When you buy a dog or obtain one through other means, you will likely go through what is known as the ‘honeymoon’ period in which your dog simply can do no wrong. This however will fade rather quickly and before you know it, you will be wanting to make a change. As a dog owner, there are certain things that that you will need to understand about your new canine companion. First of all, they require discipline, and second, they require a leader.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
People and dogs are alike in the sense that they both are somewhat territorial. Your dog probably has a good idea of the concept of your “property” or your area of the street or neighborhood. He knows where home is, especially if he spends much time outside. If another dog walks into your front yard, your dog will likely have something to say about it. However, that doesn’t mean that your dog will understand the concept of staying in the yard. It is never easy to train your dog to stay in the yard. Anyone who tells you otherwise doesn’t know much about dogs.Continue reading
Sometimes I stop and consider what dogs probably think about. What does a dog think when he sees a cat sitting in a window and the cat is teasing him? I think I have a pretty good idea what the cat is thinking, but what does the dog want out of that encounter?Continue reading
Many people out there are interested in owning beagles, yet some of them are quite clueless when it comes to caring for them. Every dog breed is not the same and there are certain nuances involved in taking care of a beagle. If you are interested in educated yourself, it would be a good idea to continue reading.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
Your dog is excited. He likes people. He’s happy when new people visit. And he loves to jump! Dogs are built to jump and it’s something they love to do. It may seem almost impossible to get your dog to stop trying to jump up in the faces of your family and friends at times.
Fortunately, when it comes to bad behaviors, jumping up on people is one of the easier problems to stop. Here are some tips to help you make the jumping stop.Continue reading
One of the scariest things you can encounter is a strange dog growling at you, especially when you don’t know why or how they’re going to react. You can understand why people are nervous when your dog growls or grumbles at them when they walk by you when you’re walking your dog or if your dog is out in the yard.
However, before you decide to train your dog never to growl again, you need to learn why your dog is growling and when it is acceptable for him to growl.Continue reading