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….

How To Switch To The Raw Food Diet For Dogs Who Are Picky Eaters
Blog / 05/17/2013

How To Switch To The Raw Food Diet For Dogs Who Are Picky Eaters   To get some dogs to switch to a raw food diet will challenge your creativity. But you know you need to persevere because it’s for the good of your dog. Fortunately, there are some tips out there that will help you help your dog adjust to this new and healthier diet. Here are 7 tips from Maggie Rhines’ “Going Rawr! Dog Lover’s Compendium” to help you encourage your pick eater onto raw food: 1. Adjust your feeding schedule. Some dogs are more open to trying new food when they are on a set feeding schedule. Other than being used to being fed and eating at a certain time, you are also certain that they are hungry by the time you give them food. Another way to improve your dog’s reception of raw food is to schedule his feeding after a vigorous routine activity – say after his morning walk or a jog around the block. A good run will help him work up an appetite. 2. Regulate how much food your dog is getting. If your problem is getting your dog to finish his serving…

Dog Jumping on Furniture
Blog / 05/09/2013

Dog Jumping on Furniture Deciding whether or not your dog is permitted access to the furniture is a pretty big deal. If you have a big dog, it’s an even bigger deal. Furniture access is a matter of some importance for two reasons: firstly, because it’s mighty inconvenient to have to fight for space on your own couch; and secondly, because it strongly relates to the matter of dominance, which is of the utmost importance as far as a harmonious dog/owner relationship goes. Your dog knows that the furniture – in particular, your bed – is your turf. If he’s allowed up onto your personal, private territory as a matter of course and whenever he feels like it, that’s conceding a pretty big point to him; especially since it’s rarely a two-way issue (when was the last time you invaded your dog’s own turf and snuggled down for a nap in his bed?). It’s best to be aware of these things before making a final decision on furniture access for your dog. If you do decide to allow him unimpeded access, you’ll need to make sure that you’re extra-stringent with the other facets of alpha-dominance to prevent him from getting…

Using Old Dog Videos To Remember Them
Blog / 05/03/2013

Using Old Dog Videos To Remember Them   Shoot Videos Of Your Dogs Today, I did a very personal and bittersweet project. I finally produced video of my first two Lhasa Apso dogs, Pepper and Max. My stomach is still in knots as I write this. When I was a young man who relocated for work for the very first time, I took Pepper and Max with me to Winnipeg in 1990. We were there for three years and sometime during this period, I shot video of them doing just the normal everyday stuff they normally did at home. This included playing, eating, sleeping (and snoring), taking their bath and just lying around. For some reason, this was really the only video footage I took of them. Pepper was already a senior past 10 or 11 years of age while Max was 6 years younger but Max certainly did a great job keeping Pepper relatively young. Old Dog Videos On VHS Digitalized At some point, I transferred the super 8 cassette video to VHS so I could play the footage on my VCR (remember those?). So for many years, the only raw video footage I had of Pepper and Max…

Stop Your Puppy Jumping Up
Blog / 04/23/2013

Stop Your Puppy Jumping Up Learning how to stop a puppy from jumping up is something you need to get onto straight away. Puppies jumping up are a very natural thing that they do when they are little – to get attention – and in the wild to get fed by licking the Mother’s face to encourage food to be regurgitated. Showing your puppy that it does not get attention when it jumps is something that you should encourage from a very early age. Often it can seem like fun when a puppy is very small but when your dog grows to 35kg and can jump 5 foot high it is not so funny. If you do not stop the jumping when your puppy is little then when your puppy turns into a larger dog it soon turns into a more dominant display of demanding your attention! + If your puppy is jumping up, simply turn and walk away. Ignore your puppy, no eye contact, no speaking and no touching. + Continue to ignore and then after your puppy has calmed down, wait for 5 minutes and then call your puppy to you. + If your puppy does not stop…

How To Save Money On Dog Grooming
Blog / 04/21/2013

How To Save Money On Dog Grooming   Save Money On Dog Grooming Regular visits to the dog groomers certainly add up. In all my years as a dog owner, I only used a dog groomer once and that was very early on with my first Lhasa Apso Pepper. From that moment on, I did my own do grooming with all of my dogs and I saved a bundle on costs. For my first two Lhasa Apsos Pepper and Max, I did everything by hand, ie., with scissors. By the end of each grooming session, my hand felt like it was going to fall off. To make things even worse, for some reason, I did Pepper and Max on the floor so my back ended up hurting too. With my current Lhasa Apso dogs Chester and Roxie, I still did dog grooming by hand for the first 2 years or so but at least I learned enough not to groom them on the floor anymore. I had them up on the bathroom or kitchen counters which saved my back, even though my hand still felt the punishment. Pet Clippers For Dog Grooming So finally in order to save my hand,…