Category Archives: Dog Behavior

Redirecting | Turning Your Dog’s Undesirable Behaviors Into Preferred Actions

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Let’s Be Fair To Our Dogs As loving dog owners we don’t want to focus excessively on our dogs’ unwanted behaviors, nor do we wish to be constantly telling our dogs “No!”.

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Happy New Year To Our Dogs | New Year’s Resolutions Of A Dog Owner

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As your owner, I promise to learn about you… As I begin this blog on January 1st, my mind keeps taking me to the concept of new beginnings. A fresh start can, however, begin any day of the year at any hour that you choose.

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Therapy Dog Comforts Students Following Reynolds High School Shooting | Everyone Needed “Hope”

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A few years ago I got a call from a lovely woman named Sharee. She had recently purchased a Doodle puppy who she had named “Hope,” a name which was turning out to be a bad fit!

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The Cause of Your Dog’s “Bad Behaviors”?

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We humans tend to think of our dogs in such simplistic terms. We get a dog for companionship with a lot of high expectations and are often disappointed in what we believe to be our pet’s “inappropriate habits” as we recite our well rehearsed litany of complaints.

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Abolishing The Alpha Dog Myth

It’s so wonderful that we no longer believe that we need to take charge and make our dogs submit in order to feel like a successful dog owner! The old “show them who’s boss” attitude is truly off the mark.

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Your Dog’s Unwanted Behaviors May Be A Cry For Help

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When a dog owner’s frustration begins to mount with the behavior issues their pet is presenting, the first thought may be that the dog is ruining their life, being bad, and possibly should be turned over to the shelter so that they can rid themselves of the pressing inconvenience.

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“They Were So Cute, We Had To Bring Home Two Dogs!” …Raising Littermates

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Every year I become good friends and personal coach to families who have taken on the huge responsibility of adopting two dogs at the same time.

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Being Aware of Your Dog’s Expression

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It is extremely important to become familiar with your dog’s expressions so that you may be more in tune to what a dog it trying to tell you, and even more important when there are children. They must be taught how to approach a strange dog and how to interact appropriately with the family dog.

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Small Dogs & Marking In The House

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We recently received a question from a gentleman who owns three adult Chihuahua’s, two males and one female. He complained that the males mark on every vertical object in the house including the walls.

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Puppy Nipping & Biting

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This past week we have heard from two owners of young puppies whose families are being terrorized by their newest addition. Their kids are climbing up the furniture to reach higher ground and escape the shark teeth of the tiny pup they believed would be soft and cuddly.

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