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If you need help training your dog, look no further. Our library of dog training advice covers everything from barking and digging to advanced commands.

Training Dogs Not to Bark

The best way to train a dog not to bark is starting the day you bring him home from the breeder. Often new owners do not discourage the behavior – a small puppy bark is cute nor is it...

Preventing and Dealing with a Fearful Dog

ear periods and understanding how a puppy develops is critical in raising a stable dog. Unfortunately, few breeders or new puppy owners understand how to raise a confident dog and the importance of fear periods. A confident pup begins with...

Potty Training a Dog – Solving Pee Problems

There are a variety of methods to accomplish the task of potty training a dog. Some methods work better than others with different dogs. However, when you are standing over the fourth puddle of the day and it’s not...

How To Break Up A Dog Fight – Tricks of the Trade

There really are no winners in a dog fight. Whether you have two dogs at home who dislike each other or your dog gets in a fight when you're out for a walk, it's a bad experience for everyone...

Dealing with the Stool Eating Dog – Fixing the Problem

Your new puppy is the apple of your eye! Sweet, cuddly, intelligent – everything you ever wanted in a dog. Then you see her eat her own stool and suddenly you wonder what you have done to deserve such...

Crate Training a Dog – What you Need to Know

About ten years ago, the idea of crate training a dog became brilliantly popular. People flocked to the nearest pet supply store to purchase crates, bought the right books, and instantly became crate devotees. Many of us who are...

Clicker Training – Rewarding a Dog after a Click

One may as what “Clicker Training” is and how it can help with training your pooch. It really is a quite simple method of teaching them good behaviors…now if only we could use the same technique for our loved...

Why do Dogs eat Poop

Many wild animals resort to eating poop at some point in their life for a variety of reasons – a female will eat the puppy feces to help hide the scent of the litter, to ward off starvation and...

How to Stop the Dog from Growling around it’s Food

Watch a documentary on wolves and it is easy to see that dogs instinctually protect their food. The wolves growl and snap at each other, make a fuss over the tastiest morsels and put their back to the pack...

How to Keep the Dog off the Furniture

All dressed up, ready to hurry out the door, and waiting. Sitting down to wait for another few minutes until it was really time to head out, I knew I was nervous already. Big events make me that way....

Dog Food – Choosing Kibble for Your Dog

Feeding dogs a complete, well-balanced diet that can fully meet their individual nutritional requirements is essential for promoting and maintaining their good health. The energy and nutrient requirements of dogs greatly vary depending on many factors, including age, gender, breed type, activity level, physiological condition (pregnancy, lactation) and pathological...

Dispelling the Myths of Raw Feeding

For the last 100 hundred years commercial pet food has steadily taken over natural raw feeding of our pets, in particular dogs and cats. The question remains in my mind: WHY? Well, for many reasons and not the least being convenience. We are basically trading our pets longevity and...

Can Dogs Eat Cat Food – Will it Make My Cat Sick?

Dogs in the wild are hunters and scavengers, eating anything they come across that resembles food. Food can include anything from live mice to several day old kills left behind by other carnivores to the feces of deer or other herbivores. Nothing is too stinky or too grim for...