Dog Socialization

  • Separation Anxiety In Dogs

    Separation Anxiety In Dogs

    Does your pup go into panic mode whenever you leave the house? Lots of people traveling this time of year... what can you do? We'll tell you...

  • Dog socialization

    Dog socialization

    Socializing your pup is essential in raising a people-friendly and dog-friendly dog. While puppyhood is the best time to start, there may be hope for your adult dog too.

  • How to raise a people-friendly pup

    How to raise a people-friendly pup

    Guide to a nice dog

  • Stages of puppy development

    Stages of puppy development

    Just as the saying “a chip off the old block” often holds true for humans, it can apply to dogs as well. Puppies that are well-socialized are more likely to come from dogs that are well-socialized. A basic part of a pup’s socialization is based on their mother’s attitude–relaxed or skittish–toward people. The way you […]

  • Raising a puppy: Training your puppy to accept handling

    Raising a puppy: Training your puppy to accept handling

    Master trainer Ian Dunbar on raising a touch-safe dog

  • Preventing aggression around food bowls, treats, and toys

    Preventing aggression around food bowls, treats, and toys

    How to prevent object guarding in your dog

  • Socializing your puppy

    Socializing your puppy

    Puppies start to learn as soon as they are born. They are especially receptive to retain what they learn during their first 13 to 16 weeks of life. It is especially important that puppies have experiences with other dogs, as well as with children and adults, from birth to 16 weeks, the optimal time for […]

  • Dominance: Dog training’s dirty word

    Dominance: Dog training’s dirty word

    Why dominance training is so controversial

  • Dogs for large family?

    Dogs for large family?

    Question: We have a big family with people coming in and out of our home all the time. Are some dogs more social than others? Answer: Just as some people are naturally more sociable than others, some dogs are little social butterflies, while others would just as soon be left alone, thank you very much! […]

  • Introducing dog to baby?

    Introducing dog to baby?

    Question: My husband and I are expecting our first child and I'm really concerned that my dog Tasha is going to be upset or feel left out. I want to make sure this transition okay for her — can you give me some advice? Answer: Congratulations! What an exciting time. There are a number of […]

  • Raising a puppy: Obedience training classes

    Raising a puppy: Obedience training classes

    Master trainer Ian Dunbar on the importance of puppy kindergarten

  • Raising a puppy: Training your puppy to be people-friendly

    Raising a puppy: Training your puppy to be people-friendly

    Master trainer Ian Dunbar explains puppy socialization

  • What sex should my second dog be for them both to get along?

    What sex should my second dog be for them both to get along?

    Do males tend to get along better with other males, or would a female puppy be a better choice?

  • Understanding canine aggression

    Understanding canine aggression

    How to nip growling in the bud

  • Bringing home a second dog

    Bringing home a second dog

    One of the thorniest issues a pet owner may face is introducing another dog or puppy into the family. A dog who has had the house and family to himself may not welcome another dog in his “den,” and may resent having to share his family’s attention. The initial meeting is important, so you’ll need […]

  • Dog meets baby

    Dog meets baby

    The birth of a baby is a wonderful event for your human family. To make it an equally joyous occasion for your dog, you need to give him some special attention to help him cope. Since they are pack animals and follow a strict hierarchy in their lives, having a strange new member of the […]

  • Raising a people-friendly pup

    Raising a people-friendly pup

    Guide to socializing and handling your dog

  • Puppy parties: The fun way to raise a people-friendly dog

    Puppy parties: The fun way to raise a people-friendly dog

    Teaching puppies to be safe & friendly around humans

  • Dog is suddenly aggressive

    Dog is suddenly aggressive

    Question: Why is my dog suddenly aggressive toward other dogs? Answer: Without meeting your dog, it’s impossible to know for sure. That said, here are some of the most common reasons dogs begin to show aggression toward other dogs: 1. The dog is coming into adolescence. Adolescent dogs are little fur-covered containers of raging hormones. […]

  • Share bed with dog?

    Share bed with dog?

    Question: Is it okay to let my dog sleep in bed with me? Answer: Experts have long disagreed about this question. Some think it’s acceptable since dogs are part of the family. Others protest that being literally on the same level as the owner gives a dog the idea that he’s on the same level […]

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