Author Archives: Mark Mansfield
Author Archives: Mark Mansfield
Many people wonder what age is appropriate to start training your dog. Whether your dog is old or a puppy, it is always smart to start training as soon as possible. In this article we will look at why it’s important to train your dog right away.
New puppies brought home need to receive training right away. You don’t want your puppy to develop bad habits. The faster they are trained the sooner they will be housebroken, obey commands, and be under control.Continue reading
It’s hard to imagine, but at one time there were no structured dog training methods. Today, of course, we have lots of dog trainers and several different approaches to training dogs. The Koehler method of dog training is the oldest formal method of dog training, based on the traditional dog training methods that were used to train dogs during World War I.Continue reading
There are many training courses and dog training schools offering classes for people wishing to become dog trainers. Some of them are better than others. If you are looking for a trainer for you and your dog it’s usually a good idea to seek out a trainer who has certification from one of the well-known […]Continue reading
Being a dog owner is a real joy. It promises years of pleasure and companionship to owner and dog alike. But it is also a heavy responsibility and a long-term commitment. Below are eight tips on how to care for that “friend” to which you have made such a commitment.Continue reading
Sometimes you may hear someone talking about “dog language.” What exactly do they mean by this term? Are dogs actually communicating with each other in some secret, unknown language that humans can’t understand? Or, is there something much more complicated going on?
Actually, dogs don’t imagine the world in ways that we would consider as using “language.” Language and the way we see the world are things created by humans. However, all animals have communication and that includes dogs.Continue reading
Getting in shape is a lot harder for you when you are trying to do this on your own. However, what you may not realize is your dog can easily be your best partner at helping you get in shape. The reason you do not realize this is you often do not think of your dog as being able to help you get in shape. To avoid this mistake you should know what the agility training your dog can do is going to do for you and them both.Continue reading
A stroke is a serious condition that requires immediate medical attention. This fact is no less true when the one having the stroke is a dog. It is difficult enough to recognize the symptoms of stroke in a human however. How much more is this true of a dog?Continue reading
Whether or not you realize this fact, dogs want the same thing that you want, companionship. Yes dogs are pack animals and not only enjoy being with other members of the pack but they absolutely need it to be happy. When you stop and think for a moment humans are the same. Isolation is complete torture for a human and the same for a dog. So as a member of your pack your dog has a few things it hopes you will remember. Lets talk about those things.Continue reading
Swimming can be a lot of fun for dogs. They get to cool down, chase after sticks and balls, and spend time with the family. Although swimming can be a great experience for your dog, you’ll want to keep a few water safety tips in mind.Continue reading
A friend of mine rescued a Labrador mix named Lucas.
He’s a goofball that’s always fun to play with.
But when kids pass by my friend’s house on their skates and bikes, Lucas isn’t so much fun.
He goes insane.
He’ll rush head-first to the gate, barking up a storm and even riling up the neighbour’s dogs as well.
The trouble doesn’t stop there.Continue reading