 self care tips for dog parents

You’ve just welcomed a new dog into your life and are spending lots of time looking after him – grooming, feeding, training, exercising and...

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...

Tricks you can teach your cat

Dogs aren’t the only animals that can learn tricks! Cats can too – it just requires some patience and diligence. When we think about trick...