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Dog Licking – Common Reasons and Cures

Dog Licking Common Reasons and Cures

Dog Licking Common Reasons and CuresDog licking comes from a variety of different issues and in most cases is minor. If your dog is licking themselves (excessively), your dog’s repeated licking behavior is telling you that there is a problem that needs attention as soon as possible. No one wants to see a dog suffer in any way with any ailment and excessive dog licking, chewing, and grooming can lead to a variety of problems for your dog. Excessive dog licking can, in most cases, be treated successfully without taking your dog to a vet, however, it is always wise to consult a vet when you have questions and for quick remedies when you are unsure of the diagnosis and how to treat your dog’s illness. Continue reading Dog Licking – Common Reasons and Cures

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Dog Nipping – There is Reason to Worry

Dog Nipping Can Turn into Dog Biting

dog nippingDog nipping – If your dog has a problem with nipping or is mouthing you to the point where it is painful or drawing blood, there is a reason to worry. Dogs that are not properly trained not to nip may develop more serious issues such as biting. Biting behavior in dogs, when coupled with aggression, is serious, especially if your dog is around other dogs, family or even your children. Continue reading Dog Nipping – There is Reason to Worry

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Train Your Dog – for the Arrival of Your Baby

How to Successfully Train Your Dog for the Arrival of Your Baby!

your-new-arrivalThe impending arrival of your baby may make you anxious (for a variety of reasons), especially if it is your first. Naturally, you want to prepare as much as possible for your baby’s arrival and make sure that all of the details are taken care of, including the responsibility of integrating your baby with your dog. All of the details, at times, can be a little overwhelming. If you are unsure on how to train your dog to best accept and interact with your baby, the steps below on how to train your dog for your baby’s arrival (and be successful at it) may be of help. Start at least a few months before your baby is due and use repetition and rewards such as treats when training your dog. Continue reading Train Your Dog – for the Arrival of Your Baby

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Retraining Dogs

Retraining Dogs

retraining-dogsDogs are best trained by repetition. Even when dog training is done by a professional, it does not guarantee your dog will remain trained and not revert back to a behavior or set of behaviors you don’t partially care for. If you are not putting daily retraining or repetition into your dog’s schedule, don’t expect your dog to retain the commands and training he once learned. In order for your dog to be obedient, retraining a trained dog should be ongoing. Continue reading Retraining Dogs

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Dog Command – Sit Up Training

The Sit Up Dog Command

dog-commandA dog command that dog owners generally shy away from teaching their dogs, is the “sit up” or “up” dog command. (Just for clarification purposes, the sit-up command is when your dog “sits up” and balances on his haunches.) They usually do so because this particular dog command seems more involved and generally more difficult and time-consuming than other dog commands to teach their dogs when really it isn’t.  The key to teaching your dog how to do the sit-up command, is patience, a calm voice, and the ability not to panic. The biggest mistake dog owners make, and the reason dog owners are not successful in teaching this dog command is that as soon as their dog loses their balance, they panic and give up training. They are consumed with what if my dog gets hurt when in reality there is very little chance of that happening. Continue reading Dog Command – Sit Up Training

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Training Dogs – Without Spending Hundreds

Training Dogs – A Cost-Effective System

training-dogsTraining dogs really isn’t difficult when you get the right system. Leaving a dog untrained can lead to a number of behavioral problems such as bolting, excessive barking, dominance, tearing up your home, and one of the most difficult behavioral issues, biting. Uncontrollable behaviors in puppies and dogs  is both frustrating to the owner (and the dog, who senses your frustration). Dogs that are not trained are usually very unhappy, kept in crates, tied up, and worse, sent to shelters. They never get the chance to fully enjoy the kind of life they deserve as our faithful companions and live long, happy, and peaceful lives. Continue reading Training Dogs – Without Spending Hundreds

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Dog Discipline – Quick Tips to Help

Dog Discipline – Correcting Undesirable Behaviors

Dog-DisciplineDog discipline is a difficult subject for many dog owners. Dog owners are constantly searching for ways to discipline their dogs, when in reality, all their dogs need is to be motivated to learn. There are, believe it or not, many searches done online for how to spank dogs. Spanking or physically hitting dogs is never a good idea, counterproductive, and in many cases causes fear-based behaviors which can result in a dog that is unsocial and withdrawn. Dogs that are abused rarely recover from the emotional scars of their mistreatment and end up being dumped in shelters and a good deal of times euthanized. Continue reading Dog Discipline – Quick Tips to Help

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Bathing Your Dog – Tips and Resources

Bathing Your Dog – Tips and Resources to Make Bathtime Easier

bathing-your-dogBathing your dog is an essential activity for your dog even if it can be a hassle to do. Many dog owners forget about the benefits of bathing their dogs and feel grooming is not only easier but will take care of most skin and coat-related issues. The facts are that it is better to groom and trim your dog after a bath than before, because of the problems you can have trying to get a comb, brush, clippers, or your fingers through a dirty, and a sometimes matted coat. Continue reading Bathing Your Dog – Tips and Resources