Withholding… a Difficult Housebreaking Problem
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One of the most difficult housebreaking problems that can occur with a puppy or adult dog is when they don’t want to “make” in front of you outside. This can be a huge problem for pet owners who walk and … Read More

Submissive or Excitement Urinating
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Some dogs have a problem wherein they urinate a bit when they’re very excited or feeling submissive. This can be very frustrating for pet owners who often feel that they can’t even say hello to their dog without having to … Read More

Would You Bring a Wild Animal Into Your Home?
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Chances are, you wouldn’t consider bringing a wild animal into your home. After all, if you caught a squirrel and brought it into your house to live, you probably wouldn’t be surprised if it chewed your couch, ate your plants … Read More

House Training Accidents in a Certain Spot
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Without question, house training is one of the top priorities for dog owners. While we all expect puppies to require house training, there are many older dogs who have ongoing confusion too. One of the most frequent housebreaking dilemmas is … Read More

Training Puppies to Sleep Through the Night
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Having a new puppy is such an exciting time. Their playful antics, watching them explore and snuggling up are all some of the positives we enjoy. But when it comes to sleeping through the night, puppies can take some time … Read More

Submissive or Excitement Wetting
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Some dogs or puppies have a problem wherein they accidentally tinkle a bit when they get excited or are feeling submissive. This can be very annoying when visitors arrive and get their shoes sprinkled on, or at the very least, … Read More

Helping Your Dog or Puppy Adjust to a Change in Schedule
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As the beginning of the school calendar draws near, many people’s schedules change. Those who work in schools, as well as parents, students and others, will have a much different schedule than during the lazy days of summer. Other times … Read More

Territorial Marking Dog Training Tips
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If your dog is lifting his leg along your furniture, trash can, or other areas of your home, you have more than just a housebreaking issue… you also have a respect problem. More common with male dogs, but also sometimes … Read More

Canine Cleanup
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When nature calls, no doubt dogs will answer. Cleaning up after your dog or puppy is important for many reasons, and this article will help you understand some reasons why, as well as providing some tips for making the job … Read More

Special Dog Training Tips for Teacher’s Pets
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When summer or other time off draws nearer, there is a certain scent of promise in the air… only a few more weeks till school’s out! These are times of year when many teachers and other school personnel may start … Read More

Teaching Dogs to Use a Designated Bathroom Area
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Many gardeners are also avid pet lovers. A common dilemma is keeping lawns in tip-top shape in spite of the family dog! Land mines are definitely not a virtue when it comes to your landscape, but there are steps you … Read More

House Training Supplies Checklist
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As promised, here is the housebreaking checklist directly from my book, Everything You Need to Know About House Training Puppies & Adult Dogs. House Training Supplies Checklist from “Everything You Need to Know About House Training Puppies & Adult Dogs”, … Read More

The Proverbial Rolled Up Newspaper
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Remember the rolled up newspaper? Used by our grandparents and those before them, this was the accepted method of correcting one’s dog for any infraction. Perhaps you yourself have used a rolled up newspaper, either to whack the dog, or … Read More

Home Alone… Training Tips for Dog’s Separation Anxiety
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Separation anxiety is a problem wherein a dog is very anxious when left alone. Symptoms can include: whimpering, salivating, barking, housebreaking accidents, chewing, excessive licking, scratching or digging. Some dogs may even show symptoms when owners go into another room … Read More

Dog Days of Winter
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As outdoor temperatures become cool, owners of pets that live outdoors need to be extra concerned. Cold weather can seem very harsh to your pet, and most of our domesticated dogs are simply not cut out to live outdoors. All … Read More

Crate Training is Great Training!
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Whether you have a puppy or an adult dog, a crate can be an invaluable tool for training. Inherently den animals, most dogs enjoy the security of their own space, and when used correctly (never for punishment), the crate can … Read More

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