Is your dog nervous in public places? Does he always have his eye on strangers and watch their every move? A dog trainer shares 2 important ways to make your fearful dog more comfortable around strangers. Is your dog even afraid to play? Here’s how to help a scared dog build confidence in themselves and become less fearful.
Is your dog a loner and appears disinterested in socializing with other dogs? If you answered "yes"... you're not alone. You might not know that a well-socialized dog will be much more relaxed in the world and less likely to have unwanted behaviors. Here are our best tips for socializing your dog.
I know how challenging raising two dogs together can be — especially when one is jealous or aggressive. It’s downright scary at times! See how we dealt with many long months of sibling rivalry of the worst kind in our home, what dog jealousy and aggression look like (photos and videos), and how I managed to stop dog on dog jealousy with my dogs.
Most people who have children have probably taken their kids to some form of daycare. Have you ever thought about taking your dog to daycare? Doggie daycare is a place that your dog can go to have fun during the day and not be stuck at home alone. It’s more than just pet sitting.
If this is your first time visiting an off leash dog park, these are the things you should know ahead of time.
When trying to get your dog to do something, your dog doesn’t really understand what you are talking about. If you tell him what NOT to do, the message he gets is to DO exactly that! Here’s how to understand dog communication and use it to your advantage with your dog.
Do you already have one dog in your house? Thinking of adding a second dog to your family pack? Here’s how to properly introduce the two dogs BEFORE you bring the new dog home.
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.
Bringing home a new puppy dog and not sure how to prepare? This video shows some of the first things you should do to prepare your new puppy dog for his first days at home. Plus tips on how to puppy-proof your home.
A well-socialized dog will be much more relaxed in the world and less likely to have unwanted behaviors. Socializing your dog — as a puppy — is definitely a win-win for both you and your dog!
Wouldn’t it be great if there were a college degree that could be earned that solely focused on dog training, dog behaviors, and the many ways that we are incorporating dogs into our society these days? It would be called Canine College, and it would help dog lovers everywhere become the most knowledgeable, well-trained, and most responsible dog owners in the country!
Do you know which dog parks rank as the best dog parks in the United States? Here are the Top 10 dog parks in America for each of the previous years. Plus, tips before you take your dog to the dog park for the first time.
A few things you need to consider before bringing another dog home… because two — and especially three — dogs under one roof comes with its own set of challenges. Been there, done that!
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!