Category Archives: Dog Behavior & Training

What is the Best Age to Start Training My Dog?

Pet owners often wonder when they should begin training their new dog or puppy. Are they too young to understand, or are they too old to learn something new? The answer might surprise you. Basic Commands You can start basic obedience training with … Continue reading

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Digging Dogs: Why Dogs Bury Their Toys

Some people actually have normal dogs. Then, there are the rest of us who have strange and unexplainable pets masquerading as dogs. More often than not, their antics can only be described as three fries short of happy meal. For example, the habit of digging to bury … Continue reading

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Why Does My Dog Try To Run Out the Door?

When I sat down to write this article, I couldn’t help but think of my friend Faith and her dog Zach – a Chocolate Lab/Terrier mix she had rescued from the local Humane Society. Zach had been abandoned and suspected to … Continue reading

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How Much Do We Affect Our Dog’s Personality?

Have you ever looked at a photo of you and your dog together, then get a freaky thought that you kind of look alike? You’re not alone! It’s not all that that bad – provided your dog is not a hairless Chinese Crested. … Continue reading

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Why Does My Dog Do That?

Sometimes watching your dog is like remembering what your sibling was like when your parents weren’t around. They did the weirdest things for no apparent reason. Watching them, you found yourself acting like the family dog – doing that mysterious … Continue reading

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Curbing Chewing Habits: Why Dogs Chew Up The House

The endless tales we could all tell about the shoes half eaten, the couch that seemingly exploded in the dog’s mouth and the socks the dryer never had a chance to eat. Is there anything in the house the dog … Continue reading

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Does my dog have seasonal allergies?

It’s that time of the year again when allergy medication frequently accompanies the morning coffee for many people. But have you ever considered your dog can suffer from seasonal allergies as well? They most certainly can! Interestingly enough though, canine … Continue reading

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How to Stop Your Dog From Being Scared of the Vacuum

Cleaning day is here and you have diligently pumped yourself up for the task. Sweet Bella is lounged with her squeaky toy – seemingly unaffected by your chores. But as you reach for the vacuum, Bella’s eyes zoom in and the … Continue reading

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Which Animals Get Along With Dogs?

Some of us animal lovers just can’t settle for having only a dog as a pet. After all, our one dog might find themselves lonely or bored, right? Or at least that’s what we tell ourselves or our spouses. But … Continue reading

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Do Dogs Get Bored in Their Crate or Kennel?

Dog ownership can be challenging not just for us, but also for our dogs. Crating or kenneling your pooch sends every dog owner’s mind reeling into worry overdrive with thoughts like, “Do dogs get bored in their crate or kennel?” The … Continue reading

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