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Is Your Dog Sleeping In Your Bed?

The role of dogs in our lives has changed a great deal in the last 100 years. There was a time in the United States and many other countries when dogs were not allowed in the house. In your great-grandmother’s day most dogs were outside dogs. They may have slept in the barn or under the porch. Wealthier people kept lap dogs but most farmers and working people had dogs that had to earn their keep in some way. These dogs were expected to do some work, whether it was herding stock, killing rodents, or protecting the farm.

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6 Tips To Teach An Old Dog Some New Tricks

Adopting an older dog has many advantages that will make him a wonderful addition to your household. Unfortunately, if he is set in his ways, you’re facing a bit of a challenge when it comes to training. Whatever his situation, you can teach your older dog new tricks; the following tips will help.

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Protecting Your Dog From The Unthinkable

I had a client make an appointment for dog training last week. However before we could get together he sent me an email explaining that his dog got out of the door and was run over by a car. Actually this happens more often than you can imagine. In fact in your hometown it happens daily.

For most dog owners, one of their greatest fears is that their dog will escape through the door and run into the street where they could be hit by a car. That’s a nightmare scenario that no one wants to have happen, yet it could happen all too easily.

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How to Train Your Dog The Right Way

Dog training is one of the most helpful and exciting things you can do with your pet. When you train your dog you are teaching them to perform certain actions or behaviors according to your signal or the circumstance. If you have a dog, this should be something you focus on.

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The Top 7 Reasons to Crate Train Your Dog

Quite often I hear people say that they don’t want to use a crate because they feel that it might be cruel. I must say that there are situations where that crate could be a cruel thing to do to your dog. However if done properly it’s the most wonderful thing your dog will ever get from you. Let me give you some reasons why using a crate will be good for you and for your dog.

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5 Important Obedience Commands All Dogs Should Know

Every well-mannered dog should know at least five basic but important dog obedience commands which are:
Down, sit, come, heel and stay. You need to teach your dog these commands 3 to 5 sessions a day with each session lasting 10 to 15 minutes. Short but frequent sessions are preferable to long and tedious ones if you want to maintain your dog’s interest.

Down, sit, come, heel and stay. You need to teach your dog these commands 3 to 5 sessions a day with each session lasting 10 to 15 minutes. Short but frequent sessions are preferable to long and tedious ones if you want to maintain your dog’s interest.
The following is a brief outline of the basic dog training commands. You may opt for verbal praise or use treats once the dog has performed the desired behavior.

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We Went Through Training But Now My Dog Is Aggressive

If this is you then yes you can go through some obedience training and end up with an aggressive dog. In fact this is what recently happened to a lady that called me. She trained her dog at 6 months with some in-home private lessons and is now looking for answers as to why her 2 year old dog is showing aggression.

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But, He Really Is A Good Dog!

I have been involved in dog training all my life and one thing that I have seen over and over again is how we make excuses for our dogs.

I get quite a few calls from dog owners telling me about their dog problems. No matter how bad the problem is they always seem to end the statement with “but he is really a good dog”. Does this sound familiar? We even make the same type of excuses for our children.

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