By Karen A. Soukiasian Puppies and dogs learn by association, consistency and repetition. To acquire the appropriate association, it is up to you, to make it as simple as possible for your dog to make the connection of what you are commanding and the expected behavior. Keep training sessions short, interesting and fun. End them,… Read the rest »
By Karen A. Soukiasian By using the Always Be Consistent — ABC rule — of dog training, you can help your dog learn appropriate behaviors so she can make the right choices. We all want happy, well-mannered dogs. The best way to achieve that is to keep things simple.
By Nancy Cope Dogs are known to fear storms. But if you make simple adjustments, you can help your dog overcome storm fears. Thunder and other loud noises such as firecrackers, guns, and exploding balloons will cause them to whine, hide and seek protection near their owners. Most puppies, once they realize that the noises… Read the rest »
By Kelly Marshall Chewing is an annoying but natural part of a puppy’s development. It is very similar to teething in babies and the chewing stages are necessary to help with teething issues. Expecting a puppy to not chew is not reasonable, but they can be taught to chew the right thing, rather than your… Read the rest »
By Cindy Driscoll When you’ve got baby on the brain, it’s easy to let nursery planning, baby names and parenting preparations consume your every thought. However, don’t forget the first baby in your life — your precious pet. There are many steps you can and should take to help prepare your dog or cat for… Read the rest »
By John Soares If you’ve ever wished you could have a “CIA trained" dog, you’ll be pleasantly surprise that it’s entirely possible if you follow their lead, so to speak. Here’s what the CIA does to prepare their own dogs, how they train them, and how you can do the same. Before you dive in… Read the rest »
As a dog parent, you have a lot of responsibility to keep your pet safe, make sure they feel loved and teach them good behavior. Training a dog, however, can be a big challenge, often leading pet parents to give up. With the right help, you can turn your naughty pooch into a well-behaved companion…. Read the rest »