All puppies nip or bite at your hands, feet, and ankles. See the #1 reason you should not allow this behavior any more, How to stop a puppy from nipping and biting, Why puppies bite, When puppies stop biting, and All about puppy teeth!
Dog Behavior Problems
All dog behavior problems can be resolved with time and patience. If you have a problem dog with behavior issues, these step-by-step DIY dog training tips should help! Some examples: How to stop dog barking, stop dog biting, stop dog jumping, stop dog chewing, and other dog aggression training tips.
Have you ever dealt with dog aggression issues? I have! We went from 2 dogs to 3 dogs and the middle dog immediately became aggressive toward the new puppy. Here are my tips for adding another dog into your household and how to deal with dog aggression — especially when it’s an older dog playing too rough with a new puppy.
Here’s the best way to stop your dog from barking when the doorbell rings. See how to desensitize your dog to the doorbell. See how it’s done in this video.
Have you been dealing with some bad dog behaviors lately? Is your dog causing you a lot of frustration and heartache? Here’s how to prevent and correct your dog’s bad habits.
We received this question about dog chewing from a dog owner on our Facebook Page. Since others may be dealing with the same, or a similar, situation I thought I’d share my reply here — along with more details that could be helpful to other dog owners.
A dog that barks at the doorbell is especially challenging at Halloween. However, you can look at it as a headache… or as a valuable dog training opportunity! This video shows how to do it.
Here are 10 life-threatening dog behavior myths that many dog owners believe to be true. Better yet, see WHY each of these is detrimental to your dog’s behavior and your own sanity!
Got a new dog? Even just a few dog obedience classes can make a world of difference! Here’s how to find a professional dog trainer in your area, along with an overview of the different dog training methods commonly used.
With the many different methods, types, and styles of dog training, dog training problems can inevitably result — depending on which one you choose and the breed and personality of your dog. Here’s how to find the right dog obedience training method for you and your dog.
Do you have a frightened dog only at certain times? If so, should you pet your dog to calm him during storms & other scary situations? The answer is yes, petting your dog, giving him treats, and using other calming behaviors are excellent counter conditioning methods that work!
Have a fearful dog on your hands? Is your dog even afraid to play? Here’s how to help a fearful dog build confidence in themselves and become less fearful.
Got a jumping dog? Tired of your dog jumping up on you every time you — or someone else — walks through your door? This video shows how to train your dog to stay down you will have a much calmer dog when you or guests arrive at your home.
According to Cesar Millan, the 5 most common dog behavior issues that owners face with their dogs are:Aggression toward other dogs, overexcitement or hyperactivity, barking while the owner is gone, barking at specific things, and problems on walks. See what Cesar Millan recommends for training dogs with those behaviors.
Does your dog bark at the same noises all the time? Here are some tips for getting your dog to stop barking at those noises, along with tips for reducing your dog’s barking in general.
Here are some tips for controlling nipping and biting while your puppy is still young…
Is your dog nervous in public places? Does he always have his eye on strangers and watches their every move? Here’s how to make a nervous dog more comfortable around strangers in public.
Any time a guest inside our house physically moves (e.g. to get up after sitting down, to reach out to pet Tenor, or to give him a treat), Tenor immediately darts away… fast as lightning! When I mentioned this to our dog trainer, Suzy Godsey, here’s what she suggested…
In our case, any time the doorbell would ring, or someone would knock on the door, or a visitor would enter the house, our dog would go wacko. Same is true whenever he spotted a stranger or a dog out the window or from our fenced-in backyard. Here’s how we got our dog to stop barking.
I’m so thrilled that I have an established relationship with a dog trainer that I trust now. So much so, that I would feel comfortable calling her again in the future with anything that might come up. I see Suzy Godsey’s over-the-phone dog training session as a great way to get back on track with your dog and to ultimately change any behavior your dog is doing that is causing more harm than good.
See how we survived the whole crate-training ordeal with Destin. At first, we didn’t succeed. But we stuck with it, and it eventually worked out. All it took was a couple weeks of us and our dog being a little more ‘on edge’ than usual. But we all got through it in the end, and we are SO glad that both of our dogs are now kennel trained! Here’s what worked for us…
The Dog Whisperer, Cesar Millan, is looking for canine candidates for this season’s ‘Dog Whisperer’ show which airs on the National Geographic Channel. Dogs — and their owners — who are in need of serious help. If you live in New York City, Atlanta, Dallas, Omaha, Cleveland, or Chicago, you can apply to be on the show! Here are the details.
Is your dog notorious for unspooling the toilet paper from its roll in the bathroom? I just discovered a quick trick which prevents your pet from playing with the toilet paper roll in the future! You’ll find yourself asking, ‘Now why didn’t I think of that?!’
Here’s an update on our new puppy, now 4 months old. He’s a black lab-great pyrenees mix. Here are a ton of pictures of the puppy (Tenor), and his big brother, Destin — also a black lab mix.
What should you do when an overly protective older dog goes too far in his role as Alpha dog? Sometimes the leader of the pack needs to learn a few things himself!