Category Archives: Control

Safe Summer Fun For Your Dog

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Dogs are part of our families, right? It is so enjoyable to be able to include them in summer activities now that we are looking at a few months of superb weather. There are so many places that you can take your well behaved dog.

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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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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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Is Your Dog Barking For Your Attention?

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In my experience, I have found this behavior to present itself most often in retriever types who love to play fetch. They circle, back up, and bark in anticipation of you throwing their ball.The doodle dogs (Labradoodles, Goldendoodles) can add an extra dimension. 

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Dog Holding Up Under Bed Growling

Someone asked my opinion yesterday about their dog who takes cover under the bed and dares the owner to bother him. He also has a tendency to guard his chew bones and act uneasy when the  kids want to give him a squeeze, occasionally offering a warning snap.

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Working with a Service/Therapy Dog

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Involved dog owners these days are frequently working with their dogs to serve others.  Many people have a service dog of their own for various disabilities and others may be in training with their pets to be helpful in the areas of therapy at hospitals or care centers.  

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Dogs That Look Out Window & Bark

We got a question from Cesca on Twitter concerning her 3 yr old Yorkie that barks at everything that moves outside of the window. I suggest that owners do not allow their dogs to become hyper-vigilant about watching and barking out the front window as if they were some sort of sentry dog.

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