By Karen A. Soukiasian Dogs noses come in all sizes, shapes and colors, but they all do the same thing besides the obvious; they keep your dog informed. The bigger, longer, and wetter the nose, the more information is sucked up….sort of like a vacuum cleaner. Many embarrassed, exasperated, inexperienced dog owners wonder “Why does… Read the rest »
By Karen A. Soukiasian Dog digging is hardwired into the DNA of many breeds and nearly all dogs just love to dig. In fact, dog digging is perfectly natural. Dogs have been digging for thousands of years, for a number of reasons, mainly survival.
By Karen A. Soukiasian Even as smart as they may be, your dog cannot read your rule book. Your dog depends on you to make learning the rules as simple and clear as possible. They can’t correct dog misbehavior if they don’t know they are doing something wrong. Rule No. 1 is for you. As… Read the rest »
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 »