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Best Dog Crates 2018

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 crates,

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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 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 mean you have

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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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How to Talk to Dogs

Are you wondering how to speak dog language? Is it even possible to speak “dog”? The answer is a big YES! Once you understand dog body language, it is easy to speak “dog”. Dog’s speak with

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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 and Easy Indoor Dog Games

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

Are Prong Collars Cruel? 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.

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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! Well, all I can

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Top 5 Reasons to Take Your Dog for a Walk

Playing in your backyard with your dog is great exercise, but that doesn’t give him the mental workout to fulfill his needs. Taking your dog for a walk not only fulfills his physical exercise needs but

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Solutions for Dog Separation Anxiety

Does Your Dog Get Stressed Out When You Leave Him Home Alone? Many first-time dog owners never heard of separation anxiety in a dog, but it happens and way more often than you would think. I honestly never

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Why You Need to Teach the PLACE Command to Your Dog

I don’t know about you, but my dogs go crazy when the doorbell rings, whether it be one of my kid’s friends or the UPS man. We would scream and yell at the dogs to shut up and go lay down…

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How to Be a Pack Leader for Your Dog

Your pack is your family and you must be the pack leader. You don’t need 10 dogs to have a pack. Your pack consists of you, your family and your dog, whether that is one dog and you, or you and your

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