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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....

Pros and Cons of Feeding Canned Dog Food

Should you feed ‘Fluffy’ canned dog food? That is a tough decision and one that can have far-reaching ramifications. The choice is often more emotional on the part of the owner then that of what is best for the dog and canned dog food is marketed to appeal to...

Adopting an Older Dog – They Can Make Excellent Pets

When people decide to adopt a dog, many think of getting an adorable puppy. They think of the fun they’ll have playing with it and training it. However, adopting an older dog can bring rewards beyond measure, as well. Before getting one, it’s a good idea to research what...

Should I Buy Pet Liability Insurance?

In his excitement to greet his postie friend, your Bichon Frise accidently trips the postal worker while delivering your package. Not knowing his own size and strength, your Great Dane turns, knocking an elderly lady flying with his back end. Your kitten becomes too excited during a play session with your...