Dogs are our best friend. More than companions, their partnership
has helped to shape the world we live in. How can we be better friends
to the animals that deserve it the most?
Bringing a new dog home? What are the areas to look out for and
attend to make your new addition welcome and at ease? Here’s how to
minimize the stress for the both of you (more).
New Puppy advice: tips, strategies and "how-to's" for integrating,
socializing and training your new little one (more).
How do you train a dog? How do you get a dog to sit politely without
barking when the doorbell rings, not jump on guests? How about from
snatching food off the table or out of the garbage? Or walking next to
you without pulling? Or all the other things you would like the dog to
do? Where do you begin? (more)
To click or not to click, the how to train question: When
it comes to finding the best way to train a dog, how do you decide?
Taking a look at punishment, force free, social learning, clicker
training and making sense of it all (more)
Know when to tether your puppy and when not to: Should your
puppy be tied to something at home? Learn welfare implications and
training tips and who the tether should be attached to! (more)
Housetraining 101 for your dog: every dog can be trained no matter
how old, here's how (more).
Good news and bad news-your dog is puppy pad trained:
Puppy pad training can be so effective that your dog keeps to that
training in the house and not out. Here's help (more).
Getting your dog to use training pads each and every time: How
to start out the right way and learn how to deal with near misses and (more).
Dog Bite Prevention: children are the recipient of most dog bites.
Supervising and teaching our children about canine body language
and how to approach dogs, can change that (more).
Why Professionals working with dogs think they won’t
get bitten. A recent study focuses on what bite victims were
thinking right before the bite. If we are experts at knowing canine
body language, is that enough to prevent dog bites? Not if we don't
do the listening. (more).
Working with dogs that bite: All dogs can bite, a look at under-
standing the motivation, assessing the bite inhibition and modifying
the behavior (more).
Strategies for working with the aggressive dog: Applying
methods and guidelines for approaching and handling aggressive
dogs in doggy day cares and dog parks (more).
Understanding and working with Resource Guarding:
described as "the use of avoidance, threatening, or aggressive
behaviors by a dog to retain control of food or non-food items in
the presence of a person or other animals” how to understand,
manage and modify this behavior (more).
Reading the canine ladder of aggression: Canine stress
signals are typically displayed in order and offer appeasement or
warning. Learn to read them (more).
Plays well with others: Understanding and working with dog
on dog aggression. Know the difference between a canine threat,
warning or aggression and what to do about it (more).
The use of shock,training or "e" collars with dogs: Do they
work? Take a look at a review of the science on the effectiveness of
shock collars and the efficacy of negative reinforcement (more).
Strategies for working with the fearful dog: applied methods
and guidelines for approaching and handling fearful dogs (more).
How to lessen barking and keep a quiet dog busy: Barking
is a necessary part of canine expression and communication but
not being able to control it can be frustrating especially where
neighbors and guests are concerned. Here are strategies to lower the
volume and give that quiet dog something to do (more).
Expanding our definition of canine vocalizations: Barking,
growling, whimpering, whining and yowling can mean different
things depending on how they are expressed and when. (more)
How not to train a dog as seen on TV: training your dog with
positive reinforcement and avoiding compulsion training is more
effective and humane no matter what you see on TV (more).
How to help your dog not to pull: training tips and methods to help
in keying in to your dog so you both get there at the same time (more).
Let them sniff -getting the most out of your dog walk:
Taking the time to allow your dog to sniff adequately makes all the
difference for a satisfying dog walk along with no dog dragging and
the right walking equipment (more).
What to do when your dog becomes afraid of the walker:
Sometimes caring for your pet means hiring pet sitters and dog
walkers. When the walking or sitting did not go as you or your dog
would have liked, what to do next (more).
Winter proofing the city dog: Baby, it gets cold outside. Learn how
to keep your dog warm and safe (more).
Know what heatstroke looks like in a dog and how to help: (more).
Dogs communicate visually with humans: through the process
of domestication and evolution our dogs have developed visual
communication to sync with our own (more).
For my Daisy: She gave so much more than I can ever say enough
about or pay back. A tribute to her, how very much I will always love
her and why (more).
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