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Dog Behavior

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Playtime With Your Dog

Your dog’s body language conveys so much information. It’s up to us to learn to read the signals. One of those messages is simply a call to playtime.


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The Natural Need For Dogs To Earn

Since all canines have a strong heritage of structure and pack order, they naturally possess an ingrained predisposition to “earn” or work.


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Canine Sleep Aggression

Canine sleep aggression is not that uncommon. We’ve all heard the expression, “Let sleeping dogs lie”. There’s an element of truth to that.



Playing Tug-Of-War With Your Dog

Before playing a game of tug-of-war with your dog, there a few things you should know.


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Consistency In Training The Family Pet

Your dog is eager to learn and to please you, so help your dog to succeed by staying consistent and having everyone in the household cooperate as well.


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Overexcitability In Canines

Being social creatures like humans, dogs love interacting with both people and other animals. But overexcitement is another thing altogether and should be avoided, especially when playing with unfamiliar dogs.


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Allowing Dogs To Meet

When we’re out with our dogs and meet someone who also has a dog on a leash, we quite often forget that although WE may understand the encounter, our dogs do not. Too often, we bring the dogs together way too soon.


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Small Dog Syndrome

Small Dog Syndrome is a situation which occurs when a small dog exhibits negative behavioral tendencies including aggressive and/or territorial behavior.


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Preparing Your Dog For Vet Visits

Let’s face it, it’s not always easy to take your dog for a visit to the veterinarian’s office. Here are some suggestions that might help.


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Leash Pulling On Walks

Pulling on the leash can be a problem for many people as they take their dogs out for a daily walk and it’s also a problem for your dog and must be corrected for their safety.


Canine Hyperactivity

Very rarely does it occur that hyperactivity cannot be controlled without the use of medication, which should only be diagnosed by your vet or a qualified behaviorist.


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Perception Of Canine Body Language

Dogs give definitive signals whenever they are stressed, tense, anxious, fearful, panicked, defensive or feel threatened. Best to know the signs.


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As a canine behaviorist, I’ve seen that the most disconcerting form of communication – for most people and other dogs – is growling.