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Mealtime Training

Mealtime Training

If you’ve ever worked with a trainer, they will have suggested at one point or another that using mealtimes to train is the gold standard. Not only does this help decrease canine obesity by limiting the need for additional treats, it speeds up the learning process by...

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All About Separation Anxiety

All About Separation Anxiety

Separation Anxiety is one of the most complex and daunting behavioral problems a dog owner can face. Many pet parents feel overwhelmed by the thought of their fur babies suffering from anxiety, and with so much information out there it’s hard to know where to start....

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Counter Surfing

Counter Surfing

Have you ever walked into your kitchen and thought “Hmm… I could have sworn I left a WHOLE CHICKEN right here on the counter?” Then you turned to see Sparky smugly licking his lips, proud of another successful counter conquest. Maybe you’ve even caught them in the act...

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Calm Greetings: Calm Dogs

Calm Greetings: Calm Dogs

Why are Calm Greetings Important? It’s important to remember that in dog language EXCITEMENT is not the same as HAPPY. Of course, your dog is happy to see you! But if they are overly “excited” then they are also experiencing stress or anxiety. If this over...

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Keep Away

Keep Away

If you’ve ever chased your dog through the gauntlet of your house while their slobber infiltrates your favorite pair of socks and they shamelessly taunt you with their superior agility, this article is for you. You are caught in the endless cycle of your dog’s...

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Intro To Handling

Intro To Handling

Teaching your pup how to tolerate handling will set them up for a stress-free life navigating through the human world. Your pup may think you are the center of the universe, but it doesn’t mean they will never have to interact with the other planets in the solar...

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Intro to Puppy Body Language

Intro to Puppy Body Language

Please note, this is an extremely short list of the most commonly used signals or the ones most often missed by parents!For a more thorough list of signals, please stay tuned for our article on Canine Stress Signals.1. YAWNING /SHAKING OFF: If they didn’t JUST wake up...

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Housebreaking: 10 Steps to Success

Housebreaking: 10 Steps to Success

Are you wondering how to potty train your puppy? Of course you are! This is top priority for all dog owners. Follow these 10 commandments for the best tips for housebreaking a puppy.1. EXPECTATIONS & TIME Dogs take anywhere from 6-8 weeks to housebreak in the best...

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How to Bond with a Scared Dog

How to Bond with a Scared Dog

If you are here, you have probably already recognized you have a dog that is insecure, fearful, scared, nervous, worried, etc. Stay tuned for our next article about How to Recognize Fear in Dogs. Part of bonding with your fearful dog is taking things at their pace....

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Tail Docking and Ear Cropping (Opinion Piece)

Tail Docking and Ear Cropping
(Opinion Piece)

Tail Docking and Ear Cropping: I had the most interesting conversation the other day with Tammy Ahn from Dog Days San Diego and Ruby Balaram from Real Dog Box.  We talked about Tail docking and Ear Cropping.  This article isn't going to be a How To or even to truly...

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