Your puppy does not mean to hurt you when he nips, but those baby teeth are sharp. But the good news is that there are ways you can play with your new pup that encourage the behavior you want while giving him a healthy outlet for his energy.
Digging is actually a good outlet for your dog’s energy, so if there is a suitable spot (preferably shady) in your yard for it, set up a designated digging area. Learn some helpful tips for that digging dog!
Aggression is one of the most common reasons pet owners seek professional help. But what really is aggression? Aggression is typically viewed as any threat to harm an individual whether this individual is human or another animal.
If your dog is in the habit of demanding attention when you just want to relax, you can make some changes that will keep you both happy. He does need to learn that it’s not always about him, but there should be time every day that is about him.
Holidays are coming, and for many that means lots of company. It will be so nice to see friends and family! Your dog agrees and leaps in the air to get closer to their faces...maybe now is the time to teach him the acceptable way to greet your visitors.
Begging is a full-time job for many dogs, and while owners complain about it, they don’t realize that they have actually trained their dogs to do it. From the first day the puppy came home, they have at least once succumbed to his pleading expression during a meal.
Would you like to be able to hear the doorbell without your dog getting into a frenzy? It is a natural reaction for dogs to alert their people when someone is at the door. But you can teach them that everything is okay and that they can stop barking when you want to open the door.
You’re off down the driveway, and Fido immediately starts pulling ahead. If this sounds familiar, then it is time to read further and learn how you can help your dog be the walking partner you have always wanted.
When your dog has been alone for several hours after having enjoyed so much time with his favorite people, you might see behaviors that indicate he is unhappy about the change in schedule. These tips will help your dog adjust.