Crate Train That Puppy With a Treat!

Crate training has become one of the major fundamentals in training your dog or puppy. From potty training to trick training, the use of a crate can be a major building block and tool to reach successful and reliable behaviors from your canine companion. The crate can be a useful tool and help manage life […]

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One Way to Reduce Dog Fights in Dog Parks

Dog fights in dog parks are very common. I have seen many personally. On rare occasions, dogs have even been killed in dog parks. There are many ways to prevent or lessen the odds of a dog fight. Today, I’ll outline one of the simplest ways. What I am going to write will sound counter […]

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Q&A: How to stop my dog from yapping when she’s excited

I inherited an eight year old Chihuahua/Poodle mix. She has energy. She likes everyone. She gets so excited when she sees other dogs that she yaps uncontrollably. How can I train her to eliminate this behavior? ~Sally … This is a common behavior issue that many dog owners face. While there  are many people who […]

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Q&A: How do I get my dogs to play nicely?

Hi, I have had a male beagle/lab mix for 6 1/2 years and we just got another dog. She is a 2-year-old wire hair terrier. My male dog loves other dogs and is eager to play- he is also very submissive. So when I first introduced the 2 dogs I had no worries about my […]

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Q&A: How do I introduce a new dog to my dog?

Hi, I have had a male beagle/lab mix for 6 1/2 years and we just got another dog. She is a 2-year-old wire hair terrier. My male dog loves other dogs and is eager to play- he is also submissive. So when I first introduced the 2 dogs I had no worries about my male […]

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Q&A: How to help former kennel dog to become active?

We just picked up a 3-year-old Golden Retriever female from a kennel who retired her from breeding. She has lived in this kennel for all of her 3 years. The problem is she is very timid and submissive to the point to where I have to literally pick her up to take her out to […]

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The A-Z Guide To Dog & Puppy Training