All children must be taught how to respectfully deal with other living beings, be it humans or animals. And it is the responsibility of the parents.
You love your pooch, but are you sometimes frustrated and looking for dog obedience advice? Even the most well-behaved dog will often have bad habits or behaviors that need to be addressed.
You’ve probably wondered what would inspire a dog to eat poop. This habit is gross, that’s for sure, and it can be unhealthy for your dog.
Every dog owner should expect their puppy to engage in a certain amount of chewing. It’s a natural habit that you shouldn’t try to eliminate completely. The goal is to direct the chewing so the dog sticks to its bone or chew toy and doesn’t chew the furniture or shoes. Chew Control Starts Young If […]
Puppies are cute, lovable and oh, so precious. Some of them nip and bite but since they are small and cuddly we excuse the behavior as “puppies being puppies.” The problem is that this behavior will become a stubborn part of your dog’s character if you don’t stop it in the early stages. Puppies bite […]
If your dog is doing a lot of scratching then something isn’t right. You know that. You are probably eager to discover the reason for the excessive scratching and to put an end to it for your dog’s wellbeing. Too much scratching may cause breaks in the skin that produce hot spots, infection, or an […]
If your dog chases cars, bikes, joggers, other people’s ball, the cat, the bird, etc., then you know what a nuisance this can be. It also puts your dog and others at risk. Chasing things out into the street or chasing other animals can put your dog in harm’s way. This behavior also eliminates the […]
If your dog tends to bark more than you’d like it to, or at times when it becomes a nuisance, understand that dog barking can be controlled but not completely eliminated. Unless you own a Basenji, the only breed that does not bark, you’re going to have to expect that dogs will bark from time […]
Schutzhund began more than 100 years ago in Germany as a way to train and test German Shepherds for their suitability as police dogs.
Poodles have a reputation for biting that is well deserved. But much of the blame lies with owners who don’t adequately train their poodles to behave. The aggressive behavior is allowed to develop when the poodle is a puppy and it never learns that biting is unacceptable. If you own a poodle, don’t let the […]