Category Archives: Dog Behavior & Training

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 bad – provided your dog is not a hairless … Continue reading

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Where Should Your Dog Sleep?

Where does your dog sleep each night? A dog bed, a dog crate, or in your bed? Choosing where your dog should sleep is ultimately your preference, but you’ll want to carefully consider the pros and cons of each option … Continue reading

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How To Read Your Dog’s Body Language

Being able to read your dog’s body language is an important skill. Your dog’s body language can indicate when he’s comfortable, uncomfortable, threatened, or even feeling aggressive. Dogs use their body language as a communication tool, so in learning to … 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. Difficult choices often need to be made from veterinary care, housing locations, training and determining what to do with your dog while at work or going … Continue reading

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What It Means If Your Dog Is Shaking

  Understanding the reasons why your dog shakes or trembles, and what you can do about it. Turning to look and find your four legged best friend shaking can be a heart wrenching experience for most dog owners. But even … Continue reading

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Why does my dog rub his face after eating? And Other Strange Behaviors

Have you ever found yourself asking the question: why does my dog do that? This is a question that all dog owners ask themselves from time to time. Take my friend’s dog Zach, for example. Zach will be treated to a can of top-notch … Continue reading

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Preparing Your Children for a New Dog

Bringing a new puppy home is by far the most exciting experience for anyone – especially for a child. Remember the joy and happiness that you felt when you brought your first dog home as a kid? It’s time to bring that … Continue reading

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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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