Category: Dog Training Tips

How To Stop A Puppy From Barking For Attention

Barking for puppies is a natural behavior. Barking can’t always be totally eliminated, but you can teach your puppy to reduce barking. Here are five ways to stop your puppy from barking for attention. Five Tips on how to Stop Your Puppy from Barking for Attention Determine the reason First, you need to determine why […]

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How to Keep Your Dog Calm at the Groomers’ or Vets’ Office

We love our dogs and want what is best for them. Sometimes this means a trip to the veterinarian’s office or the groomer. Unfortunately, many dogs hate visiting these places because they end up being handled, poked and prodded. They also frequently have to undergo procedures that seem frightening or invasive. Keeping your dog calm […]

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Great Games to Play With Your Furry Best Friend

Playing games with your dog has several benefits, including keeping his or her mind sharp, giving them some physical exercise and strengthening the bond between you. While there are some standard games like Fetch that just about everyone does with their dogs, it’s important to mix it up sometimes to prevent boredom. We’ve put together […]

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What to Do When Your Dog Barks in Their Crate

You love your dog and you’ve provided him with a roomy, comfortable crate with everything he needs. If he’s been crate trained from a young age, he’s probably quite happy in his crate, playing with a toy or napping. Sometimes, however, a dog starts to bark excessively when crated. It’s usually the result of having […]

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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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