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Five Quick Tips for Better Leash Walking Manners

1. Act like a tree. If your dog tends to pull, immediately stop walking! Once he has put some slack on the leash, you can start walking again. If your dog pulls most times when you take him for a walk, perhaps you need a front-hook harness or a head halter. 2. Never let your dog get close to another dog before you ask the owner for permission. Although your dog may be friendly, not … Read more…

Beauceron

How to Give Treats When Training – Yes, It Matters!

Am I serious? Am I saying there’s a specific way to offer a dog a treat? If you’re training your dog to do things on demand, then, YES! There’s the right and wrong way to feed your dog a treat. Hold a treat in your clenched fist, with a small part exposed so your dog can see it but can’t get to it. Instead of standing a foot away, put your fist right up in … Read more…

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12 Dog Training Rules

Dog Training Techniques Explained Important rules for dog owners include always ending a dog training session with something positive. Then your dog will come to expect that to happen. Dog Training Rules Training must be enjoyable for your dog and also for you. If you’re not in a good mood, don’t bother because your dog will know. Sessions should only be a short time so your dog will remain motivated. If he won’t respond properly … Read more…

Boston Terrier

How To Stop Your Puppy From Biting

Puppy breath and kisses are two of the joys of owning a puppy. But you also get the sharp puppy teeth. However, here are four steps you can use to get your puppy to stop biting. Understand why. When a puppy is born, his ears and eyes are sealed tight so he can’t hear or see anything around him. However, he does have a mouth…capable of finding his mother and getting that delicious milk. Within … Read more…

Boykin Spaniel

Dogs That Bark Too Much May Create Huge Problems For Owners

If you have a dog that barks all the time, it can cause huge problems. Sometimes severe measures need to happen. For example, debarking the dog (removing his vocal cords in a surgical procedure) is one way to stop the sound from happening. He still barks but you don’t hear the sound. Most people hate this idea but it happens more often than vets would ever admit. Today’s average dog leads a fairly non–stimulating lifestyle … Read more…