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A Guide to Puppy Socialization

Puppy Training Tips: A Guide to Puppy Socialization

A complete guide and tips to help your puppy become a happy well socialized dog.  New puppy owners need to understand dogs have a different way of socializing than people.  Puppies heavily rely on smell, body language and certain vocalizations. They can be as young as one week old when they begin to socialize. The puppy socialisation period is before 16 weeks of age, with the puppy socialization window closing around 4 months for most pups. … Read more…

Pomeranian Potty Training Tips

All the Pomeranian Potty Training Tips Owners Must Know

Raising a Pomeranian is full of surprises and challenges and how to potty training a Pomeranian puppy is no exception. In fact, Pomeranian house training is one of the main challenges for many Pom parents.  The Pomeranian is a small dog with tons of personality. They are very intelligent and respond well to consistent and positive training.  The good news is that your little fur buddy can learn where to go potty. It’s particularly easy … Read more…

American Staffordshire Terrier Training

American Staffordshire Terrier Training Explained in Detail

American Staffordshire Terrier is a celebrated family dog. It is a much loved dog because of the character and personality traits possessed by this breed. Loyalty to the owner, friendliness with all the members of the family, trust, playfulness, agility and the traits to stand as a guard are some of its outstanding characteristics. But these traits do not come on their own. For it takes a skilful trainer to tame and civilize this dog. In … Read more…

Older Dog Crate Training

How To Crate Train An Older Dog

Maybe you have just obtained a rescue dog, or inherited and older dog from a family member. As a new owner of an older dog, your first question will be can you crate train an older dog? I can assure you crate training an older dog is just as easy to train as a puppy. The crate training for older dogs tips in this article will work just as well for crate training an older … Read more…

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Why your Dog Marks and How to Stop this Behavior

If your beloved canine has a bad habit of marking, you’re probably quite frustrated. However, it’s a problem that can be fixed with a bit of effort on your part. You can start by reading through this article in its entirety because you’ll need to follow all the steps if you’re to eradicate this problem. What is Dog Marking? If your dog needs to urinate, he’ll empty his bladder in a natural act. Marking, on … Read more…

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Tips on Socializing an Older Dog

Wild dogs grow up in dog packs and become socialized virtually when they’re born. A dog interacts with others and learns body language and verbal cues. The pack has strong boundaries and the puppies soon understand the strong leaders of the pack or they simply get discarded. Domestic dogs start to socialize when they’re in the litter and after coming into contact with people. That early socialization period lasts four to 12 weeks, during which … Read more…

Basenji dogs

Tips To Stop Dogs Jumping On People

Dogs absolutely love to jump on people. They’re excited, especially if you have been out all day and arrive home. Constant jumping can become annoying to you and any visitors you may have so here are some tips to help stop it happening. Your first thought will most likely be to tell him off in a loud voice. You may also push him off but these actions often have the reverse effect, encouraging your dog … Read more…

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Things To Do If Your Dog Barks While You’re Not At Home

Your neighbour tells you that your dog barks all day while you’re at work. You won’t want to believe him…at first. You know that if you were home and a dog barked all day, you wouldn’t like it either. One large aspect of being a conscientious owner of a dog is to make sure the way he behaves doesn’t affect other people in a negative fashion. You know that you can’t stay home from work … Read more…