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Ask A Dog Trainer: Why Does My Dog Run & Hide When I Try To Leash Him?

It’s time to go- you’re taking your dog out to go potty or maybe for a car ride. He’s following you around like he always does… until you reach for his collar and/or leash. Like a bullet, he is gone. Now you spend several minutes trying to track h...

Ask A Dog Trainer: How Can I Get My Dog To Stop Breaking His Stay?

Teaching your dog a reliable stay is important. A stay not only makes your life easier, but can save your dog’s life. It can also be a very frustrating experience. You may feel as though no matter what you do, your dog just won’t stay longer than a few sec...

Ask A Dog Trainer: Why Does My Dog Destroy Things When I’m Gone?

There is nothing like coming home to your sweet dog… until you walk all the way in and see th...

Ask A Vet: Why Does My Dog Growl at Some People And Not Others?

Dogs are always alert when someone new arrives on the scene. Your dog notices new people immediatel...

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 find...

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 man...

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...