Archives for Dog Training

Dog Whistle Essentials – What You Need to Know

Do you need a dog whistle? What’s the best dog whistle for you and your dog? The answers are not quite as simple as you think.   Let’s start with the first question first. Do You Need a Dog Whistle? The key feature of any dog whistle is that the sound carries further and more clearly than your voice. You can communicate with your dog at a distance and when out of sight. Hunters and herders use whistles to communicate with
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How to Stop a Dog from Digging

So your dog is an excavating machine, and your lawn looks more like a beach than a back yard. We’ll show you how to stop a dog from digging, but first you need to understand exactly what’s affecting your dog.   When it’s More Than a Digging Problem… Dogs dig for many reasons, but problem digging has 5 main causes. The worst of these is when it’s just one part of  broader ‘Crazy Dog Behavior‘ where your dog also barks
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How a Dog Seat Belt Can Save Your Dogs Life

  A Dog Seat Belt Is Not A Mere Accessory!   The THREE critical safety benefits for your dog in a moving car are met simply and inexpensively with a dog seat belt. So why do 98% of dog owners ignore the safety of their dog? Is it as simple as spelling it out? We hope so because currently unrestrained dogs in cars cause over 30,000 car accidents in the U.S.   Dog Car Seats and Accessories Most of these come in a range of sizes
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Dog Safety Tips for the Holidays (And Every Day!)

Who is Responsible for Dog Safety During the Holidays?   This is the time of year we fill our homes with holiday spirit. We surround ourselves with festive decorations, prepare delicious food and entertain our family and friends. There’s glitter and lights and alcohol and noise and pretty presents so what could possibly go wrong? In all the activities and distractions of the holiday season we may be exposing our dogs to hazards that we haven’t even considered as they
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Here’s How A Dog Carrier Gives You More Time With Your Dog

  What Is A Dog Carrier? A Dog Carrier is precisely what it claims to be and that is a ‘carrier’ for a dog.   When Is A Dog Carrier Useful? The use of a dog carrier is becoming increasingly popular with dog owners. A dog carrier can make life much easier when there is a need to transport or travel with a dog. It provides a safe and (hopefully) comfortable space for your dog while leaving you stress-free and able to
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The Most Aggressive Dog Breeds – Truth and Lies

Any measure of the most aggressive dog breeds is misleading. Sure, there are differences between breeds (and we’ll discuss those), but other factors have far greater influence on dog aggression. Do you know the old story of the blind men and the elephant? Each man touches only a part of the elephant and comes to a different conclusion about its nature. The one who touched the leg said the elephant was like a pillar. The one who touched the trunk said
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Are You Responsible for a Crazy Dog?

So, you have a crazy dog. Are they really crazy, or is something or someone (probably you) making them act crazy? You’ll change your mind after you read this.   Crazy Dog Basics Before we go too deep down the rabbit hole, what do we mean by ‘crazy’? Can dogs actually be crazy? Sure can! Visit a dog pound and see dogs that have been caged for too long – they’re often depressed. Dogs can carry the mental scars from mistreatment, which can show as
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7 of the Best ‘Old School’ Games for Dogs

Games for dogs and their owners have been around for a long, long time. Play is normal for dogs, just like running and eating and rolling in anything that can make them smell interesting.   There’s a reason these ‘old school’ games have stood the test of time. They work, and they don’t require much equipment, if any. There’s great fun and convenience to be had with High Tech Dog Games and Dog Puzzle Games but let’s revisit some of the original games and
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Dogs and Babies: Life’s Cutest Moments

dogs and babies   Will Your Dog Survive With a New Baby in the House? There’s a lot of excitement associated with bringing your new baby home.  For you and the other humans in the house at least. But what does your dog think about this unexpected new small, noisy and probably smelly human entering their territory? Let’s take a look at it from your dog’s perspective so that we can think ahead and make sure everyone in the house
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