Archive for the 'Behavior' Category

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Is The Thundershirt A Good Fit For Your Scaredy Pup?

June 18th, 2010

Thunderstorms cause quite a ruckus in our house. While Lucian (the Dogue De Bordeaux) ignores the rumbles, Reef (the Pit Bull) has never been fond of storms. I’ve noticed as she’s matured that her agitation has only increased and she tends to bark at even the slightest roll. The barks tend to be of the […]

Classic Dog Article: Training “Watch Me”

April 5th, 2010

“Watch Me” may seem like a simple command, but it is often overlooked by many owners. This instruction tells your dog it is time to focus on you! When working with young puppies, you’ll often notice owners doing everything in their power to get their attention – using some high value treats and a few […]

Understanding The Basic Theory Of Positive Reinforcement

March 9th, 2010

Have you ever observed a rambunctious child in public whose parent keeps yelling “no, no, no” like a broken record? If you’ve watched he situation, you’ve probably noticed that the child usually continues the undesirable behavior until it is picked up or otherwise removed from the situation. The droning or screaming “No’s” don’t seem to […]

Ask the Dog Guide: Dogs Growl at Unruly Toddler

March 5th, 2010

Question: I have a seven year old black lab and a three and a half year old Australian Terrier who are great with my grandsons, one being two and a half years old. However, both will give warning growls to the toddler who is extraordinarily bent on doing his own thing. He has been told […]

10 Ways To Help A Stir Crazy Dog!

March 2nd, 2010

Having a bored dog is a recipe for unrest. If your dog isn’t receiving enough mental and physical stimulation, you’ll soon discover that the peace and comfort of your home is about to be shaken. Maybe your pup will decide to express his pent up energy by chewing that new pair of boots, or gnawing […]

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