Dog Time

  • Anxiety dog barking at guests, strangers and other dogs
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    by Elsa (Reykjavik, Iceland) Thunder I have a dog that is bc/icelandic sheapdog/labrador mix named Þruma (Thunder). I got her when she was 4y/o but she will be 6y/o in May. She has come a long way and is less stressed and more confident but I still have a big barking problem. She barks at […]

  • New dog wants the power!
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    by Kelly (Sandy, Ir) I use to laugh at my brother and his “yappers” (little dogs) until I was love-struck too. My current partner had two dogs when I met him: a German shepherd (Jerry) and a chihuahua (Cholo). How could I not have fallen for Cholo? I had to call my brother on the […]

  • Dog Training Hand Signals – A picture instructional guide
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    Dog training hand signals are very useful for several reasons: Canines are visually oriented animals and will understand hand signals for dogs very well. They can read your body language more easily than understand your spoken words. Some training methods use cues that can then become the actual hand signal! This makes an easy transition […]

  • Best Dog Toys: A Dog Trainer’s Hack
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    So, what is the key to finding the best dog toys; those that your dog will go crazy about? They key is NOT to find them but to TEACH your dog how to love them all! The best dog toys are durable, interactive and fun for your puppy!  But… I hear it over and over […]

  • Look at the chart, follow the tips!
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    Creating a healthy puppy feeding schedule is not only about nutrition. I’m a dog trainer, so I must tell you that food will be your number one communication tool with your pup. Use it wisely! How many times a day should I feed my dog? That is your question. It’s not only about “how many […]

  • Fun ideas and best options
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    Slow feed dog bowls and toys are DEFINITELY the best way to deliver kibble (or any other dog food) to your puppy. The evolutionary history of dogs is quite short, they have a common ancestor with wolves going back only a little over 13,000 years ago. Their anatomy and physiology is adapted to search and […]

  • Should I Get a Puppy? Take the Quiz!
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    Should I get a puppy? Caring for a puppy isn’t hard, but it is a commitment. Answering the next few questions will help you and your family determine if you are puppy ready or not. Adopting a puppy can be the most wonderful thing you do, or the biggest nightmare if you are not ready. […]

  • Answer Yes! to These 5 Questions
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    Should I get a dog? That is the question that you need to answer and I am here to help you out. Raising a puppy and living with a dog can certainly enrich your life in a wonderful way. But I am going to start by trying to put you off. Adopting a puppy is […]

  • Can All Natural Dog Food Save you Money?
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    Are you thinking about feeding all natural dog food to your pet? So many of us grew up hearing ‘eat your veggies.’ That’s because good moms understand the importance of maintaining a balanced diet. Pet parents also know that to raise happy, healthy pups a doggie’s diet must meet certain nutritional standards. The hesitation usually […]

  • Leash Training Your Dog for and Enjoyable Walk
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    Leash training your dog takes a little bit of patience but the rewards are worth it. Enjoy a nice walk or run with your pet without having a leash pulling contest! In fact, pulling on the leash is NOT what you need to do. The methods I recommend are positive and fun. Using punishment has […]