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How To Make Your Dog Like You

How To Make Your Dog Like You

Whether you have a new puppy, a senior dog, or any dog in between, it’s important for you to develop a healthy, trusting relationship with your dog. Dogs are known as “man’s best friend,” but sometimes it’s not that easy to get along with them. They can be temperamental, and often come with baggage from […]

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Impulse Control For Dogs

Impulse Control In Dogs

Dogs are naturally impulsive animals. Impulsive behavior served our dog’s canine ancestors well. In the domestic situation, impulse control means choosing one behavior over another. It means our dog chooses the action we would prefer rather than the action he would choose for himself. Some examples of impulsive behavior are jumping out of the car door […]

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How Can You Tell If Your Dog Is Stressed?

How Can You Tell If Your Dog Is Stressed

Dogs become stressed when something is happening to them which they don’t like. They are not happy with their current situation and want to change it. Your dog can’t just turn to you and say, “I’m sick of this – let’s do something else” but there are a number of ways he does tell you how […]

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Reasons Why Dogs Bark

Reasons Why Dogs Bark

Dogs are capable of a number of different vocalisations. These include barking, whining, howling and crying. They are all natural behaviours and are used as a method of communicating. Probably the most characteristic of these sounds is barking. As dog owners, there are times when we want our dogs to bark. We want them to tell […]

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How To Keep Your Dog Off The Furniture

Keep Your Dog Off The Couch

After a hard day at work, it’s great to relax sitting comfortably on the sofa watching TV, reading a book or just chilling out. Your dog feels exactly the same way. He’s smart enough to know that the sofa is the most comfortable place in the house. It’s up to you to decide whether to allow […]

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Why Is My Dog Constantly Licking His Paws

Licking Paws

Dogs spend a certain amount of time each day grooming themselves. Paw licking is a natural part of this activity. However, excessive paw licking is a sign of an underlying problem and needs your attention. Working our Why Your Dog Is licking his pawsPaw licking is a behavior. Dealing with behaviors means that you first have […]

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Resource Guarding In Dogs

Dog Guarding Bone

Resource guarding is a behavior a dog uses to protect what he thinks “his”. It is not confined to food. He may want to protect a favourite toy, or even to object to being moved from a favourite chair. In your dog’s mind, a resource is anything that he considers to be of high value. It […]

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Why Does My Dog Kick His Legs While Asleep?

Why Do Dogs Move Their Legs When They Sleep

All dog owners would have noticed that, from time to time, their dogs twitch in their sleep. Sometimes this is just a small Twitch but at other times, their legs are really moving as if they are chasing something or being chased by something. Sometimes this twitching is accompanied by whimpering, yelping or even barking. Owners often […]

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Do Dogs Enjoy Music?

Do Dogs Like Music

The answer to this question, as with so many others is yes and no. In humans, there is a wide variety of musical tastes. Different music is used on different occasions and different genres of music can evoke different emotions. Most humans with normal hearing can distinguish between the various notes of a musical scale. […]

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