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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...

Verbally Praising a Dog

In their own way, dogs praise us constantly. You know the signs- the loving glance, a wagging tail, nudges, kisses, the exited greetings- these are a dogs ways of telling us they are happy with us. In turn, we...

How to Stop a Dog from Digging

Does your yard look like a mine field? Or possibly a playground for gophers? What about the floors near your back door – covered in dirt? Or do you live in a wet part of the country so everyday...

The Essentials of Dog Training – Sit, Stay, Come

Everyone, who loves dogs, loves bringing home a new puppy. There is a few days of bliss, where there doesn’t seem to be much to do except take the puppy out and shower it with love. It is a...

Popular Dog Articles

Don’’t Take your Off Leash Park for Granted

For a dog to be happy and healthy, they need both physical exercise and social interaction with their peers. Running, playing, speaking ‘dog'’ and sniffing butts are all part of a well-socialized canine community. As vital as a leash is for the rest of your pet'’s day, they can...

Puppy Socialization – Importance of Playing with other Dogs

To become a happy, safe, confident member of society, your puppy will need to learn to adapt to new situations and objects, and get along well with humans and other animals. Puppy socialization is the process of introducing a pup to unfamiliar surroundings, objects, and creatures during his formative...

Separation Anxiety and Dogs – Solving the Problem

A father heading to war tells his young son he is now the man of the house and ‘to look after his mother and little sisters’. The child is left with not only the trauma of possibly never seeing his father again but with the added pressure of being...