Many of our best friends love to collect or hoard as many toys, bones, treats and morsels of food as they can. It’s because they’re instinctively nervous.
Pulling on the leash can be a problem for many people as they take their dogs out for a walk. It’s also a problem for the dog which must be corrected.
While leash biting may seem playful, It’s extremely important to know that your dog’s behavior stems primarily from fear, overexcitement or anxiety.
Expecting our dogs to act as humans, is fairly widespread among pet owners and it is truly unfair for our dogs. It’s called Anthropomorphism.
Dogs certainly do have plenty of personality and, like humans, they experience a great deal of emotions like love, grief, fear, sadness, loneliness, pain, excitement, and joy.
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.