• HOW TO GET YOUR DOG USED TO WEARING A COLLAR AND LEASH & WHICH LEASHES ARE BEST

    HOW TO GET YOUR DOG USED TO WEARING A COLLAR AND LEASH When you first get a new puppy, you can not expect the dog to be used to walking on a leash or even having a collar on. It should be done in a step by step process. If you force the dog to try and walk then they will fear the collar and that can cause problems for the future. First thing you need to do is put the collar on the dog. Even if they are scratching at their neck, it is totally normal because they are not used to having something …

  • A Dog's Memory is Amazing!!!

    Dog Training And Memory!!! Many people don’t know that anything that happens to a dog in between the ages of 4 through 9 weeks of their lives is ingrained into their minds. Anything their mother does to them, they will remember. If they are unfortunately abused at an early age, they remember all the details. For example, if a tall man that always wears a hat abuses a dog, then every time the dog sees a tall man with a hat, they become very submissive and think they will get hurt. If there is …

  • WHAT TOYS & BONES ARE SAFE FOR DOGS?

    All The Toys That Are Great For Your Dog When you get a new dog or puppy, there are so many toys to choose from. Toys and bones are important to keep your dog occupied when you are not home or can not pay attention to them. Think of certain toys as a pacifier for them. Stuffed animals are not good to give to plenty of dogs because if they tear the stuffing out of the toys and swallow it, it can get wrapped up in their intestines then they can get bored with that and tear up pillows. The pillo…

  • SEPARATION ANXIETY IN DOGS

    When you get a new puppy or dog, it is understandable that you want to spend as much time with the dog as possible but that can cause more harm than good. When families take time off of work or have the ability to be with the dog at all times in the beginning, then their schedule changes and they have to leave the dog home, it can cause plenty of anxiety for the dog. Dogs are creatures of habit. Before you start getting ready to leave the house, put the dog in the crate, so they can not see y…

  • How to Get Your Dogs Used to the Noises They Are Afraid Of

    HOW TO GET YOUR DOGS USED TO THE NOISES THEY ARE AFRAID OF There are so many sounds that we are used to hearing but dogs are petrified of. Some common noises are fireworks, sirens, infants crying, children playing and screaming, tools, grooming tools, and thunderstorms. It is hard for us to figure out exactly what made the dog become so afraid of certain noises but anything that happens to a dog in between 4 - 9 weeks of their lives are engrained into their heads and they remember everything. …

  • WHAT ARE HEALTHY DOG SNACKS?

    Here are some safe and natural dog treats for your dogs, but always keep in mind that EVERY dog may be different.

  • HOW TO INTERPRET YOUR DOG'S BODY LANGUAGE, FACIAL EXPRESSIONS AND VOCALIZATIONS

    HOW TO INTERPRET YOUR DOG'S BODY LANGUAGE, FACIAL EXPRESSIONS AND VOCALIZATIONS There are many different ways to tell how your dog is feeling and what they are communicating to you or another animal. Learning how to differentiate between each stance, expression, and sound will help you understand your dog so much better. Dogs can't talk, so they communicate through body language, facial expressions, and vocalizations. Here are some examples of dispositions and examples of how the dog might react…

  • How Dogs Learn

    How Dogs Learn: Dogs are creatures of habit. They learn through repetition and consistency, (doing it the same way every time). Dogs are social animals and they see you as their pack or family. They do not want to be excluded from everything that is going on with the family. A properly trained dog can be communicated with just as a human family member. It takes practice and repetition. When training your dog always remember that dogs don’t learn sentences. They learn one word commands by t…

  • Housebreaking a Puppy or Dog

    If you are planning on getting a puppy, you should learn how to housebreak him or her before you bring them home. You will save yourself so much added stress in your life. There are some important points to successful training and a strategic approach must be taken if you want to have a successful housebreaking experience. You, as the owner, will eliminate many messes from the dog urinating or defecating all over the house by confining your dog to either a crate, playpen or a smaller room for c…