Category: Dog Training Tips

Prevention and Treatment for Separation Anxiety in Dogs

A destructive dog is something many dog owners have experienced at one point or another. Dogs who bark or howl excessively, chew things that don’t belong to them or have frequent accidents inside the house can frustrate any pet parent. Though it may seem like your dog is purposely misbehaving, these symptoms are actually often […]

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The Importance of Starting a Conversation with Your Puppy Early

Dogs think very differently than we do. When they are small, they are adorable and cuddly, and innocent in their thinking. But, as they mature their play drive starts to develop, and slippers, TV remotes, shoes and anything they can sink their teeth into becomes fair game. For us, these things SHOULD NOT be chewed. […]

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Teaching Your Dog To Take Treats Gently

Dogs often lunge at food that is offered to them, sometimes making painful contact with hands and fingers. This can be a frequent problem if you have young children. In order to avoid this problem there are two rules to teach your dog: 1. Never take food from a hand until I say “Get it”, […]

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Puppy Training: Finding The Right Dog Trainer For Your Dog

Puppy training can be a difficult process, but it doesn’t mean you cannot train your puppy to be well behaved. Finding the right dog trainer for your puppy is job #1! First I highly recommend finding a good dog trainer in the Saratoga, Queensbury, Clifton Park, Latham, Schenectady NY area and sign up for obedience classes. […]

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Treats And Dog / Puppy Training

If there’s one thing most dogs love it’s food. Treats and dog training go hand in hand. When used properly, food can greatly speed up the training and learning process. Follow these simple recommendations below when training your dog with food. 1. When training your dog or puppy find a food that they can identify with training time. […]

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Puppies and Chewing – Puppy Chewing Prevention Tips!

For all dogs – including puppies – chewing is a normal habit that can obviously become a problem once they start getting into things they shouldn’t. Below are some suggestions to puppy chewing prevention. Give your puppy enough exercise – tired puppies get into less trouble. Encourage appropriate chewing – Give them bones or chew toys to help with teething. […]

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Teething Puppies – Training Tips To Help with Puppy Biting!

Teething puppies have sharp teeth! Next to potty training, puppy biting is probably the second largest problem people encounter when getting a puppy. It can be very uncomfortable to be nipped  –  especially for children. You can find a way to gain control of your teething puppy by finding meaningful ways to communicate your expectations […]

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How to Introduce a New Puppy or Dog to Other Dogs In Your Home

Introducing a new dog or puppy to other dogs in your home can be a challenge. Dogs can be territorial of their home and family, so you want to take caution when bringing home a new dog. Below are a few simple tips for making this meeting and transition a smooth one. 1. Be prepared before […]

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How To Teach Your Puppy To Fetch

How to train a dog to fetch: Puppies often have more energy to burn than they know how to handle. Consequently, if they have no acceptable way to vent their energy, they will find methods that their owners may find unacceptable. Not only does a good fetch session help mitigate this problem, but it also allows […]

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