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Teach a Dog to Leave It

One of my favourite dog commands is "leave it" because it comes in so handy. How many times do we drop something on the floor and the dog pounces on it? Now all I need to say is "leave it" and I can pick it up from the floor rather than the dog. Otherwise, I would find myself prying it out of the dog's mouth and sometimes it is too late because the dog has swallowed it. … [Read More...]

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Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?

You have chosen the best food at the store that you could find for your dog. You make sure he has plenty to eat, give him special treats on occasion and provide him with plenty of clean water to drink. However, when he is in the back yard, he is sometimes seen eating the grass. Before you go including a side salad with your dog's dinner, you need to understand why do dogs eat grass. … [Read More...]

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Training Tips for Deaf Dogs

Training a dog that is deaf requires commitment and a great deal of patience. However, it is possible to successfully train deaf dogs. In fact, your dog will surprise you at how quickly and effectively she learns to recognize facial expressions, hand signals and basic signs. … [Read More...]

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Crate Training a Puppy

Dogs are den animals by nature. In the wild, the den is the dog's home, safe haven and bed. When you are crate training a puppy, the crate becomes the den, which provides him with a nice place to take refuge and relax. In addition, it is a great way to train him not to destroy your home or use it as his own private restroom. When you give your puppy adequate opportunities to eliminate outdoors, … [Read More...]

Puppy School

Puppy School

It is crucial that you choose a puppy school with which both, you and your beloved canine will be pleased. Before you get down to the exact criteria of a good puppy school, you should first consider why puppy school is right for you and your pooch. Puppy school presents a number of different advantages for both, you and your dog, such as: … [Read More...]

Dog Ready for Walk

How to Train a Dog to Walk on a Leash

There are a number of great benefits to walking a dog. First of all, is the exercise that both, you and your dog will get, keeping you both healthier and in good shape. Another advantage to walking your dog is the mental stimulation that it provides. When your dog is able to get out on a regular basis for a good walk, it reduces boredom, which is known to lead to destructive behaviour. … [Read More...]

Bringing Home a New Puppy

Bringing Home a New Puppy

When bringing home a new puppy for the first time, you need to puppy-proof the house, similar to having a toddler. When the puppy first comes home, he will be nervous, but in time as he gains confidence, he will begin to explore and get into all sorts of mischief. … [Read More...]