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  • Housetraining 101

    Crates, doggy diapers, newspaper, long walks … what is the answer to housetraining?

  • Benefits Of Crate Training

    Believe it or not, using a crate is one of the most effective tools in dog training. Learn more.

Dogs and cats have many cues to help them recognize us. Learn about all the different ways our pets know who we are.   When you watch your dog bounding across the dog park, or when you see your cat perched atop her scratching post, you recognize your pet by her shape, the color of her coat, and the way …

Check out these simple ways to help your dog adjust to a new dog in the home. Adopting a second dog has many benefits. It can help calm down your current dog, give him a companion while you are at work or away from home, and even offer you more protection and make you feel safer. Even though dogs in …

Does your dog understand verbal commands like “Sit,” “Down,” and “Come”? See how teaching him hand signals is a fun and rewarding next step in his training regimen!   Training your dog isn’t just for getting him to follow your directions — it’s also a great way to bond, and when done correctly, can be a lot of fun for …

Professional dog trainer, Melissa Heeter, has her dogs running on a doggie treadmill a half hour a day, three days a week.     Help Your Dog Get Fit and Walk Off Behavior Problems Professional dog trainer, Melissa Heeter, has her dogs running on a doggie treadmill a half hour a day, three days a week. When her dogs see …

Does your dog really know what time it is? There’s a ton of evidence that suggests that he does — just differently from how we do!   Many people claim that their pets know, to the minute, when it’s mealtime, walk time, or time for their owners to arrive home. So, the question remains: Can dogs tell time?   Research …

Are dogs loyal because of breeding, personality or thousands of years of companionship with humans? The answer: all the above. It may seem cliché to consider dogs as exceptionally loyal, especially to people – but it’s true. The relationship between dogs and humans is exceptional and contains a rich history of friendship. Let’s examine some of the factors behind dogs’ …

Dogs bring out many emotions in us, but are they experiencing the same feelings?   It was once thought that dogs, and all animals, were essentially organic robots that didn’t feel emotions; they simply followed their instincts like a machine follows its programing. But contemporary science has discovered that dogs go through similar chemical and hormonal changes as humans when …

Where would we be without the dogs that work day and night protecting us so that we can enjoy a safer world?     Dogs Have Always Kept Us Safe   Where would we be without the dogs that work day and night protecting us so that we can enjoy a safer world? As you read this, there are dogs …

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