Aggression toward people

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 […]

by DogTime
March 31st, 2011

When to muzzle your dog

Question:When is muzzling a dog appropriate and can you recommend a certain kind?Answer:By and large, muzzles are used to keep a dog from biting or causing injury. There are two types of muzzles: nylon (also referred to as the “groomer’s muzzle”) and basket.Nylon muzzles consist of a wide strip of nylon that surrounds the dog’s […]

by Nicole Wilde
March 31st, 2011

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! […]

by Nicole Wilde
March 31st, 2011

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 pack […]

by DogTime
June 8th, 2009

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 in a figurative […]

by Nicole Wilde
May 25th, 2009

Prevent dog collar sensitivity?

Question:How do I prevent my dog from getting sensitive about collar grabs?Answer:Twenty percent of dog bites occur when a family member grabs the dog by the scruff or collar. One doesn’t need to be a rocket scientist to figure out why. Obviously, the dog has learned that when people grab his collar, bad things often […]

by DogTime
May 25th, 2009

Dog collar sensitivity?

Question:My dog hates being grabbed by the collar. What can I do?Answer:It’s important to treat the problem. Twenty percent of dog bites occur when a family member grabs the dog by the scruff or collar. The dog’s learned that when he’s grabbed by the collar, bad things happen, and he reacts defensively.The last thing you […]

by Kelly Dunbar
May 25th, 2009
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