Category Archives: Dog Training

How to deal with dog obedience problems

How to deal with dog obedience problems

Dog obedience training classes are definitely a good place to start with working on unwanted dog behaviour issues that you are living with. There are also several dog training steps that you can take at home to address some of the more serious issues you have. Stop dog barking Nuisance barking can impact you, your …read more →

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What Is Dog Separation Anxiety and how to cure?

What Is Dog Separation Anxiety and how to cure?

Dogs are pack animals, who thrive on the companionship that they get from you and the other members of the family. If you’ve ever left for work and seen your dog staring at you from the window as you drive away, you may be concerned that he is missing you and may be potentially be …read more →

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How does Clicker Training Work?

How does Clicker Training Work?

If it has been several years since you’ve worked on training a dog, or you have a new puppy to train, you may just find yourself overwhelmed by all of the dog training methods that are available to you. One of the most simple dog training methods is one of the ones that’s proven effective …read more →

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Why Is My Dog Suddenly Having Accidents in the House?

Why Is My Dog Suddenly Having Accidents in the House?

It can be incredibly frustrating and confusing when your once perfectly housetrained dog suddenly starts having accidents in your home. It’s important that you don’t react with anger, and definitely important that you don’t punish him for the accidents. The best step to take is to determine what might be behind this sudden regression in …read more →

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Dog aggression training

Dog aggression training

Dog aggression training Whether you are a first time dog owner or you have always had dogs in your life, you are likely still going to find yourself taken aback the first time that you are faced with dog aggression. Whether dog on dog aggression or aimed at humans around them, it’s never something pleasant …read more →

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How to House-Train Your New Dog

How to House-Train Your New Dog

Are you a first time dog owner? If so then you might be concerned about housetraining a puppy or perhaps housetraining dogs that are older. The good news is that this part of dog training is relatively simple once you have the basics down. Dogs have a natural instinct to avoid eliminating in their home, …read more →

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Does Your Dog Get Overly Excited When Guests Arrive?

Does Your Dog Get Overly Excited When Guests Arrive?

It can be frustrating to have guests over but need to calm your dogs or separate them because they are overly excited by the new people in the house. The good news is that this doesn’t need to be a problem that you continue to live with. Overly excitable dogs, dogs that jump up, dogs …read more →

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Famous Dogs Through the Ages

Famous Dogs Through the Ages

  Famous Dogs Through the AgesDogs have long been loyal companions to us. There have been a number of famous dogs through the ages, each having accomplished their own marvellous feats. Whether they’ve earned fame because of the job they did, or because of demonstrating their loyalty, it’s heart-warming to see just how much our …read more →

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How to Deal With Aggression and Biting

How to Deal With Aggression and Biting

Dog aggression and biting can lead to a lot of distress, mistrust, and of course potentially dangerous situations. The good news is that a lot of concerns with dog aggression can be found rooted in poor dog training. By taking the right dog training steps, you can effectively transform your dog; even if the issue …read more →

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Fast, Easy Ways to Fix Dog Problems

Fast, Easy Ways to Fix Dog Problems

The root cause of the dog behaviour problems that many of us face stems from your dog not having the right dog obedience training basics. The good news is that there are some fast and easy ways to fix the problems that you might be having with your dog. Whether puppy housetraining issues, barking issues, …read more →

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How to Deal With an Over-Excitable Dog

How to Deal With an Over-Excitable Dog

Whether he jumps up on you when you get home, jumps up on guests, or spends most of his time tearing around your house, an over-excitable dog can be an incredibly frustrating thing for a dog owner to deal with. The good news is that this is easily fixable, and is essentially a dog obedience …read more →

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Why Isn’t Punishment an Effective Dog Training Method?

Why Isn’t Punishment an Effective Dog Training Method?

                      There are thousands of books and websites all claiming to have the perfect method for training your dog. There are sure to be several that are the right choice for you, and there are of course going to be those methods that are definitely …read more →

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The Most Famous Film Canines

The Most Famous Film Canines

Some of our classic childhood movies and TV shows feature famous dogs in one of the starring roles. While dogs are most often there in TV shows for the comedic factor, they tend to have more of an influential heart-tugging impact in movies. Let’s take a look at some of the most famous film canines, …read more →

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Common Dog Training Mistakes You’re Probably Making

Common Dog Training Mistakes You’re Probably Making

                Whether you’ve had a dog all of your life, or you’re a first time dog owner, there are likely to be several common dog training mistakes that you are making with your canine companion. The good news is that once you can identify these mistakes you’ll be …read more →

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How Do I Keep My Dog From Chewing?

How Do I Keep My Dog From Chewing?

              Dog Chewing How many pairs of shoes have you lost to those sharp puppy teeth? How has your furniture fared against your canine pal’s jaws? Whether you have an older dog or you’ve recently added a puppy to your household, chewing is an annoying behavioural issue that most …read more →

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What Are the Benefits of Dog Crate Training?

What Are the Benefits of Dog Crate Training?

Dog Crate training can be a great housetraining method, and can also offer you a number of other benefits that extend beyond ensuring housetraining a puppy goes quickly. Let’s take a look at some of the great benefits of crate training your puppy. Preventing accidents All dogs have a natural objection and aversion to eliminating …read more →

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How to Stop Dog Barking

How to Stop Dog Barking

Dog Barking is just one of the ways that a dog will communicate. Baking is a natural behavior that is often seen when your dog is excited, feeling threatened, or is scared. Dog Barking can also become a nuisance to you and your neighbors. Instead of trying to punish your dog for barking, teach him …read more →

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Train Your Dog to Fetch and Drop the Ball

Train Your Dog to Fetch and Drop the Ball

            Fetch is one of the best games that you can play with dogs. Not only does it let retrieving breeds fulfil their need to retrieve, but it helps your dogs to burn off excess energy while spending quality time with you. There are plenty of dog toys that your …read more →

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Why Some Dogs Whine at Night (And How to Stop It)

Why Some Dogs Whine at Night (And How to Stop It)

              There’s nothing more frustrating than trying to get a good night of rest but being disturbed by noises. A dog that whines all night is definitely going to put a halt to your plans of a peaceful slumber. Before you lose your temper or feel tempted to lock …read more →

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Why Is My Dog Whining all the time?

Why Is My Dog Whining all the time?

Dogs communicate in a number of manners, with barking and dog whining being just two of the most common. It’s fairly normal and expected for a dog to whine every now and then. If your dog is whining constantly this might be indicative of a larger issue that may need your intervention. Let’s take a …read more →

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How to Be the Alpha in Your “Pack

How to Be the Alpha in Your “Pack

              Dogs are pack animals. This is partially what makes them such good companions to humans. If your dog does not understand who the alpha, or leader, of the pack is, it can lead to a lot of confusion and potentially negative dog behaviour. There are some basic dog …read more →

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Why Does My Dog Act Aggressively Around Other Dogs?

Why Does My Dog Act Aggressively Around Other Dogs?

If you’ve tried to take your dog to a park or even to the vet, and found yourself on the other end of the leash holding what appears to be an aggressive dog, a dog that is snarling and barking, trying to attack other dogs and even the humans with them. This can be a …read more →

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Dog Behaviour – How to Stop a Dog from Digging in Your Lawn

Dog Behaviour – How to Stop a Dog from Digging in Your Lawn

You have spent hours keeping your lawn up, and it shows. Until a dog strolls in and digs random holes all over your turf. Whether it’s your dog doing the damage or someone else’s dog trespassing onto your property, there are some steps that you can take to stop your dog digging and causing this …read more →

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Should I Use Puppy Training Pads?

Should I Use Puppy Training Pads?

Step one of bringing home a new puppy is to set about housetraining him. The sooner that you start to housetrain your puppy, the sooner you’ll be able to avoid stepping into unpleasant puddles in the middle of the night. There are a number of housetraining methods to use, and puppy training pads are just …read more →

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10 Dog Toys that they LOVE to play with

10 Dog Toys that they LOVE to play with

Dogs of all ages, and all types of dogs love toys! Even older rescue dogs can learn to play with and love dog toys. But how do you know what dog toys are the right choice for your dog, for his age, and for his interest level? Look for toys that your dog can safely …read more →

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How to Prevent Your Dog From Chewing Your Clothes and Furniture

How to Prevent Your Dog From Chewing Your Clothes and Furniture

Learning how to stop dog chewing is one of the most commonly asked concerns faced by the first time dog owner. Coming home to find your favorite pair of jeans or shoes shredded, and your dining table legs chewed up is definitely not a fun experience. It’s important to remember that for dogs chewing is …read more →

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How to Stop Your Dog From Pulling on the Leash

How to Stop Your Dog From Pulling on the Leash

Have you ever set out to walk your dog, with good intentions in mind, but found yourself going home with frustration and anger because of how your dog pulls on his leash? This is one of the most frustrating parts of trying to walk a dog. The good news is that this is an easy …read more →

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What Are the Dangers of Muzzles and Dog Choke Collar?

What Are the Dangers of Muzzles and Dog Choke Collar?

In the right situation, a dog muzzle or correction collar (also known as a dog choke collar) can be a helpful part of training or handling your dog. Unfortunately if you do not know how to use them correctly, you may find yourself causing a serious and potentially life-threatening injury to you dog. Before using …read more →

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What Type of Dog Collars Should I Use?

What Type of Dog Collars Should I Use?

Whether you’ve been a dog owner for decades, or you are a first time dog owner, you may not know just how many types of dog collars you have to choose from. There are collars better suited for some types of dogs, while others are great choices for training your dog, or running with your …read more →

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Housetraining – Should I punish My Dog for Accidents in the House?

Housetraining – Should I punish My Dog for Accidents in the House?

Housetraining is one of the aspects of bringing home a new dog that can often be the most dreaded and frustrating part of what should be an exciting and fun experience for the whole family. One of the most important things that you will need to remember about housetraining a new puppy or adult dog …read more →

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How to Stop Your Dog From Chasing Cats

How to Stop Your Dog From Chasing Cats

Despite what cartoons may show, dogs and cats can live together in companionable peace. For the most part dogs have no problem with cats in their home. The problem comes when some types of dogs have high prey drives that lead them to chase cats. The good news is that with just a bit of …read more →

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How Can I Make Housetraining My Puppy Easier?

How Can I Make Housetraining My Puppy Easier?

Dogs are wonderful additions to your home, and terrific family companions. With each new puppy, however, comes a great many new responsibilities and training steps to accomplish. Puppies that are given the right training start in life are much less likely to cause frustration, and of course are much less likely to be surrendered to …read more →

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Why is Dog Man’s Best Friend?

Why is Dog Man’s Best Friend?

A topic hotly debated between cat people and dog people, the truth is that those who have had loyal dogs in their lives know just how much truth there is to dog being man’s best friend. But just what makes these canine companions so much more than the shedding slobbery pet who sleeps on our …read more →

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Why Does My Dog Jump on Visitors, and What Do I Do?

Why Does My Dog Jump on Visitors, and What Do I Do?

Does your dog jump on visitors? It’s pretty normal for some dogs to get overly excited when visitors come over, but jumping up on guests can lead to some uncomfortable situation, and may even result in injuries. Once your dog has learned that it’s okay to jump up on guests, it can be a challenge …read more →

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What are my 9 Dog Aggression Tips

What are my 9 Dog Aggression Tips

There are few things more unsettling than trying to deal with dog aggression. No one enjoys a barking, snarling, snapping dog. When it’s your own dog it’s even more distressing. The good news is that there are some dog training steps that you can take in order to curb dog aggression. Recognize the early warning …read more →

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How to Choose the Right Dog Breed for Your Lifestyle

How to Choose the Right Dog Breed for Your Lifestyle

If you find yourself ready to add a new dog to your home, you may find yourself wondering what types of dogs are the right fit for your lifestyle and for your family. There are dog breeds for almost every lifestyle, and it’s important that you pick the right dog for your lifestyle. It’s easy …read more →

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Dog training collars and other training equipment

Dog training collars and other training equipment

Most of the negative dog behaviour that we see in our dogs can be directly attributed to a lack of proper dog training. To curb dog behaviour problems, you can spend time working with your dog to teach him the expected way of behaving. A part of that is to ensure that you are using …read more →

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How to Keep Your Dog Calm at the Vet

How to Keep Your Dog Calm at the Vet

Vet visits are an important part of keeping your puppy healthy and happy. Vet trips can, however, prove to be a high stress situation for some dogs. Not only are vet clinics filled with strange smells, new people, and strange animals, but your dog may get shots or treatment for injuries. All of this can …read more →

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How to Get Your Dog to Stop Digging

How to Get Your Dog to Stop Digging

You’re so proud of your immaculately landscaped garden. Your roses are radiant. Your petunias are perfect. Then your beloved pooch goes on a digging rampage and leaves a trail of dirt, leaves, and sadness in his wake. While digging is a normal and natural behavior, it can prove to be destructive and annoying. Not only …read more →

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How do I teach my Dog to Come?

How do I teach my Dog to Come?

There are a number of basic commands that should be taught in any dog training, no matter the age or the breed of your dog. Not only does having an understanding of these words help you to communicate with your dog and teach him your expectations of him, but they can also be an important …read more →

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