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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Why The Down Exercise Is So Important?

The down exercise is probably the most important exercise you can teach your dog for several different reasons. It is the exercise that when your dog is twenty feet away, you say down and your dog drops to the floor without you doing anything else is the day that your dog says you are the master.

Now please do not confuse the “down” exercise with the “off” command. Down means to immediately lay on the ground where the off commands means to get off whatever it is on.

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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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5 Questions To Ask A Dog Breeder

5 Questions To Ask A Dog Breeder
Getting a new puppy is always exciting but there are a few questions you want to ask your breeder before you take your puppy home. In this article I want to discuss five of those questions for you.
1. Genetic testing
2. Can we see the parents?
3. What is your guarantee?
4. Do you have a contract?
5. Current shots and have they been to a vet?

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House Training: A Crate Idea

The frustration that leads frazzled pet owners to abandoning their dogs to shelters the most is a lack of effective house training. Remember that your dog is a family member, and as such, is worth the time and effort required to properly house break them, so that you can be a happier pet owner and your dog can be happily in their family’s arms, not in a shelter.

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