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Teaching Your Dog To Be Independent

There’s nothing happier than a happy dog. Most people would agree that in order to be happy a dog needs to feel confident and independent. Yet it’s also true that there are many dogs who, for one reason or another, cling to their owners. They may be anxious or fearful at times. You can teach your dog to be independent but it does take some effort on your part. Here are some suggestions.

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Puppy Mill Dog Behavior Problems

It seems like every time I turn around I’m seeing another story about a puppy mill that is been raided and the dogs taken away from the owners. The authorities didn’t come in just because it was a puppy mill, they came in because the dogs are usually living in deplorable conditions and with health issues. If you are one of the kind souls that would like to adopt one of these puppy mill dogs there are some things that you need to consider before doing that.

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Puppy Imprinting

Most people have heard the term “imprinting” but they may not be aware that puppies can learn imprinting behavior. However, it’s probable that we owe the modern dog’s domestication to the fact that puppies are able to be imprinted.

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Are There Really Indestructible Dog Toys?

If you’re a dog owner then you have probably had the pleasure of buying toys for your dog. It’s fun to pick out a great new toy and bring it home. What’s not fun is watching your dog destroy it in 30 seconds! There are lots of toys that claim to be “indestructible” but are there really indestructible dog toys? It depends.

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10 Things You Should Know About Dogs

Quite often I meet people who are getting their first dog and really have no idea what a dog needs or wants. This is a list of things that you should know about dogs.
If you will follow these simple steps with your dog you will find that having a dog can be a great and rewarding experience.
Dogs have a way of making us healthier and happier than we would be without a dog.

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5 Dog Training Tips

There are several different things about dog training that are just real and should always be done, if you want a well behaved and well adjusted dog. We are going to talk about what I think are 5 of the most important dog training tips.
1. Repetition
2. Patience
3. Time
4. Exercise
5. Health Care

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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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5 Simple Ideas That Will Perfect Your Dogs Training

When your dog training program is complete you are not finished training, you are simply entering a different level of training. Let me tell you some things that will guarantee that you have a well trained dog, not just for today but for ever.

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7 Different Causes Of Dog Aggression

Unfortunately dog aggression is a very common behavior issue that dog owners have to deal with.  The aggression can be caused by several different things however and not receiving proper socialization before the age of 20 weeks is one of the most common causes.  Here are several different causes of dog aggression. 1. Lack of […]

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How To Correct Common Dog Behaviour Problems

On a daily basis I am asked by dog owners who call in for information on how to solve a behavior problem, how do I keep my dog from doing this or how do I correct my dog for doing that. When you take a few minutes to talk to these dog owners you find that we’re dealing with untrained dogs. I think some of them are quite surprised when I tell them that the way to correct unwanted behavior is to teach the dog basic obedience.

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