Getting another dog can be a big enhancement to our home. However, it is important that we get a new dog at the right time, and with the right temperament. Here we consider how to successfully introduce a second dog into the home.
Dog aggression may mean different things to different people. For some, a jumping dog is aggressive; for others, a dog causing puncture wounds just “does not know his own strength”. Dog aggression is also extremely dependent on context and on the energy of the surrounding people. Here we consider what dog aggression truly means.
Shiba Inus are bred to hunt and they love chasing games. It doesn’t take too long for a Shiba to learn that stealing a toy and running away with it will usually start a fun chase around the house, or in the park and beach. The chase game rewards a Shiba’s thieving behavior which causes him to continue stealing. Here we consider how to stop a thief Shiba and turn him into a good citizen (well maybe not good but not-so-bad citizen).
When I got my first dog, I was constantly embarrassed by him. He was very hyper and very stubborn, so training him was a challenge. Whenever he misbehaved in public, I would get embarrassed because his bad behavior reflected poorly on me and my dog parenting skills. The more embarrassed I got, the more crazy my dog became.
People always say that the Shiba Inu is a dog that is more like a cat. What properties make the Shiba Inu be more like a cat? Does the Shiba Inu also have more dog-like qualities? Here, we consider both the cat-like and dog-like nature of Shiba Inus.
Leash training your dog is effectively achieved by teaching him one simple fact – pulling will get him nowhere. We examine common leash training techniques including 180 turns, hand targeting, red-light-green-light, and leash corrections.
Puppy biting is normal canine behavior. However, for the safety of all, we want to teach our puppies not to bite on people. Here are some common techniques on how to stop puppy biting, and how to teach our dogs to control the force of their bites.
Cesar Millan is the charismatic and popular dog trainer from The Dog Whisperer television show. In his program, Cesar Millan applies various training techniques to rehabilitate problem dog behaviors. Should we follow Cesar Millan’s dog training techniques? If so, why, and if not, why not?
Should dogs be left in the wild? Are wild dogs happier than domestic dogs? We consider some of the key factors that affect a dog’s quality of life and compare wild dogs to domestic dogs.