I once had a dog who refused to stop getting on the sofa. Sure, I taught him to stay off the sofa when I was home, but as soon as I went to sleep or left the house, I could hear him jumping back up in his favorite spot on the sofa…
…and he got doggy fur all over the clean upholstery . We fought this battle for most of his life and I was always frustrated. Since that time, though, I’ve learned a lot of little tricks and ways of training a dog so you can keep your fur friend off the sofa and that training starts when your dog is young.Continue reading
One of the things that I hear most about from new dog owners that really gets them frustrated is potty training their new puppy or dog. House training a new dog is really not that difficult and the methods that we use are the same whether it is an adult dog or a puppy.
I’ve been training dogs professionally for about three decades now and I have come across many different ways that people have tried to potty train their dog. Unfortunately most of these methods don’t work.Continue reading
We’ve all heard the phrase, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” However, it turns out that you can train an older dog. It may be harder to train an older dog than to train a young puppy but older dogs are just as able to learn new things as other dogs.
Think about the way the human mind works. When we’re very young we can easily learn different languages. However, if we tried to learn Spanish or another language now, as adults, it might take years to learn.Continue reading
One of the neatest tricks you can teach your dog is to fetch a toy or ball and drop it at your feet. This is a great way to give your dog some exercise without becoming completely worn out yourself. Plus, it gives your dog a chance to let out a bit of excess energy.Continue reading
If you have problems dealing with one dog in your home, imagine what it’s like coping with two or even three dogs and trying to keep things running smoothly. It can be hard to cope with multiple dogs at times and in some cases it can result in dogs fighting for dominance.Continue reading
One of the most frequent things dog owners complain about is that their dogs don’t stay busy enough. Yes dogs can become destructive when they are bored and that leads to angry dog owners. You can avoid this problem if you will simply spend time helping your dog use his brain. Here are some tips […]Continue reading
Playing games with your dog can provide great benefits for both you and your dogs. Unfortunately, many people don’t spend nearly enough time playing with their dogs each day. They miss out on the fun of playing games with their dog and don’t realize how relaxing and enjoyable it can be. Playing games with your […]Continue reading
Does your dog bark while you’re at work? If he does, then you may have a lot of other problems, too. You’re probably not very popular with your neighbors, for one thing. They could call animal control about your dog. Plus, along with barking, your dog could be destructive at home. Even if you’re not […]Continue reading
Boating with dogs is extremely popular. Whether you take your dog out duck hunting or just like to cruise the lakes and rivers, about 62 percent of Americans say they take their dogs boating with them. With that many dogs on board, it’s important for dogs to know how to behave on a boat. Here’s […]Continue reading