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How To Stop A Dog From Peeing In The Crate

Many dog aficionados recommend using a crate to potty train your new puppy. This works wonders for many dogs and is the technique that I personally use. But what do you do when your dog continues to have

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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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How to House Train a Puppy

When to House Train a Puppy Experts recommend that you begin house training your puppy when he or she is between 12 weeks and 16 weeks old, although many start earlier. At that point, the puppy has enough

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puppy pad training

Puppy Pad Training 101: Teaching Your Pup to Use Potty Pads

Puppy pad training a young dog is always challenging. They have horrible bladder control and no matter what, it seems like they’re always making a mess. Training a puppy to use potty pads can be a great

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benefits of hand feeding

Why I Don’t Own a Dog Food Bowl + The Power of Hand Feeding

“Throw out your dog’s food bowl.” It’s one of the first things I tell my clients at Journey Dog Training to do. It’s a first step for dogs with over-excitement, fear, reactivity, or separation-related

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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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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 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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