Separation Anxiety in Dogs   Is characterized by destructive behavior when the dog is left alone. This behavior can include barking, howling, destroying household items, digging, chewing and sometimes urination.  Some dogs will literally go into a panic and dig at a door or a window to try and escape and find their owner.   […]

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Clicker Training for Dogs and How Well it Works!   Presently, and throughout the 1990s a phenomena swept through the dog-lover’s community. It was called ‘Clicker Training,‘ and was implemented to teach dogs  (along with horses and cats) that certain behaviors would be awarded, while others were not. Ms. Karen Pryor, a former dolphin trainer […]

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Is Adopting an older dog in your future?   Adopting an older dog may be a decision based on you or your family’s lifestyle. In fact, many senior citizens opt for this choice because a new, hyperactive and untrained puppy may be too much excitement and work to handle.     Sometimes, an older dog […]

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Positive Reinforcement for Dogs    The simplest way to approach dog training is to understand how dogs learn: from the consequences of his actions. He will learn whether his behavior results in something wanted or unwanted.  Positive reinforcement for dogs is really important.     Most of the behaviors we expect from our dogs are […]

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Understanding Dog Language, How Dogs Communicate   Oh, if only our dogs could talk! Well, maybe not… maybe they would say something we don’t want to hear! But if you’re wondering what your dog is trying to communicate, it pays to learn to read your dog’s body language. Understanding dog language can help.     […]

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