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Ultrasonic Dog Training Devices

Are Ultrasonic Dog Training Devices Really Safe and Humane?

These popular training devices may spell trouble for dogs. The way we live is often mirrored by how our companion animals live. One example of this the increasing electronification of our dogs and cats. Some of these electronic pet products are arguably quite useful, such as GPS chips in collars and nanny-cams, which can reassure...

Dog Training Tips And Tricks You Need To Use

The More Dog Training Tips And Tricks The Better If you are thinking you wish to get started training your dog correctly, but may not be sure how, well then, you're in the right location. One thing about proper training is the more dog training tips and tricks you have, the more you might...
dog body language

Dog Body Language Is Misunderstood By So Many People

Dog Body Language Is Taught By The Dog Safe Workplace – A Unique Business What The Dog Safe Workplace Does The Dog Safe Workplace works with companies to reduce the risk of dog bites when their workers have to enter onto properties where dogs may be present.
house training an older dog

House Training An Older Dog – 3 Essential Tips

House Training An Older Dog You've Adopted House training an older dog is a more delicate process than with younger dogs. If you are looking to adopt an older dog that was not previously exposed to any house training at a young age, it is going to bring along its bad habits such as...
dog behavior

Nailing The Walk Is Challenging And Rewarding

One of the most important yet challenging aspects of the human-canine dynamic is, in fact, the walk. This one seemingly simple activity provides one of the most honest and authentic pieces of information we can garner regarding human and dog interactions. What goes down outside closed doors serves as a reflection for what goes on inside...
why do dogs eat poop

Why Do Dogs Eat Poop? The Answer May Surprise You

Why do dogs eat poop? Often dog owners just cannot understand why their dog eats poop. So poop eating in dogs is definitely a behavior problem. According to experts there are a few reasons for poop eating in dogs. It occurs mostly in puppies. It might be a behavioral problem or even an underlying...
Small dog training

Punishment-Based Dog Training a Risk Factor for Euthanasia?

A new study examines reasons why dogs are relinquished or killed. Because one of my main areas of research interest is animal euthanasia, I am always on the lookout for articles in the scholarly literature with “euthanasia” in the title. The article that caught my eye this morning was from the most recent issue...
training dogs with shock collars

Best Friends and Shock Collars, a Challenging Slippery Slope

Best Friends responds about their position on the use of shock collars. I recently learned about an on-going discussion and controversy about the world-renowned Best Friends Animal Society's (BFAS) views on the use of shock collars. In this brief essay, I'm quoting directly from some correspondence that has come my way to be sure I get...
Tony Knight

Pack Theory Is The Foundation Of Effective Dog Training

Pack Theory Antis Beliefs Are Outdated I was once thrown off an on-line chat room for a dog behaviour group for posting the comment, “A good leader inspires trust, not fear”. I received a message from the President of the group, telling me categorically that there was no such thing as pack hierarchy. When I pointed out the irony, considering...
how do you stop your dog digging

How Do You Stop Your Dog Digging?

Dogs Love To Dig How do you stop your dog digging when after all dogs have a natural inclination to dig holes? It is instinctive behavior for dogs to dig holes. And it can be extremely destructive and inappropriate for dogs that spend a great deal of time in yards. A digging dog can...
dog agility training

How To Train A Dog For Agility Basics

How To Train A Dog For Agility - Introduction Want to learn how to train a dog for agility? Prior to being operational for work all dogs must be agile in their own right. The agility phase of training in these fundamental obedience exercises is to ensure the maximum use of his natural agility....
socializing a dog

Socializing A Dog Isn’t As Easy As You Think

Socializing A Dog - The Facts About Dog Interaction Don't Expect Your Dog To Like Every Dog It Meets Socializing a dog is full of misconceptions. One of the things we hear most about dogs is that they should be well socialized. For most people, this means getting them to interact with other dogs as often as possible. I actually heard...