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How To Help Your Dog Through The Busy Holiday Season

How To Help Your Dog Through The Busy Holiday Season

As we approach the end of the year there are a number of holidays on the horizon.  During this time, life can be stressful not only for us, but for the dogs in our lives too. A dog that is stressed, or anxious, can exhibit all kinds of unwanted or problem...

Puppy Handling Exercises: How To Teach Acceptance Of Touch

Puppy Handling Exercises: How To Teach Acceptance Of Touch

Husbandry refers to the routine, sometimes daily tasks, that our dogs need to have done to ensure they are living healthy and happy lives. This not only includes activities that you may do at home, such as brushing, bathing, giving medications, trimming nails,...

Puppy Potty Training: Should You Punish Their Accidents?

Puppy Potty Training: Should You Punish Their Accidents?

You come home from running errands to find your puppy had an accident and left you with a big puddle of pee to clean up. OOPS! As a puppy guardian... how would you deal with this scenario? When it comes to puppy potty training should you punish your puppy? Should you...

Living Large!  Giant Dog Breeds That Make Great Companions

Living Large! Giant Dog Breeds That Make Great Companions

Small breed dogs are very popular, but maybe they're not your "jam". If you're someone that loves a dog that hogs the couch... and the bed... and is, more or less, the size of a small horse... then there are a few giant dog breeds with gentle temperaments, love...

At Home Grooming Essentials For Your New Puppy

At Home Grooming Essentials For Your New Puppy

All dogs need some degree of grooming and care done at home.... and in addition to that, some breeds may also need to visit the groomer every 4 to 6 weeks. Now that you have your new puppy you should know where you fit on that scale. Regardless of whether or not you...

What Are The ABC’s In Dog Training?

What Are The ABC’s In Dog Training?

I'll admit that it has been a while since I was in school learning the ABC's... I just won't share how long ago it was! Deciding to become a dog trainer meant I had to go back to school to learn a different kind of ABC's. However, also being a parent of a now, teen on...

How Dogs Learn: The Basics Of Learning Theory

How Dogs Learn: The Basics Of Learning Theory

Understanding how dogs learn helps us to interpret why certain behaviors occur. This is very helpful if you happen to be trying to train your own dog! For dogs, learning doesn't just happen when we are trying to train a dog to "sit"... it is happening all the time......

Five Tips For House Training Your New Puppy

Five Tips For House Training Your New Puppy

Having a new puppy is a fun and joyful time, but there may also be times you find a little overwhelming. House training can often be one of those areas that many new puppy parents find challenging. But you know what... it doesn't have to be. Following some simple...

How To Safely Trim Your Dog’s Nails

How To Safely Trim Your Dog’s Nails

Do you hear the click-click-click of your dog's nails when they walk across the floor? That’s a sure sign that you need to trim your dog's nails.  Trimming nails is often a struggle for many dog parents.  If you have a dog that already hates having their...

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