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Best Healthy Dog Treats for Training

I get asked all the time from our foster dog adopters, what are the best dog treats for training? I have several go-to brands that I like to recommend. These brands are known for their high-quality, limited

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The Prong Collar, the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

I know some people cringe at the sight of a prong collar, it looks barbaric and cruel. The prong collar training gets a lot of attention from pure positive or force free dog trainers. These trainers believe

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How To Stop a Dog From Chewing on Wood

Why do dogs chew on wood anyway? You supply them with a pile of fun shaped chew toys, why do they choose the leg of your table instead? If your dog has plenty of appropriate toys to chew on, then the chewing

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Types of Dog Barks

Does your dog bark at the TV, the mailman, when he’s hungry or wants to play? Have you ever noticed a difference between each bark? Next time your dog barks, listen closely… is it high or low-pitch,

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Are Flexi Retractable Leashes Dangerous?

The Flexi Retractable Dog Leash: Dangerous or Convenient? You may look at the retractable leash and think, wow what a great idea! My dog can roam around while we walk and I don’t have to worry about

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Best Dog Crates 2019

Finding the Best Dog Crate for Your Dog With so many options available for dog crates, it’s hard to decide which is the best for you and your dog. From wire crates, plastic crates, soft-sided

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Why Treat Training Doesn’t Work

Positive reinforcement dog training is everywhere. In fact, you will have a hard time finding a dog training program that isn’t pure positive training and using treats. Treats do have their place in

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Living with a Resource Guarding Dog

Resource Guarding or Aggression in Dogs First, let’s cover some major facts about resource guarding and food aggression. Guarding food is a natural instinct for dogs. Resource Guarding in dogs does not

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How to Choose the Best Dog Leash

The Best Dog Leash for Walking a Pulling Dog Buying the best dog leash for walking your dog is an investment. There are many types to choose from, including the leather leash, nylon leash, retractable

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Your Dog Can Talk?

How to Talk to Dogs Are you wondering how to communicate with your dog? Is it even possible to speak “dog”? The answer is a big YES! Once you understand dog body language, it is easy to speak

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What are the First Things I Need to Teach My New Puppy?

Are you wondering when or how to start training your puppy? The short answer is right NOW! The following puppy training basics will help you and your puppy start learning today! It’s never too early

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5 Quick Ways to Train Your Dog in 3 Minutes a Day

Are you wondering how you can train your dog when you have don’t have the time? There are many dog training techniques and it’s easy to say “I don’t have time to train my dog”. And I

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11 Fun Games to Play with Your Dog Inside

With the short days of winter and rainy spring, you and your dog can quickly get cabin fever! Here in the Midwest, we get super cold temps that keep us from taking our daily long walks so I am always looking

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5 Rules of Walking your Dog Etiquette

Dog Walking Rules Walking your dog every day is such an important part of being a good dog owner. It not only gives you and your dog much needed physical exercise, but also great mental exercise. Check

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How to Find the Perfect Dog Trainer

How to Find the Perfect Dog Trainer that is Right for You and Your Dog If you just adopted a puppy or dog, it’s a great idea to take him to a training class. But how do you find a good dog trainer? Hint:

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How and Why Crate Train Your Dog in 3 Easy Steps

Why Should I Crate Train My Dog or Puppy? When bringing home a new dog, whether it is a puppy or an adult dog, the crate can create a safe place for him during the transition to his new home. Crate training

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How Can I Stop My Dog From Barking All of the Time?

Does your dog bark in her crate while you are at work? Do you get complaints from your apartment neighbors that your dogs barking is out of control? Does your dog bark insanely out the window at other

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How Do I Get My Dog to Stop Jumping

Does this sound familiar? The doorbell rings, your dog barks, you open the door to let your friend inside and your dog proceeds to greet your friend by jumping up on them? How embarrassing! You are yelling

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Why is My Dog Aggressive with Food – Resource Guarding?

Dogs and Resource Guarding Dogs that are aggressive when it comes to their food, is also called Resource Guarding. Resource guarding in dogs is a topic that hits close to home for me. When we took in our

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6 Essential Tips when Traveling with Your Dogs

How to Travel Stress-Free with Your Dog I don’t know about you, but I love taking our dogs with us any time it’s possible. We take the dogs with when we travel for holidays, go camping, or plan to

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How Do I Get My Puppy to Stop Nipping or Biting Me?

Every person that adopts a puppy will ask this question… how do I get my puppy to stop biting me? It’s important to understand that nipping is a natural behavior for a puppy. Puppy Nipping or Biting

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5 Reasons Why Your Dog is Digging and How to Stop It

How to Stop My Dog from Digging Wondering how to stop your dog from digging up your yard? Have you ever let your dog outside to go potty and get some fresh air, and you go back inside to get some stuff

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How to Potty Train a Puppy Fast & Easy

You brought home your new puppy, took him outside to show him where to go potty and he sniffs, plays, everything but doesn’t potty. So you take him inside and he squats and pees! Sound familiar?

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How Often Should I Walk My Dog and Why?

Facts About Walking Your Dog Daily walks with your dog will not only strengthen your bond together but also gives you and the dog necessary physical and mental exercise. Playing in your backyard with your

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Rescue Dog Separation Anxiety Solutions

Rescue Dog Separation Anxiety Help You come home to find that your dog has escaped his crate and destroyed the couch. Or pacing and drooling in his crate so bad it’s flooded with saliva. And maybe

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Life-Changing Dog Training – The Place Command

My dogs go crazy when the doorbell rings, whether it be one of my kid’s friends or the UPS man. Can you relate? Screaming and yelling at the dogs to be quiet and go lay down… all while we “welcome”

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What Does It Mean to Be a Pack Leader for Your Dog?

Your Pack is Your Family I believe there are some misconceptions around the pack leader phrase. Being your dog’s pack leader is NOT about dominating or being cruel to your dog. I would never endorse

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