Using Obedience As A Way Of Life
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Often, when people think of obedience training, they think of “perfect” dogs. Show dogs, police canines, or at the very least, extremely obedient pets who follow every given command. While having a very obedient dog does have its benefits, even … Read More

Car Behavior: Important for Safety
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Dogs love riding in the car, right? Most do, and some may even seem to love it too much! Jumping around, trying to sit on your lap, barking at everything; for some dogs, a ride in the car gets them … Read More

Irresponsible Pet Owners Ruin It For Others
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Originally from New York, I have enjoyed being a North Carolina resident since 2004. When it comes to pets, one of the big differences between the two locales is the level of “pet friendliness.” For example, on Long Island in … Read More

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

Setting Limits for Your Canine Companion
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When it comes to our beloved pets, many people don’t like to set too many limits, while even the most strict of pet owners will usually admit that they like to spoil their pet sometimes. Of course, a little spoiling … Read More

Dog Walking Etiquette
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Although to many of us, the “rules” are common sense, there are of course people who either don’t realize or choose not to follow the etiquette of dog walking. In order to clear up any potential confusion, I thought I … Read More

Dog Mounting, Humping, Offensive Sniffing
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Of course, we all know that dogs are dogs, not people. However, when it comes to certain behaviors, humans are sometimes offended or embarrassed by their pets! Some of the things that dogs do may seem ill mannered to humans, … 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

Tips for Two Puppies
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For some families, having two puppies can be double the fun. Sometimes it’s a matter of not being able to choose just one, and other times they simply want two pups so they’ll have each other to be with. There … Read More

Introducing Dogs and Cats
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Contrary to the adage, “fighting like cats and dogs,” most dogs and cats can get along nicely together. Perhaps you’d like to add another pet to your family or maybe you will be caring for a friend’s pet while they’re … Read More

Training Baby Puppy Dogs
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While there are many differences between the way pets think and the way people think, when it comes to training baby pets there are lots of similarities too. One similarity is consistency. Many people assume that their puppy or kitten … Read More

Holiday Dangers for Dogs & Puppies
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It’s the time of year when many people begin decorating their homes for the Christmas season. But some of the festive decorations we enjoy can be dangerous for pets, especially in households that have mischievous puppies or rambunctious adult dogs. … Read More

Eye-Level Snack Stealing
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How do you serve your appetizers when company visits? Do you put your cheese and crackers right on the coffee table, at dog eye level? Or is that something you would not do because it would be a free-for-all for … Read More

Barking For Attention
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What is it about the telephone that makes others want attention? Not only do children come running as if the phone is a magnet, and spouses often interject repeatedly, but many dogs bark for attention too! Whether it’s while you’re … Read More

Goofy Dog Syndrome
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Jumping up. Pulling like a maniac. Zooming through the house while intermittently ricocheting off of furniture. Wanting to play 25 hours a day. Too much coffee? Of course not. It’s goofy dog syndrome! When most people imagine getting a dog, … 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

Training Your Dog or Puppy Not to Bolt Out of Doors or Gates
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A common problem for many dog or puppy owners is training pets not to run out when doors or gates are opened. Particularly in households with children (who often go in and out of the house or yard) or lots … Read More

Training Dogs and Cats to Coexist in Your Home
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What do you think of when you think of dogs and cats together? Many people envision the traditional cartoon of the dog who is constantly plotting about how to catch the cat, while the cat is always planning how to … Read More

Dog Education… Not Just For “Bad” Dogs
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Most people get a dog expecting man’s best friend, but instead may find themselves being irritated by their pet on a daily basis. The majority of the time, the problem is that the dog simply hasn’t been taught what’s expected. … Read More

Exercising With Your Pet
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Starting an exercise program is a great thing to do…. and who better to go walking or jogging with than your dog? However, many pet owners find that initially, bringing their dog along was not as fun as they expected! … Read More

Barking Dog Problems
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Every pet owner realizes their dog will sometimes bark. In fact, most people even want their dog to bark if someone comes to the door, or if there’s an unusual noise. After all, these are some of the benefits of … Read More

Play Biting
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Puppy owners often wonder just how much nipping is normal. With their razor sharp puppy teeth, it can sometimes feel like you’ve got a little baby alligator instead of a dog! Some amount of nipping is completely normal… although not … 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

A Tired Dog Is a Good Dog!
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Feeling frazzled by your frisky Fido? While humans may have hectic days, dogs generally do not! If your dog seems to be restless, energetic or mischievous it could be a result of your busy lifestyle, or even the simple fact … Read More

The Learning Curve: Teaching Your Dog or Puppy HOW to Learn
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The learning curve is an extremely important aspect of any education… human or canine! Just as children need to develop good study habits for maximum achievement in school, the same holds true for dogs. Your dog must learn the difference … Read More

Counter-Surfing Canines!
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Some dogs are tall and some are short…. but just about any dog can reach appetizers on a coffee table! Whether your pet is large enough to reach the kitchen counter, or small enough to only swipe crackers from a … Read More

Pouncing Pooches!
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Whether you receive only occasional visitors, or have a very busy household, a jumping dog can be a problem. Neighbors stopping by, friends for a dinner party, and your children’s friends coming over, can all be exciting situations for your … Read More

Doggy Dining Dilemmas…
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The average pet owner will surely admit that no one is perfect, including our dogs! When it comes to dog training, each family must decide for themselves which issues are important, and which can be overlooked. However, some things are … Read More

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