Owner using hand signals during dog training

Hand Signals for Dog Training

March 1, 2024

Dog training helps you stimulate your pooch, encourage better obedience and strengthen your bond. Adding hand signals to your training sessions enables you to maximize these benefits tenfold. As dogs begin to age, there’s also the possibility of them losing their hearing — hand signals help keep communication channels open. Our guide will help you […]

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The Do’s and Dont’s of Introducing Dogs

February 8, 2024

Bringing a new dog into your family is an exciting time, but it’s important to approach the introduction process with care and consideration. Introducing dogs to each other requires careful planning and management to ensure a positive and harmonious relationship. In this comprehensive guide, we will explore the do’s and don’ts of introducing dogs, providing […]

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Dog Training Education Month: Empowering Pet Owners and Furry Friends

February 1, 2024

February is not just the month for celebrating love and friendship; it is also the perfect time to focus on the importance of educating ourselves and our beloved furry friends. Dog Training Education Month aims to raise awareness about the benefits of proper training and the role it plays in creating a harmonious bond between […]

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The Problem When We Overly Coddle Our Dogs: Unintended Consequences

January 12, 2024

Dogs have long been considered man’s best friend, offering unwavering loyalty and companionship. However, in recent years, there has been a concerning trend of dog owners treating their furry friends more like human babies than animals. While showering love and care upon our pets is undoubtedly important, excessive coddling can inadvertently lead to behavioral issues, […]

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How to Train a Dog With Positive Reinforcement

January 8, 2024

As a dog owner, you always want your dog to be happy and comfortable. Having a happy dog requires setting boundaries so they know what’s allowed in your home. You can set limits humanely with positive reinforcement dog training. A staggering 65.1 million households have a dog in the United States, and only 8% of dog owners claim their […]

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Clicker Training for Dogs

The Many Benefits of Clicker Training For Dogs

January 2, 2024

There’s nothing better than the enthusiastic welcome you get from your dog when you return home. But when dogs start to jump up on their owners — or their owner’s guests — it’s unpleasant, to say the least. Clicker training for dogs is a positive reinforcement method that helps to encourage your dog to follow […]

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Yellow Lab Puppy Playing with a Tennis Ball

Engaging Activities For Puppy Training

November 28, 2023

  Engaging activities for puppies are essential for their mental and physical development. Here are some ideas for engaging puppy activities: 1. Puzzle toys Provide puzzle toys that require puppies to figure out how to get treats or toys out. This stimulates their problem-solving skills and keeps them entertained, which has been shown to decrease […]

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Preparing Your Dog For The Holidays

November 20, 2023

As the holiday season is upon us, there are many things to consider when preparing for all the festivities to come. The holidays can be overwhelming for your dog, but they don’t have to be! Preparing your dog for the holidays can be a fun and enjoyable experience for both you and your furry friend. […]

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Dog Socialization Guide

Dog Socialization Guide

October 24, 2023

A puppy’s socialization period begins when they’re three weeks old and continues until they are about 12 weeks old. During this time, you’ll want to expose your puppy to a wide variety of people, animals and places in a safe manner. Socializing your dog helps them become friendly and confident in new situations. However, sometimes […]

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Causes of Bad Behavior in Dogs

Causes of Bad Behavior in Dogs

October 10, 2023

In the United States, 65.1 million households have a dog, and 56% of dog owners report their dogs are naughty — that’s a lot of mischievous dogs. Bad behavior can impact your bond with your dog, resulting in destroyed belongings, unhappy pets and frustrated owners. Learning how to correct bad dog behavior starts with knowing how it began. […]

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