Positive dog training

Positive does not mean permissive. We just have different ideas about the necessary nature of the negative consequence. When one is needed, positive trainers are most likely to use negative punishment (taking away a good thing), rather than positive punishment(the application of a bad thing). As an adjunct to that, we counsel the generous use […]

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Living with multiple dogs brings a whole new set of challenges. Adding a second (or third, or fourth) dog means more fun, more love, more joy and more wonderful doggy companionship. But it also means much more from you: more time, more money, more energy, and more working through problems. When choosing a new dog, […]

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Fat has more than twice the calories per gram of protein or carbs, so the amount you feed should be limited. Fat, however, is also what satisfies the appetite best. A diet that is too low in fat will leave your dog feeling hungry all the time, making it harder for you to stick to […]

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When adult dogs suddenly lose fur, muscle mass, and appetite and seem to stop playing and participating, it may be the onset of Addisons Disease. This imbalance of the adrenal glands is very treatable. Nonetheless, owners often make the mistake of thinking the new behavior is early aging or simple laziness. The disease is far […]

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Pumpkin is very good for dogs, and dogs usually want a piece of pie. Make Fido his own dog-friendly pie and he’ll never come begging for yours. Whip together 1 can pumpkin (not pie mix), 3 eggs, half a cup of skim milk (or unsweetened soy milk), half a cup of brown sugar (it is […]

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Training does not happen in the majority of dog-owning households. Sometimes I ask why, and people tell me that they think their pets don’t need training because it is only for competition dogs. I find this sad, for everyone’s sake  and if you haven’t trained a dog, you don’t know what a rewarding experience you […]

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Living with multiple dogs brings a  whole new set of challenges. Adding a second (or third, or fourth) dog  means more fun, more love, more joy and more wonderful doggy companionship. But it also means much more from you: more time, more  money, more energy, and more working through problems. Pay  attention to the type […]

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Communication is how we develop relationships with other people. It’s no different with our dogs  its just How we communicate. Training is a great way to bond with your dog and see him in a compassionate light. You can watch your dog grow and learn and take pride in teaching him. And you’ll also be […]

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That is the question that plagues dog owners each summer, want to give their pet a short haircut so they won’t suffer in the heat. In fact, it isn’t the length of the dog’s coat, but the pet owner’s willingness to devote time to caring for it that determines whether a summer haircut is needed. […]

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Dog grooming is very vital because the physical appearance of your dog influences the way he feels and the way we look at him as well. Remember, a clean dog is a happy and healthy dog! Dog grooming is also essential not only on your pet’s physical health but also his physiological and psychological wellbeing. […]

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