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Month: February 2016

Seeing Or Believing?

Seeing Or Believing?

Recently, I wrote about positive reinforcement and what it means. In behaviorist terms “positive” means adding something desired in response to a behavior and “reinforcement” is anything that happens that causes a particular behavior to happen more often. That’s the technical definition of the terms, but it can also help to think of the words […]

You Can’t Trick Your Dog, But…

You Can’t Trick Your Dog, But…

Two weeks ago, I wrote about Hollywood dog trainers and how, while they may fool their audiences by using different dogs for different tricks, we can’t fool our dogs because they can tell when we’re being inauthentic. However, when people have had trouble projecting calm, assertive energy, I’ve also advised them to “fake it until […]

Why Do Dogs Chew Their Paws?

Why Do Dogs Chew Their Paws?

    Are you wondering why your dog is chewing his paws? You’re not alone! There are a variety of reasons why dogs might chew their paws. Let’s look at the most common reasons, as well as the signs that might let you know it’s time to take your pup to the vet. Allergies Dogs, […]

Common Mistakes Of First-Time Dog Owners

Common Mistakes Of First-Time Dog Owners

When you think about getting a dog, you most likely imagine the fun and excitement of it. You’ll have a furry companion to snuggle with, a living alarm system to ward off would-be burglars, a playmate — or all three. But there’s a lot that goes into being a good Pack Leader. A dog is […]

Warning Signs That Your Dog Has A Heart Problem

Warning Signs That Your Dog Has A Heart Problem

Just like people, dogs can suffer from heart issues, and if the problems are serious enough, dogs can even die from them. Protect your dog’s heart health by knowing the common signs and causes, learning how to keep their heart strong, and what to do if a problem exists. Common Symptoms There are several possible […]

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