Archives for Dog Training

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
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How to Train Your Dog to Come Every Time You Call

Train your dog to come every time you call, without fail. It’s great to let your dog off the leash and let them run free and play, but you need to know they will come when you call – every time. Not just when they feel like it, but EVERY time. It’s actually easy to do, but you have to approach it the smart way. Let’s start with the most important thing.   Food is Gold You must use food
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Get The Best Dog Park Experience and Avoid These Common Disasters

It is often said that “A dog park is like a cocktail party, where you don’t know anyone and everyone is drunk. You could have fun, but it could be a disaster.”   Why Your Dog May Need a Dog Park Dogs need a place where they can run free, off their leashes, and do “doggy” things. Many dog owners do not have yards and their dogs would otherwise spend their entire outdoor lives on a leash. This situation has
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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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Mastering The Use of DIY Dog Treats

Are You Giving DIY Dog Treats Too Often? During dog training and puppy training your dog needs to learn when he’s doing well and is on the right track so DIY Dog treats are a great tool for communicating this. Food is a tool. Dog treats are an incentive. Your dog does not need to be rewarded with a dog treat each and every time a command or trick or task is completed correctly. You start with food because it has value
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Do You Know Which Dog Harness is Best for Your Dog?

Front-clip, Back-clip or Control (to name a few) – which type of dog harness is the best for your dog? You need to consider breed, size and activity levels to make the right choice.   Why Buy a Dog Harness? The traditional dog collar and leash can be perfectly fine most of the time, but they do have a down side. They grip your dog by his or her neck. Any strain or sudden impact on the collar also acts directly
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How to Stop a Dog Pulling on the Leash

There’s a sure-fire way to stop a dog pulling on the leash, whether it’s all the time or only when they see another dog. Learn how to tackle both of these problems.           How to Stop a Dog Pulling on the Leash All the Time We’ll deal with: Energy levels, and  Control, and Reading the situation and Being patient and taking the time to make it right. We’ll take you through some examples, give you our DIY
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Little Known Facts About How Much Exercise a Dog Actually Needs

Our dogs rely on us to give them the exercise they need to keep them engaged, fit and healthy. Physically, dogs will become obese if they are not allowed to burn off the calories they take in during the day. This is especially true if they are being given a lot of treats in compensation for lack of attention. Dog behavior experts generally agree that too little exercise is causing unwanted behavioral problems in dogs as well as an epidemic
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How To Potty Train a Puppy and Make Sure it Sticks

Learn how to potty train a puppy the right way so you never get that nasty, smelly surprise when you come home. Most dog owners don’t know there’s a second, important part to the process.   There are Two Parts to Potty Training The first part everyone knows about. It’s the teaching part, educating your puppy on where they should be going potty. We’ll take you through the steps and include some great tips to help your success. The second part
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