Why Your Dog is Biting and How to Fix it

Biting is far more common than we would like.  In fact, millions of people are bitten every year and many of these bites require medical attention.  So why is your dog biting?   Many owners don’t have and understanding of why their dog is biting, and the answers aren’t always simple.  In this article, we will help you narrow down what may be causing your dog to bite and some possible solutions. What Causes Dogs to Bite? One of the main causes of biting is possession.  Your dog may be protecting his property such as his toys, bed, food or even…

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Invisible Fence For Your Dog: Pros and Cons

Many owners and trainers have very strong opinions, one way or another, about invisible fences and both arguments, are valid.  Our attempt isn’t to persuade or dissuade you from getting one, but rather give you the information you need to make your own decision.  We will give you the pros and cons of invisible fences so that you can weigh it for yourself.   What Is Invisible Fencing? An invisible fence for your dog is an underground wire that you install around the perimeter of your yard or garden. The wire emits a signal that triggers your dog’s collar. As…

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10 Puppy Training Tips for New Dog Owners

Having a well-trained puppy is not only something to be proud of, but it also makes your life as a dog owner much easier.  Believe it or not, you can teach your new puppy tricks as young as 6 to 8 weeks old.  Dogs are extremely intelligent, and you can take full advantage it if you start off on the right foot.  Eventually, you’ll have an obedient dog that will do pretty much anything you command him to (although he may not fetch you a beer).  You’re going to need the right tools to start off, and this article will…

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Dogs 101: What Exactly is Obedience Training for Puppies?

In order to have a long, healthy, and stress-free relationship with your dog, obedience training is a must. Training can start as soon as you get your new puppy home, although the consensus used to be that it was best to wait 6 months. Although many training facilities and puppy schools won’t accept puppies unless they are at least 6 months old, there’s no reason you can’t start the process right away. Training usually kicks off with 5 or 6 pretty basic commands such as “sit”, “heel”, “come”, “stay”, “stand” and “down”. The first and the easiest to achieve is…

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DIY Bitter Apple Spray to Stop Your Dog from Chewing

Canine teeth were made for chewing. During the first 18 months of puppyhood, it sometimes seems that they can’t get enough. Inevitably things get chewed that shouldn’t, like woodwork, furniture, and shoes. There are sprays on the market that are supposed to stop the chewing but they can be expensive, contain ingredients that are harmful to humans and pets, and can even be harsh on your furniture. Here we will show you how to make an effective bitter apple spray to help you curtail the chewing. The main ingredient in bitter apple spray is actually apple cider vinegar, which is…

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Top Ways To Hike With Your Dog Off Leash

Hiking without a leash, when it’s allowed, is one of the most liberating and freeing ways to take your dog out on the trail, but there are a lot of things to consider. Make sure your dog, and you, are prepared with our tips. Most important, don’t let your dog loose if it’s his first trail outing. At the very least, make sure you have at least learned some basic obedience skills. Your dog needs to come every time you call him or you could both get into some serious trouble. Coming occasionally when called isn’t good enough as there…

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How to Master Leash Training with Your New Puppy

As an owner of a new puppy, this is one of the first things you should tackle. Once you master leash training, everything else will be much easier. Once leash trained, you will have better control over your dog while working on other complex skills and techniques. The best thing about leash training is that it is probably the easiest thing to teach your puppy, so let’s get started. You can start leash training as soon as soon as you bring your new puppy home, in fact, the sooner the better. When you first put a collar or harness on…

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Fun Puzzles That Your Dog Will Enjoy

Many dogs were bred for some kind of work, so it's no wonder our house pets sometimes get bored easily. Even though our own pets may not be working animals, they still possess active brains that require stimulation. Many dogs can learn over 300 commands during training, which proves they’re smart, attentive and clever (but we already knew that!). How can we help them get more of that stimulation that they so crave? Dog Smart Puzzle If your dog has a good nose, is curious and loves treats (wait that’s all dogs, right?), then this a good one. It’s like…

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