Preventing Overly-Territorial Behavior
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Should you encourage your dog to bark at repairmen, visitors, or passers-by? People often think that’s good, but it can become a real problem. Read the article to learn why!… Read More

Admitting an Aggresssion Problem
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For most people, our relationships with our pets are strong emotional bonds, and behavior problems can be pretty upsetting to deal with. Even more difficult is when a normally sweet, affectionate pet does something uncharacteristic, like biting someone, growling or … Read More

How Many Incidents Equal a Problem?
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For most people, our relationships with our pets are strong emotional bonds, and behavior problems can be pretty upsetting to deal with. Even more difficult, is when a normally sweet, affectionate pet does something uncharacteristic, like biting someone, growling or … Read More

Mailman Mystery
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Dogs and mailmen. For many people, this instantly conjures up images of the traditional cartoon dog chasing the letter carrier down the street. Thankfully, most dogs don’t actually chase delivery people nearly as often as they do in cartoons, but … Read More

Avoiding Dog Fights
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Living with multiple dogs is very different than having just one. For example, when one dog goes outside in the rain, he tends to simply do his business and come back in, while two dogs together might choose to play … Read More

Puppies & Older Dogs Together
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Have you ever noticed that children like to play endlessly, rarely tiring of their youthful antics while most adults like to play for awhile and then relax a bit? Well, the same situation applies to puppies and adult dogs! Dogs … Read More

The Grouchy Dog Days of Summer
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When temperatures start to really rise, even the most mild mannered people can get a little testy… and likewise for our dogs! This is a time when parents need to take extra measures of precaution to protect both children and … Read More

Teaching An Old Dog New Tricks
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“You can’t teach an old dog new tricks”, says the old wives tale…and many adult dogs want us to think that too! Actually, puppies and adult dogs are usually about equal as far as dog training challenges. Puppies may not … Read More

Timid or Shy Dogs
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Some dogs are boisterous, outgoing and brave. Others are more timid and shy. Just like people, each dog has their own personality. Sometimes these differences can be a matter of genetics (nature), or can be learned through their life experiences … Read More

Play Items -vs- Prey Items
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Most dog owners enjoy treating their dog to a new toy or bone every now and again. But there are certain types of chew items that can be non-conducive to a well behaved pet! When your dog enjoys a toy … Read More

Kids & Dogs… A Dog is Not a Horse!
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Have you ever seen that movie, “Homeward Bound?” You know, the one with the boy whose family goes on vacation and leaves their pets in the care of friends? The golden retriever, American bulldog, and fluffy cat love the boy … Read More

Canines on the Couch
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Many dog or puppy owners allow their pets on the furniture. To some extent, this is a personal preference… after all, if you don’t mind the dog hair on the couch, why not? However, muddy paws set aside, there are … Read More

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