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How to Stop a Puppy from Chewing

One of the most frustrating things about getting a new puppy is their drive to chew. But, you must remember that it is, in fact, a drive. Dogs do not chew things out of spite or malice, they do so out of boredom, loneliness, frustration, teething pains and a compulsion to have fun. Your job as their owner is to give them positive outlets they will prefer over destructive chewing so that they don’t chew inappropriately and cause problems at home.

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Dog Park Etiquette

Dog parks are not for everyone and certainly not for every dog. Personally I’m not a dog park person but many of my clients enjoy taking their dogs to the dog park for interaction with other dogs.

Dogs are pack animals and accordingly, enjoy running and playing with other dogs. If they are available in your area, dog parks are a great place where your dog can run off leash and socialize with other dogs. Not only do they please your furry companion, but you can feel like a good owner in knowing that your dog is getting their social needs met. As an example, Nashville, Tennessee, Morton Bay Regional Council in Queensland Australia also has several fenced in dog parks where your dog can be let loose to run and play.

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Can You Train Your Dog Not To Bark?

So you’ve adopted a dog. He loves you, he keeps you company, he runs with you on evenings. The only problem is that he seemingly loves you too much. He barks when you put him to bed or you aren’t home. Is there a way to fix this problem or will you forever be plagued by angry notes from your neighbors?

Dogs usually bark for one of two reasons: they are scared or (more likely) they want attention. Habitual barking will always be a desire to get attention as there should be no reason that your dog is perpetually scared.

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Super Bonus “Dog training tips”

Dogs, like little ones, tend to have a quick attention span. It’s fundamental to have your dog’s attention and end your training before they lose attention. Puppies tend to be completely hyperactive, and can be over stimulated.

Using a touch and simple sounds is one way to communicate naturally with pet dogs. They don’t understand key phrases, so they must be conditioned to what the sound means.

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Tips: Ensuring Your Dog’s Safety When Traveling By Plane

There may come a time when you feel you have little alternative than to ship a dog by plane. Perhaps you are a breeder, or have just purchased a dog from a breeder in another state. Perhaps you are making a long-distance or even overseas move. Whatever your reason, the prospect of sending your dog by plane has raised some very legitimate concerns.

There may come a time when you feel you have little alternative than to ship a dog by plane. Perhaps you are a breeder, or have just purchased a dog from a breeder in another state. Perhaps you are making a long-distance or even overseas move. Whatever your reason, the prospect of sending your dog by plane has raised some very legitimate concerns.

There are a few precautions you can take to hopefully ensure his safety while in the hands of the airlines. The first, of course, is to communicate with the airline carrier. Find out their policies regarding transporting animals and the precautions they take. In addition to that, there are a few things you can do on your end to help.

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