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how to calm hyperactive dog

How to Calm a Hyper Dog

The young pit bull mix zoomed around the room at top speed, her face in a wide play grin, her tail tucked far under her butt. She slammed into my legs, nearly knocking me over despite the bent-knee stance

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dog fight

7 Ways to Break Up a Dog Fight (Without Getting Bitten)

Dog fights are your worst nightmare.Snarling, flashing teeth, fur flying, and - heaven forbid - blood.Even if no one gets hurt, it’s a terrifying experience that can permanently scar human and dog mentally.

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dog fetch obsessed

How to Deal With a Fetch-Obsessed Dog: Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop!

I wanted a dog that loved fetch more than I do. That’s what I told everyone. And I love playing fetch. I grew up with labs and was pretty proud of my tennis-ball-throwing skills. Enter Barley. Barley

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stop dog crying crate

How To Stop Your Dog From Crying in the Crate

Crating dogs is a great way to help with potty training or reduce destruction when you can’t supervise your dog. But it comes with some challenges - namely, lots of dogs cry or bark in the crate.You

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dog calming signals

15 Calming Signals and What to Do When You See Them

I pick at my nails when I’m uncomfortable. My boyfriend blinks a lot when he’s trying to calm me down. My dog licks his lips when he’s nervous. We all have our own calming signals. These signals

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why dogs lean

Why Does My Dog Lean On Me?

You’re settling down onto the couch, and your dog saunters over. He leans his ribs against your knees, sighs, and stands there. What does he want? How do you respond? We All Need Somebody to Lean On:

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teaching dog to sing

How to Teach Your Dog to Sing (On Cue)

Many dogs howl naturally, and it’s pretty darn adorable when put on cue! Teaching a vocal dog how to howl or sing on cue generally isn’t very difficult. However, if your dog isn’t naturally very

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resource guarding in dogs

How To Stop Resource Guarding & Food Possession in Dogs

Food possession, also known as resource guarding, is a scary problem. It’s also natural behavior for dogs. When resources are scarce, it makes sense to keep your toys, bed, food, or even humans to

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dog park etiquette

Dog Park Etiquette & Manners 101: What to Know For Your First Visit

Dog parks can be a great place to exercise your dog and let them play off-leash with their doggie peers but they also can be a disaster waiting to happen, full of ill-behaved unvaccinated scoundrels running

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how to approach dog

How Not to Greet a New Dog (And What to Do Instead)!

Different human cultures have different ways of greeting people. In Japan, you bow. In Spain, you kiss on the cheek. In the US, you shake hands.Understanding the appropriate way to greet a stranger is

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