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Category: Training

Is Virtual Dog Training For You?

Melinda adopted Reepo from a rescue group. The energetic German shepherd/blue heeler mix was high energy, demanding, playful and sometimes...

How To: Walking Multiple Dogs

Linda has three dogs – a Rottweiler, retriever and a feisty border terrier mix. She walks all of them twice a day, at the same time. One...

Taming Your Dog’s Barking

Ding dong! Chaos erupts as Molly skids barking down the hallway to get to the door before her human, Pat. “She’s such a sweet dog, but...

Sign Language For Training Deaf Dogs

Each year, many dogs are surrendered to shelters because they’re deaf. Unfortunately, few will find forever homes. But people who train...

Integrating Dogs & Kids Together

An article called, “The One Thing No One Tells You Before You Have Kids: Don’t Get A Dog,” was released on Slate this week. In the...

Helping Your Dog’s Separation Anxiety

Sue was happy to be back at work after a long hiatus. During her time off, she adopted a sweet Labrador puppy who filled her days with...

Getting Dogs To Get Along

Bruin is an easy-going Australian shepherd who shares his family’s home with Tilley, a young mixed breed livewire, and Miles, an older...

How To Handle Face Licking In Dogs

You’ll probably be welcoming friends and family into your home during the holidays. Like a lot of dog guardians, you might worry...

Tips For The Best Dog Brain

Ever wonder why your dog goes crazy when you say “Want to go outside?” or “Want to play?” It’s because the three things he loves...

Dealing With Dog Fights

Donna was mortified when her recently adopted shepherd mix tried to attack another dog at the local dog park. Not surprisingly, the other...

House Training Your Dog

Before starting the housetraining process, it is important to realize that from the perspective of new puppies or untrained dogs, there is...

Handling Over-Excited Dogs

Does your dog desperately scratch the door to pieces whenever you go out? Does he cower and shake with every clap of thunder? Every dog...

Invisible Fences For Your Dog

Like a lot of dog lovers, I disliked the idea of invisible or hidden fencing. Then one evening, as I was driving home, I witnessed a...

The Value Of Physical Contact With Your Dog

Kirsten works at an animal shelter, and sees animals from all sorts of situations. “One time, we took in some young dogs rescued from a...

Are pit bulls dangerous?

Pit bulls have been banned in Ontario and many municipalities across Canada but do they deserve their bad rap? For many, just mentioning...

How dogs calm down humans

You’ve slept in and are running late. You’ve let Rover into the backyard to relieve himself and now you really need him to come in so...

Using Body Language to Train Your Dog

Teaching your dog to respond as you wish takes love and patience. It also takes a certain amount of knowledge and awareness –  tools of...

You’re Part Of Your Dog’s Training

  As an animal attendant for the SPCA, I often see dogs surrendered to our shelter because they are supposedly “untrainable.”...

Dos & Don’ts For Dog Walks

Getting a dog is one sure way to get some exercise – or it should be! Regardless of the type of dog you have, your canine companion needs...

Tips on How to be a Positive Leader for your Dog

Leadership is defined as the ability to guide, direct or influence. Nowhere in the definition does it mention domination, intimidation or...

Understanding Your Dog’s Barking

Barking dogs in themselves are not the problem. The problem is when, where, and how long the dog barks. Dogs bark because Mother Nature...

Hyperflite: A New Dog Sport

Disc Dog is a High-Flying Event When I was a kid, my dog Max and I used to have loads of fun with my red plastic Frisbee. The sport now...

Managing Your Dog’s Anger

Shayne is a five-year-old female American Eskimo who has been with Annamarie since puppyhood. Annamarie and her partner Chris love her very...

Solutions for digging dogs

Q. My retriever loves to dig and my lawn is starting to look like I have gophers. It’s hard for me to be with her every minute she’s...

How To: Training A Deaf Dog

At first, Carla thought her 12-year-old Samoyed, Ben, was ignoring her when he started failing to respond to her commands. “Whenever I...

Top 10: Tips for Successful Dog Training

Successful training depends on your skills as well as your dog’s health, history, daily routine, diet, age, sleep and exercise patterns,...

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Disc Dog: A Fun New Game For Your Dog

The bright red DISC whizzes across the field. In hot pursuit, the black and white border collie finally makes his move, leaping up and...

Why Positive Training Works For Your Dog

What’s the best way to train a dog? Is it okay to resort to punishment, or should you use only positive, reward-based techniques? These...

Off-Leash Etiquette For Dog Parks

There are unwritten rules and taboos in each park, and for the sake of all users, it’s your responsibility to find out what they are...

Could Your Canine Be A Therapy Dog?

1 Consider your dog’s personality. A fearful or aggressive dog is not a good candidate. A therapy dog must enjoy meeting strangers and...

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