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December 14, 2012

Christmas Gift Guide For Special Dogs and Their Owners

Can you believe we only have 11 shopping days left until Christmas? Since Christmas is right around the corner, we thought we would give you a little help with some great gift ideas for that special someone or for the 4 legged best friend in […]
December 13, 2012

What Your Dog Needs

There are eight needs to be aware of when raising a dog. If you don’t meet your dog’s needs successfully, your dog may act out in an inappropriate or destructive manner. Keep in mind that dog’s will use their paws or mouth to release boredom […]
November 16, 2012

Begging At the Table

  You sit down at the table to enjoy a delicious meal with the family.  As you begin to converse and discuss everyone’s day, you are interrupted by Grace, the family dog’s constant whining, barking, and pawing for just a morsel of your food.  At […]
November 16, 2012

Teaching Your Dog “Place”

The “place” command is designed to have your dog to stay in one area for up to two hours at a time. While your dog is in the place command, he or she can get up, turn around, lie back down, chew on toys, and […]
October 16, 2012

Come (to a Whistle)

Have you ever been at the beach or a park and watched a dog come bounding back to an owner after the owner only gave a simply whistle? Have you thought, “I want my dog to do that”! Well, its easy and here’s how you […]
September 15, 2012

Speak And Hush

Dogs often respond to the sound of barking by issuing their own woofs. The same is true of howling. When they hear howling or sirens or other high-pitched sounds, many dogs try to sing along. Encouraging your dog to bark or howl, following your example, […]
August 6, 2012

Want A Well Behaved Dog? Do More of This and Less of That!

By Dr. Becker                                                  A growing collection of recent studies is proving that positive reinforcement training of dogs is much more effective and ultimately successful than training involving dominance and punishment. Some of the studies even demonstrated that training involving punishment actually created additional problem behaviors […]
July 17, 2012

All About Attitude

Ever watch a training class and notice how owners who obviously enjoy training have dogs that clearly enjoy their lessons? Meanwhile, people who ignore instructions and appear perpetually bored invariably own dogs that act the same. Putting energy and a good attitude into training proves […]
June 22, 2012

Why Are Dogs So Loyal?

Why are dogs so loyal? And, how can their loyalty help us to train our dogs better? These are questions that we frequently get asked and understanding two key elements about dogs will help you train your dog better. Stories about dogs and their loyalty […]