How to Stop Dog Digging
Reasons why dogs dig Digging is instinctive behavior for a dog. Dogs may dig for any of the following reasons They are bored It’s fun They are hot They are trying to escape They are lonely They have excess energy You have put nice smelling (to a dog) fertilizers in the garden If you can…

My Dog Not Coming When Called
Wishful Thinking In an ideal world, when the dog hears, “Bobbie, come!” he should drop what he is doing and fly toward his caretaker, being careful to rein in his speed just enough to execute the perfect toe-to-toe sit with his commander in chief. Sadly, many dogs think the command to come is an invitation…

5 steps to correct dog chewing
Inappropriate chewing is a fairly common problem in young dogs and stems from the fact that puppies use their mouths as a means of exploring the world around them. Chewing is a normal behavior for puppies but becomes undesirable behavior when it is directed towards inappropriate objects such as your shoes, furniture, or even your…

Mouthing, Nipping and Play Biting in Adult Dogs
Most pet parents don’t enjoy dogs who bite, chew and mouth their hands, limbs or clothing during play and interaction. The jaws of an adult dog can cause significantly more pain than puppy teeth, and adult dogs can inadvertently cause injury while mouthing. Mouthing is often more difficult to suppress in adult dogs because adults…

How To Stop Dogs Barking
Have you become desperate to figure out how to get a dog to stop barking? It’s in a dog’s nature to bark. They enjoy barking, and they bark for many reasons. They will bark when they want something, when they are playing, when they are establishing their territory, when they are frightened, when they are…

Fear and Anxiety in Dogs
Fears, Phobias, and Anxieties in Dogs   Fear is the instinctual feeling of apprehension resulting from a situation, person, or object presenting an external threat — whether real or perceived. The response of the autonomic nervous system prepares the body for the freeze, fight, or flight syndrome. It is considered to be a normal behavior,…

Aggression Towards Other Dogs
Dog-dog aggression is a very serious matter. Until your dog’s successfully treated, keep him a safe distance from all other dogs (“safe distance” meaning the minimum amount of space he needs to remain calm and unstressed). Even if physical contact is never made, managing a dog who’s pulling and lunging on-leash is very difficult–not to…