What is dog socialization? Is dog socialization necessary, or just another parental fad? How should we socialize our dogs?
I had a difficult time with my Shiba Inu when he was young, and when I started looking around for information, I found a lot of conflicting opinions on dog training and dog behavior. Some people think we should dominate our dog, others believe in rewarding a dog with food, and some try growling and biting like a dog. In this article, we try to sort out what is fact and what is myth.
Will getting a second dog help to calm my first dog? Should I get another dog? How do I pick a new dog? I talk about my experiences on getting a second dog, including how long I waited, what breed I chose, and how I found a compatible companion for my existing dog.
Puppies like biting everything, including you and your prized belongings. The more excited a puppy is, the harder and more likely he is to bite. Here, we discuss how we can control puppy biting by managing his excitement level and teaching him self-control.
Dogs are not human. They do not learn in exactly the same way that we learn, nor do they think in exactly the same way as we think. Here, we consider how dogs think, and how they learn. By observing our dogs and expanding our knowledge of their behavior, we can better communicate with them and forge a strong and lasting bond.
Why do dogs jump on people? Is it because of dominance or simple playfulness? In this article, we explore why dogs jump, and what are some common methods to stop our dog from jumping on us and on others.
Is dog dominance real, or a myth? Does dominance cause most bad dog behaviors? How do we deal with a dominant dog? We consider dog dominance – what is fact and what is fiction.
Puppy obedience training can be a challenge because puppies have hyper energy and short attention spans. We deal with the 3 key elements of puppy obedience training – how to communicate with puppy, how to encourage good behaviors, and how to stop bad behaviors.
Sometimes, it seems that our dog suddenly gets aggressive over his food and toys. Why does a dog show aggression with food, but is calm and loving otherwise? We consider why dogs get aggressive over food and toys, as well as how we can discourage this behavior through management and retraining.
Dogs eat poop because of stress, nutritional imbalance, boredom, or simply because they enjoy the taste. Feces from other animals may contain worms, intestinal parasites, and more that may be harmful to our dogs. Here, we consider some useful methods for stopping our dog from eating poop.