How To Stop Your Dog From Pulling
Blog / 08/19/2013

How To Stop Your Dog From Pulling Understanding how to stop your dog from pulling is something that every dog owner needs to overcome in order to be able to walk their dog in an enjoyable manor. Many dog behavioral problems also stem from the fact that the dog is dragging you along the street. To put it simply your dog thinks it is in charge of the walk or in dog terms it sees itself as the pack leader! There are so many gadgets, leads and collars out there but none of them can solve the problem if your dog thinks it is in charge, all these devices will do is attempt to divert your dogs energy elsewhere or cause pain in an attempt to stop your from pulling. If you find yourself having to correct your dog every 30 seconds then there is something fundamentally wrong. The funny thing is this, your dog knows how to walk nicely on the lead it is far more than simply training it, you have to at first convince it you are the pack leader. Think of it like this. Your dog understands that on the walk, somebody has to be the…

Older Dog Toileting Inside
Blog / 08/16/2013

Older Dog Toileting Inside So your older dog is toileting inside and you don’t understand why? Okay. Let me explain. First of all I should confirm that what we are talking about here is a dog that has already been toilet trained and has achieved this for a considerable period of time say more than 6 months. We also need to be sure that the dog is not so old that it is incontinent or sick. If none of the above are the case and you feel that it is behavioral then I can assure you it most likely is and the problem is simply this. Your dog is 99.98% the DNA of a wolf. For a minute think of your dog as a wolf, in cute doggy clothing. The way your dog still works and thinks is still like a wolf! Now the chance of you actually being the pack leader is very slim. Believe me…. if you want to check out to see if you are the pack leader then there is an amazing video web site where you can see how you fair! Anyway back to the toileting in the house, in the wild if a wolf…

Coprophagia – Poop Eating Dogs
Blog / 08/12/2013

Coprophagia – Poop Eating Dogs Coprophagia (sometimes called coprophagy, or poop-eating) is a pretty disgusting habit that fortunately only some dogs indulge in. It seems to be “one of those things” as far as dogs go: a behavior that defies logic and scientific study, and mystifies dog trainers and veterinarians around the world. Many, if not most, dogs will eat the feces of other animals (particularly other dogs, cats, sheep, and horses) with gusto whenever the opportunity presents itself. It’s a very common behavior in dogs, but not particularly well understood. The simple truth is that nobody really knows why some dogs will make a beeline for a pile of poop that’s lying on the grass. It’s natural for dogs to want to sniff the poop – almost all dogs will do this, since the depositor’s anal glands have left a kind of Post-It note there for other dogs to “read” – and it’s just as natural (seemingly) for some dogs to want to consume these little signposts. It’s just that we don’t really know why they do it. Actually eating the feces seems to be a matter of personal preference, from dog to dog: some dogs derive great satisfaction…

Lhasa Apso Dogs Let Me Know When They Are Too Hot
Blog / 08/05/2013

Lhasa Apso Dogs Let Me Know When They Are Too Hot   Lhasa Apso Dogs Too Hot One of the things about long hair dogs like my two Lhasa Apsos Chester and Roxie is that they get hot pretty quickly. Even with a summer ‘puppy’ hair cut, they still heat up. That’s why we sometimes did not venture outside for dog walks during the summer heatwave days until early evening when things got cooler. When inside, I always know when they are too hot. They will be panting and that’s when I’ll try the open windows and ceiling fans first. But after a certain rise in temperature, we do have to resort to turning on the central A/C. Here’s a cute short video of them panting inside the house. This was actually when they just came back inside the house after a quick walk outside. I decided to take them back out to the beach to cool off which they appreciated. Heatwave Days Are Spent Inside Keeping them indoors during heatwave days like the ones we’ve been suddenly having this week after a couple of days of comfortable fall temperatures is the best thing to do. So the summer is…

Dog Disobedience Training
Blog / 08/02/2013

Dog Disobedience Training There’s a difference between disobedience and incomprehension. If your dog isn’t obeying a command because he doesn’t understand what it is you want him to do, that’s not a behavioral problem at all; it simply means that you need to spend some more time together in training. True disobedience occurs when your dog deliberately does not obey a request or command, although he has full knowledge of what it is that you’re asking him to do (and you know this because he’s performed it reliably on several occasions beforehand). Although this may seem like a relatively minor inconvenience, it’s actually a pretty serious thing – not only can it be dangerous for your dog (for example, if he’s heading towards a busy road and ignores your ‘come’ command), but it’s also detrimental to your relationship with your dog. Disobedience is rooted in disrespect. When your dog deliberately does not obey you, he’s saying, “I don’t respect your authority enough to do what you want me to do”. If you allow him to get away with this, you are allowing him to form the habit of passive-aggression. This is not something that can just be left to “fix…

Dog Training Secrets Review
Blog / 07/24/2013

Dog Training Tutor Review   If you’ve been looking for a reliable and fast way to train your-dog then you’re in the right place. Dog Training Tutor is a brand new program designed to help owners like you train their pet in obedience to stop bad behavior and behavior problems in general. Brought to you by Kobie Lawson, it is a complete package consisting of an eBook as well as several bonuses. All about teaching you how to become the “alpha-dog” as an owner so that your pet will learn to listen to you and obey your commands, the eBook covers a wide range of topics to help you train him in the shortest time possible. While ensuring you don’t make any mistakes as an owner, this training manual will help you stop chewing, biting, aggression and many other traits that he can pick up quickly when not trained correctly. Owning a pup is a wonderful thing but without proper training they can quickly become a nuisance and even sometimes out of control. With this amazing training eBook in your hands, you won’t have to worry about any of the usual issues faced by owners. You can impress your friends…

Secrets To Dog Training – Food-Guarding Issues
Blog / 07/18/2013

Secrets To Dog Training – Food-Guarding Issues If you’ve never seen a dog with serious food-guarding issues, it’s difficult to appreciate the potential severity of the problem. Food-guarding issues are not necessarily a reflection on the personality or training level of the dog: it’s an instinctive thing, and although dogs with a general aggression problem are naturally more prone to demonstrating the condition, it’s also exhibited by otherwise-sweet, well-behaved, well-adjusted family dogs. Like an evil djinn, the problem can rear its ugly head only when food (or the food bowl) is present: a real case of Jekyll and Hyde. A dog with serious food-guarding issues can be a real danger to anyone who should approach her during a meal: it’s not a scenario in which you can expect to train your dog to “play nice”. Instinct is what’s compelling her to act in this undesirable, and even dangerous, way – you need to take steps to turn the behavior around before your relationship with your dog suffers or somebody gets hurt. There are different degrees of food guarding. In the mildest case, a dog will merely tense up a little or freeze if somebody approaches her while she’s trying to…

How to Get Rid of Dog Separation Anxiety
Blog / 06/25/2013

How to Get Rid of Dog Separation Anxiety   Dog separation anxiety is one of the most common syndromes that one can come across in their dogs. Dogs are like humans and they do seek love, affection and care and when they get these things in excess, they love it. But, again what happens after you don’t spend much time with your dog for some reason? Have you ever thought of it? This situation develops dog separation anxiety which is the cause of dogs attaining destructive behavior. It is thus a situation wherein dogs start behaving in an altogether different manner, like they start whining, barking and crying all day long, they often turn destructive, chewing furniture, and trying to escape. In a recent case, a dog literally chewed a glass window to escape, this could however be stopped if you take preventive actions and follow tips that can reduce the incidence and levy of separation anxiety. Before beginning the treatment, one should first venture into the causes of it, so that they can gain deep information on what they ought to fix. There are some causes that should be browsed through before understanding the treatments and cures. Some of…

Dog Fear Biting Problems
Blog / 06/23/2013

Dog Fear Biting Problems A fear-bite is a bite that occurs out of sheer panic. It’s not to be confused with dominance-aggression, which is a sign of deep-set personality problems; a fear-biter isn’t necessarily a ‘fierce’ dog. He’s just scared. Why does fear-biting happen? A fear-biter bites because it’s his only way of expressing his extreme fear or panic, and his only way of telling his owner that he can’t handle the situation. Almost all cases of fear-biting are actually caused by well-meaning, but ill-advised, humans: they see what’s clearly a scared dog, and – intending to either comfort the dog or to show him that there’s ‘nothing to be afraid of’ – they approach too close, and push an already-anxious dog over the edge. Dogs can’t ask us to please leave them alone. They can’t tell us that something’s bothering them, or that they need some space: all they can do is sign the message to us through their body-language. It’s easy to tell when a dog’s feeling scared or panicky once you know what to look for. Fear-biting never just happens ‘out of the blue’: it only occurs when people ignore the signs. Fear-biting: the warning signs Fear-biters…

The Online Dog Trainer In-Depth Review
Blog / 05/18/2013

The Online Dog Trainer In-Depth Review   Overview: Best Product, Best Value for money: Before I get into the details of this review I have to say at the start that this product is simply THE BEST dog and puppy training program online. Period. Quite frankly I am blown away at what’s being offered here and at the cost it’s no wonder that this site is getting such rave reviews. The Online Dog Trainer, by well respected dog trainer Doggy Dan, is by far the fastest growing dog training solution available. Let me explain some of the things that makes this product so good and absolutely unique. Endorsements Firstly. Never before have I come across a dog training product where the national SPCA organization (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) actually endorses it. The Online Dog Trainer has exactly that, the stamp of approval from the Royal New Zealand SPCA. They actively promote it at all their rescue shelters because they know that new rescue dog owners who follow Doggy Dan’s training, are far less likely to return the dog. In fact they even have a link to it on their home page. That in itself speaks volumes….