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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Stress And Your Dog’s Behaviour

Stress and tension can be as much an issue for dogs as for humans. By understanding what’s causing his stress, you can be better...

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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...

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Puppy Stages

Puppies grow quickly, and growing up brings many changes. Your puppy will change not only physically, but intellectually and emotionally,...

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....

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...

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...

housetraining your new puppy

Housetraining your dog

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

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, awareness, and proper use of...

music for dogs

Music to heal your pets

In human beings, music has been found to ease depression, lower blood pressure, and reduce the need for pain medication after surgery. And...

Harnessing emotions during dog training

Harnessing emotions to train your dog

Instead of focusing on the practical side of training, try concentrating on the emotions you bring to your dog when interacting and working...

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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...

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