Feeding your dog at the table, even on occasion, is positively rewarding negative behavior. Don’t do it.
A crate can be a safe, comfortable place for your dog to retreat but it should never be used as a punishment.
Massage therapy is not just for people. It’s a great way to keep your companion animals healthy and well-balanced as well.
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.
Can’t be home to reinforce your dog training? The Pavlov Dog Monitor lets you continue that training even when you’re not home – well, in theory.
Before playing a game of tug-of-war with your dog, there a few things you should know.
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.
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.
Positive reinforcement, which is rewarding good behavior with either a treat, praise or affection or a combination of each is the most effective approach for training dogs.
Dogs, like all creatures, need a purpose. We can actually fulfill that need by simply providing tasks for your dog on a daily basis.
Canine Agility competitions have become increasingly popular. But even without the competition, a small agility course in the backyard can greatly help a dog of any size or breed to expend excess energy.
It’s never too late to start to train your dog. Even a senior dog can learn something new; just make sure never to stress an older dog.
Having two or more dogs in your home doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, it can sometimes make life easier since the dogs can actually keep each other company.
Small Dog Syndrome is a situation which occurs when a small dog exhibits negative behavioral tendencies including aggressive and/or territorial behavior.
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.