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Understanding and Managing Aggression in Dogs

The greatest worry of any dog owner – “is my dog going to be attacked by another dog, or is my dog going to be aggressive to a dog or person”. Nearly every dog owner has faced a situation involving an aggressive dog, either their own or someone else’s. It has been treated as fact that some dogs and some...

Atten-hut! Cold, Hard Facts about Sending your Pup to Dog Training Camp

"Drop and give me twenty, dog!" is an image that many people conjure up about the type of training that goes on at doggie boot camps. The rigors and possible degrading that they think their little puppy would have to endure keeps many owners far away from otherwise enrolling and correcting the behavior of their wild and unruly pooch. Training...

Litter box training

Just a slight blog on litter box training.....we are training our yorkie to do his "thing"in a littler box....EXCELLENT idea, he is taking to it perfectly.

10 Tips for Crate Training your Dog

It’s not difficult to teach your dog to happily settle in a crate, and to guide you, here are 10 tips for quick and effective crate training. Choose a suitable crate for your dog when he is fully grown. It may appear to be too large for your baby puppy, and will be more costly than a small crate, but your canine...

Don’t make a habit of tying up your dog

So many people feel that a dog belongs on a leash. They either don't have the time, or patience to keep up with a young dog that's running around all over the place, so they make the dog stay in the backyard on a leash. That is just not right. A dog wasn't made for people to tie up permanently....

Don’t use negative reinforcement while training your dog

Training your dog requires patience and time. It is a very important step in keeping a dog, and not only makes your life together more enjoyable, it also establishes the hierarchy in the family. It is important to remember that dogs read our faces and feelings much more accurately than an adult human. This means that if you're getting frustrated...

House training your Puppy

Techniques for House training your puppy can vary depending on your lifestyle. Some people have their own garden where they let their dogs poop, which becomes manure after a while, so you don't need to be present to pick it up after them. In this case, the only requirement is that you train you dog to poop outside. The key...

Paper Training your Dog

We learned last week about some basic house training for your puppy, and this week, we're going to explore a very popular technique called paper training. It basically involves designating a certain area in your house by marking it with waster paper. That area will be used by your puppy for potty training. When you notice that your puppy is...

Ensuring that your dog respects you

Even though the dog has been domesticated, they are still animals with instincts that are brought down from their ancestors in the wild. Sometimes, their instincts override all the training that a human can possibly give. An example that I remember was when a pregnant dog lashed out at me for getting too close. She was well brought up, so...