Dog Training

Dog Park Etiquette

  A local dog park is an excellent place for many reasons; however, not all dogs will thrive in this environment. If you’re planning on bringing your pup with you when visiting friends or going on a hike, then make sure they are socialized at home first! Consider these tips before taking your pet somewhere where there may be other canines without supervision- it’ll save both parties from unwanted interactions later down the line. Common Dog Park Rules Park rules will vary from one place to another. These rules should be posted conspicuously near park entrances; if not, ask about

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Timid dog cuddles in its owner’s arms because it’s scared.
Dog Care

How To Meet A Timid Dog & Gain Their Trust

When meeting any new dog, dog owners and pack leaders should approach with caution. Even if you are a dog expert, it is still best to take things slow and come at new dogs with a gentle, easy-going personality. You never know what they are going through or have been through, so it is always best to move with the utmost care. In addition, dogs often show aggression when they are afraid. While it might be tempting to know how to work with an aggressive dog and gain their trust, this is not always possible if there is genuine fear

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Dog Care

6 Great Ways To Challenge Your Dog’s Mind

Just like people, dogs get bored with the same old everyday routine. Keeping them mentally challenged and constantly exposing them to new things is just as important as taking them for walks and exercising them. Bored dogs develop destructive behaviors and take their negative energy out on things like your furniture. Here are some creative ways to stimulate your dog’s mind so they don’t get bored and misbehave. Ways to Challenge Your Dog’s Mind Work on a New Trick Every time you engage your dog in a training session, you are providing him with a mental challenge. Search around for

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dogs outside learning where they are allowed to do their business
All About Dogs

How To Housetrain Your Puppy

In nature, a pup’s mother will quickly teach them not to soil the den. In the human world, we need to take on that challenge if we want to have a happy relationship. In this exclusive video, Andre Millan drops in on Dog Psychology Center trainer Todd Langston for the inside scoop on getting your puppy to do his business outside and the secrets on how to potty train a puppy. Watch now!

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Be the Pack Leader

How To Respect Your Fellow Pack Leaders

As a dog lover, it’s likely that you enjoy meeting new pups — whether they belong to friends, family members, or neighbors. But sometimes the excitement over getting to know a new dog can cause you to inadvertently overstep the boundaries of a fellow Pack Leader. Here are a few guidelines you should always keep in mind to help respect the rules, boundaries, and limitations set by other dog parents. If the Pack Leader asks you not to let their dog jump up on you or sit in your lap, comply — even if you don’t mind You may enjoy

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All About Dogs

6 Steps To Teaching Your Dog To Fetch

Teaching your dog how to fetch seems like it should be one of those things that’s so simple it requires no real thought or effort. After all, dogs love both playing and pleasing their humans, and fetch involves both of these things — you should just be able to do it, right? Short answer: nope. While there are some dogs that just seem to intrinsically understand the game and will automatically chase and retrieve whatever object you use the first time you try, most do not. Either they sit and stare at you, wondering why you would choose to throw

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Dog Care

How To Stimulate Your Dog’s Mind

Stimulating your dog’s mind and challenging him to try new things is one of the keys to fulfillment. Finding ways to work with a dog’s instinctual nature can bring out the best in them. The walk offers a structured routine that allows you to bond with your dog, but playtime can give you more opportunities to challenge them, enrich their lives, and establish an even deeper bond. Many owners think “play” means letting their puppy run wild, but play sessions can be productive and fun too with some focus that allows a mental component in addition to the physical. A

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a dog out for a walk listens to his owners voice
All About Dogs

How To Get Your Dog To Listen To You

When your dog won’t listen to your commands, it can be frustrating — and it can also be dangerous. After all, this kind of communication can help keep your dog out of trouble, preventing him from running out into a busy street or eating something he shouldn’t. It can also help keep you sane by helping you manage problem behaviors. But it’s not always easy to get to the root of the problem. So where do you start if your dog doesn’t obey — either in specific situations or all of the time? Here are a few problems you may

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dogs all lined up and ready for a walk
All About Dogs

6 Tips For Mastering The Dog Walk

Here are six dog training tips on how to walk your dog and master the dog walk. When I’m out with my dog pack, I often walk about ten dogs at a time, sometimes even off-leash if I’m in a safe area. People are amazed by this, but it’s simple: the dogs see me as their pack leader. This is why dogs follow me wherever I go. Here are 6 Tips for Mastering the Dog Walk Walk in Front of Your Dog Walking in front of your dog allows you to be seen as the pack leader. Conversely, if your

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Dog Behavior

Helping Your Dog Be Social On The Walk

Cesar’s fulfillment formula in Exercise, Discipline, and then Affection, in that order — and the best way to provide exercise is to walk your dog. But one of the areas in which people seem to report the most trouble is … walking their dogs. Their dogs pull ahead or act aggressively toward other dogs or bark or snarl at everything. When you experience this type of behavior, it can really be a big disincentive to walking, which just makes things worse. If you don’t walk your dog, it’s not getting exercise, so it isn’t balanced. It’s missing out on the

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