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Using body language to train your dog

Teaching your dog to respond as you wish takes love and patience. It also takes a certain amount of knowledge, awareness, and proper use...
Harnessing emotions during dog training

Harnessing emotions to train your dog

Instead of focusing on the practical side of training, try concentrating on the emotions you bring to your dog when interacting and working with...
Are your walks with your dog the best they can be?

Dos & don’ts to maximize your dog’s walks

Getting a dog is one sure way to get some exercise – or it should be! Regardless of the type of dog you have,...
how to be a strong leader for your dog

How to be a positive leader for your dog

Leadership is defined as the ability to guide, direct or influence. Nowhere in the definition does it mention domination, intimidation or control. Yet many...
understanding your dog's barking

Understanding your dog’s barking

Barking dogs in themselves are not the problem. The problem is when, where, and how long the dog barks. Dogs bark because Mother Nature tells...
animal communication

Can animal communication help your pet?

Take a look at how animal communication can help dogs and cats overcome behavioural issues. Shayne is a five-year-old female American Eskimo who has been...
solutions for digging dogs

My dog won’t stop digging!

Q. My retriever has been digging excessively, and my lawn is starting to look like I have gophers. It’s hard for me to be...
training a deaf dog

How to train a deaf dog

At first, Carla thought her 12-year-old Samoyed, Ben, was ignoring her when he started failing to respond to her commands. “Whenever I called him...
tips for successful dog training

Top 10 tips for successful dog training

Successful training depends on your skills as well as your dog’s health, history, daily routine, diet, age, sleep and exercise patterns, and breed predispositions....
disc dog

Disc Dog

The bright red disc whizzes across the field. In hot pursuit, the black and white border collie finally makes his move, leaping up and...
positive training for dogs

Why positive training works for your dog

What’s the best way to train a dog? Is it okay to resort to punishment, or should you use only positive, reward-based techniques? These differing...
dog park

Dog park etiquette

There are unwritten rules that apply in all dog parks. For the sake of all users, it’s your responsibility to find out the rules at your...
Could your pup be a therapy dog?

Could your pup be a therapy dog?

Could your pup be a therapy dog? These steps will help you figure out whether or not she has what it takes. 1. Consider your...
body language

Understanding “dog talk: how animals communicate through body language

Dr. Dolittle was famous for befriending animals and learning to speak and understand their language. His animals were happy because they never experienced any ...
homemade training treats recipe

Homemade dog training treats

Using treats to reward your dog during training sessions is a great way to positively reinforce good behaviour – and make sessions more enjoyable! We...
teach your dog boundaries

Teaching boundaries to your dog

Want to ensure your dog stays put when freedom beckons? Here's how to teach him some boundaries. What would your dog do if the front...
10 ways to build a bond with your puppy

10 ways to build a bond with your puppy

Establishing a healthy bond from the start will ensure a meaningful friendship that lasts a lifetime. Forging a healthy bond with a new puppy is...
train your puppy

6 things every puppy should know

Congratulations – you've welcomed a new puppy into your home! Now it's time to train him... Are you ready to shape your puppy into a...