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5 Things Dog Owners Do That Drive Trainers Crazy

Not everyone needs to hire a dog trainer for private lessons, but more and more dog owners are finding themselves needing a little extra help outside of the basic puppy classes offered at most chain pet supply stores. Professional dog trainers are a rare bree...

6 Signs Your Dog Is Living With Fear

While it may be obvious if your dog runs in the opposite direction that she is afraid, dogs have many less obvious signs of fear. You can help ensure your dog doesn’t get to the point where they want to bolt by watching for these subtle signs and reacting to...

Ask A Dog Trainer: How Do I Manage My Dog’s Car Sickness?

Taking our dogs with us for company when we go places – to the store or even on vacation – is o...

6 Tips To Train The Most Versatile “Trick” : The Hand Touch

The hand touch is one of my favorite “tricks” to train because it has so many uses when taught ...

3 Ways to Keep Your Pit Bull Happy And Healthy

Life with a Pit Bull may have its ups and downs – especially if you live in an area that is breed...

Toss The Treats: Using Everyday Rewards In Training

One of the main reasons many dog owners are hesitant to try positive reinforcement training is beca...

How To Teach Your Husky To Stop Jumping On People

Huskies are energetic, fun loving dogs that have a zest for life that can’t be equaled. This zest...

5 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Getting A Husky

Siberian Huskies are beautiful, intelligent dogs that catch the attention of many would-be owners. ...

3 Signs Your Lab Is Overweight

Labrador Retrievers are true food hounds and as they age, many of them become a bit lazy. This comb...

3 Signs Your Pit Bull Is Overweight

We all love our Pit Bulls and want to give them the best lives possible. However, sometimes the way...

3 Signs Your Boxer Is Overweight

Like us, your Boxer should stay in shape to avoid many health problems. Several things can cause yo...

3 Signs Your Chihuahua Is Overweight

Chihuahuas are so small, it’s easy for them to get overweight. This is especially true if you lik...

3 Signs Your Dachshund Is Overweight

The Dachshund body shape makes them more prone to bulking up. It doesn’t help that they are exper...

3 Signs Your German Shepherd Is Overweight

Although German Shepherds are naturally active dogs, this does not mean they cannot gain weight. La...

3 Signs Your Great Dane Is Overweight

Though it’s not common, Great Danes can get overweight. They won’t ever get as round as maybe a...

5 Tips To Prevent Your Husky From Pulling on Leash

Walking nicely on a leash can be a real challenge for Huskies. After all, they were bred to pull. B...

How To Teach Your Boxer To Stop Jumping On People

Boxers are known for using their paws, especially when greeting someone or when they want something...

Top 5 Mistakes Chihuahua Owners Make

Chihuahuas are an extremely popular breed. But they are also one of the top breeds found in shelter...

3 Ways To Keep Your German Shepherd Dog Happy And Healthy

Our German Shepherds add so much to our lives, it’s hard to know how to repay them for everything...

Top 5 Mistakes Labrador Retriever Owners Make

Labrador Retrievers are thought of by many as one of the easiest breeds to own. It’s one of the r...

Ask a Dog Trainer: How Do I Stop The Sibling Rivalry Between My Dogs?

Whether you own two sibling dogs from the same litter or just have two dogs at your house, you’ve...

Ask A Dog Trainer: Verbal Cues Vs. Hand Signals

Awhile ago, I wrote about new research that showed hand signals resulted in more correct responses...

6 Tricks For Teaching Lie Down To A Small Dog

When it comes to teaching dogs basic cues such as sit and down, most of us think of them as “easy...

5 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Getting a German Shepherd Dog

You’ve watched the police dog demos at the fair. Your friends own one and you love the way he tol...

5 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Getting a Great Dane

One of the most easily recognized dog breeds in the world, Great Danes are admired by all dog fanci...

Ask A Dog Trainer: How Do I Encourage My Dog To Like My New Significant Other?

You’ve finally found your Mr. or Mrs. Right. You’ve been on several dates and you are alrea...

Ask A Dog Trainer: 6 Clever Uses For Your Dog’s Hand Touch Cue

Most basic obedience classes teach a hand touch where your dog learns to put their nose on your han...

5 Tips To Prevent Your Boxer From Pulling On A Leash

Exuberant Boxers often cause frustration when their owners try to walk them on-leash. All you want...

5 Tips To Prevent Your Pit Bull From Pulling On A Leash

The Pittie personality is loving, comedic, and full of energy. That energy can often be hard to ha...

Feeding Tips For Dogs Who Guard Their Food

Feeding a dog who guards his food can be dangerous. You can get bitten and you can even (accidental...