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Category: Training

learn

Can dogs learn by just watching and listening?

At a small reception following a talk I gave on dog communication, one of the university hosts introduced me to a developmental...

crate train your dog

How to crate train your dog

A crate is the perfect place for your puppy or dog to sleep and spend quiet time. It can be his personal property and a favourite refuge...

jump

How to train your puppy not to jump on you

Puppies and puppy breath are two of my favourite things in life. A happy and healthy puppy is full of life, fun and energy. Puppies are...

training

Bringing up baby: training tips for your new pup

Advice on potty training, chewing, walking and more! That sweet face, those adorable kisses, that unmistakable puppy breath! A new puppy...

travel

Dos and don’ts of doggie travel etiquette

Do you travel during the holidays? Chances are, you’re planning to take your furry friend along with you. Whatever your destination,...

skijoring

Skijoring in a winter wonderland

Looking for a winter activity for you and your dog? How about Skijoring? If it sounds European, that’s because it is! Derived from the...

dog park

4 essential rules for the dog park

Summer is fast approaching, and we all know what that means! It’s dog park season and your dog couldn’t be happier. Whether your...

dog bite

5 Tips For Dog Bite Prevention Week

Each year, dogs bite more than 5 million people in the U.S. and Canada. This is an astounding statistic, but it is also one that can be...

dock diving

Making a splash with Dock Diving

Calling all water babies! If your dog enjoys the water, Dock Diving, aka Dock Jumping, might tick all the boxes for you and your best...

Treibball

Give Treibball a try!

Sometimes referred to as urban herding, Treibball (pronounced “try-ball”) combines herding and obedience, but instead of using live...

nose work

Sniffing out fun with Nose Work

No matter what size or shape, dogs everywhere love to catch a scent. Nose Work, a relatively new sport on the scene, provides a positive...

service dogs

Guide and Service Dogs are everyday heroes

Canines can be more than companions; every year, thousands of people are helped by service dogs who offer support for people with...

dog greeting

Greeting Your Dog Correctly

Scientific studies reveal how our dogs feel about the way we are greeting them. Sooner or later, it seems science gets around to answering...

off-leash

3 steps to off-leash training

Safety and reliable recall are the two most important factors when training your dog off-leash. Letting your dog off-leash is fun and...

fussy

How to turn around a fussy eater

Fussy dogs can drive us crazy. We might try 20 different foods, we beg and cajole…but sometimes nothing seems to work. While most dogs...

step by step training tips for your dog

Step by step training tips

Bringing a new puppy home to join your family is an exciting time. A time full of laughter and fun. A time full of expectations and plans....

tips for multi-dog walking

Multi-Dog walking

Multi-dog walking is a lot of fun, but can also be challenging. Here’s what you need to know before heading out with your pack. Why have...

small dog syndrome

Small dog syndrome

Little dogs make wonderful companions, so why do some people still think of them as yappy ankle biters?  “Small dog syndrome” is a...

finding a dog walker

How to find a dog walker

Most of us lead busy lives these days, which means we don’t always have time to walk our dogs as often as we should. Hiring a dog walker...

fit

Get your dog fit!

Exercise doesn’t just keep your dog healthy and fit and extend his lifespan. It also reduces anxiety, builds confidence, provides an...

Does your new partner's pet dislike you?

Does your new partner’s pet dislike you?

If your new partner’s dog or cat dislikes you, you’re not alone. Some animals are stressed and frightened by new people moving...

Make your animal smarter!

Adopting a puppy or kitten guarantees lots of love and laughter. It also guarantees some added responsibilities. New animal parents may not...

best city dogs

Keep your dog safe in the city

Urban environments can be fun for animals. There’s plenty to see, other animals to meet, and endless streets, parks and gardens to...

Do you understand your dog's body language?

Know your dog’s body language

When your dog barks as you enter the house, you recognize it as a joyful greeting. If he whines as you’re eating a sandwich, you know it...

training tips for dog parents

Top 8 training tips for dog parents

In my first book, The Dog Whisperer, I related the story of the psychiatrist wife and psychologist husband who called me for help because...

finding the right dog training class

Dog training class 101

  Enrolling in a dog training class? It’s important to find the right one for you and your dog! Enrolling in dog training...

Does your dog have storm phobia?

Does your dog have storm phobia?

A beautiful summer afternoon can take a terrifying turn for dogs with storm phobia. While some don’t turn a hair at thunder and...

are you encouraging antisocial behaviour in your dog?

Are you encouraging antisocial behavior in your dog?

Are you encouraging antisocial behaviour in your dog? Here’s how to change your ways. She’s not friendly!” calls a woman,...

understanding your aggressive dog

Understanding your aggressive dog

Jake was a cheerful, loving dog. The Shih tzu cross was friendly with everyone and enjoyed romps at the local dog park. Then one day,...

deciphering canine behaviour

Deciphering canine behaviour

“If only he could talk.” It’s a common lament, especially when a dog is “misbehaving” or otherwise acting out of character and...

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