One of the best ways to calm a reactive or fearful dog is through the desensitization process. Here we discuss various forms of dog desensitization, and why it is safer and more effective than flooding.
Here are 5 simple ways to help dogs from home. All we need is online access, and a love for dogs. Helping dogs has never been so easy!
Dogs need both physical and mental exercise every day. When dogs do not get enough exercise, they will escape, or become stressed and frustrated. Here we present some fun ways to exercise our dog. A busy dog and well exercised dog, is a good dog.
All puppies are cute and adorable, but I especially have a soft spot for Siberian Husky puppies. Our instinct will be to rush right out and buy a puppy. However, if we want healthy and well-temperamented dog, it is important to take our time and do some research. Here, we consider the why, where, and how of Siberian Husky puppies.
Playing with your dog will help turn him into a model citizen at home. Dog play will deepen our bond, drain our dog’s energy, and strengthen our leadership position. Here are some fun food games to play with our dog or puppy.
I love dogs, and have always wanted to share my life with them. However, my childhood dog taught me that just wanting a dog is not enough. Timing is also very important. This is the story of my childhood dog, and what it truly means to share our life with a dog.
We discuss some simple methods for leash training a puppy, as well as how to make the walk into a positive and successful experience. We start with collar and leash desensitization techniques, move on to walking without pulling, and finish with a discussion of greeting people and other dogs.
To me, dog training is not really about commands, but rather it is about how to live well with our dogs. In this, I found the many Zen-like life lessons in Kung Fu Panda to be extremely useful. Here are five important Zen lessons of panda kung fu applied to dog training.
Dogs are amazing companions. That is why we are tempted to treat a dog like a human. However, humanizing a dog can often bring disastrous results. Similarly, when humans pretend to be dogs, the results are just as bad.
Dogs generally pull us during walks because they are excited, happy, and want to explore. Other times, a dog may pull to get to prey, or to run away from a threat. We can teach our dog not to pull by showing him that pulling results in standing still, whereas being calm results in moving forward.