Whenever we think about taking our pooches to the dog park, we have to keep in mind it’s not just an open space where our dogs can run amok. Here’s 7 things you shouldn’t do at a dog park.
Aggression can be challenging for dog lovers to understand, and there are many reasons a dog might engage in aggressive behaviors. Here are a few things these behaviors might mean.
Why is your dog suddenly aggressive toward other dogs? 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.
Puppies that are well-socialized are more likely to come from dogs that are well-socialized.
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…
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.
Guide to a nice dog
Master trainer Ian Dunbar on raising a touch-safe dog
How to prevent object guarding in your dog
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 […]
Why dominance training is so controversial
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! […]
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 things to consider […]
Master trainer Ian Dunbar on the importance of puppy kindergarten
Master trainer Ian Dunbar explains puppy socialization
Do males tend to get along better with other males, or would a female puppy be a better choice?
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 […]
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 […]
Guide to socializing and handling your dog
Teaching puppies to be safe & friendly around humans
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 […]