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Stop Puppy from Digging - Giving Puppies a Better Outlet than Digging

For many puppy owners digging can quickly become a problem. For most dogs he instinct to dig is bred right into their make-up. It can be difficult o stop a puppy from digging, but it can be done. The first thing you need to do is try to figure out what the puppy is digging for. Is it boredom, to cool off, to bury bones, trying to escape or do they just dig because it is fun?

Stop puppy From jumping - Teaching Puppies to Stay “Off”

Most puppies are just full of energy. They have a tendency to just bounce about the house in a cute manner. However when a puppy starts jumping up on you and others, it may start out as cute, but may turn into a nuisance later on. One reason is that puppies don’t stay puppies for very long. Show More Summary

Stopping Puppy Barking – Three Simple Methods

Stopping puppy barking is not always easy. This is because barking is a part of a dog’s instinct. In the wild, it was a very important form of communication between other dogs. Even in domestic situations, barking could mean the difference between life and death if an intruder breaks into your house. However, this does not mean that excessive barking should be encouraged. If

Stopping Puppy Chewing – Different Techniques to Control the Chewing

When one first brings home a new puppy they can almost always expect some degree of chewing. For one thing puppies are generally either going through or have just completed the teething stage of their life and just like a human baby chewing plays a large role in that. However, some puppies seem o stay in this stage for much longer than normal. This can leave many pet parents

The Causes of Scratching in Dogs

Dogs scratch for any number of reasons. They generally do it to relieve a real itch – the result of an allergy, a flea bite, or an irritation that hey might get from time spent out of the house in water, mud, or other irritants. When your dog starts to itch, the easiest way to identify the source is to watch him and his other symptoms. If you see dandruff, a dull coat with no

Tips on Potty Training a Puppy - How to Determine Which Ones to Follow

On the Internet, there are many tips on potty training a puppy. In fact, he sheer number of suggestions could be overwhelming for the new dog owner. It doesn’t help that some of them may even contradict one another. For example, one site might advise using slip collars to curb misbehavior during a walk. Others say to never use pain or discomfort as a deterrent. But in the midst

To Stop Puppy Barking - The Different Types of Anti-Barking Devices

Many dog owners are wondering how to stop puppy barking. In their quest for a solution, some consider using an anti-bark device. This is a product that deters barking through a physical or psychological deterrent. It can be highly effective at ending barking, though there is some confusion as to whether or not such a device is truly humane. To get the real picture, you need to

Toilet Training Your Puppy – Why Crating is Better

There are many methods you can use for toilet training your puppy. However, crating remains one of the most effective. In fact, crating is so powerful, it is universally recommended by most dog training specialists. To humans his might seem strange and even inhumane. The thought of isolating a dog in a small space seems cruel, especially when you see how happy dogs are when

Training Puppies Not to Bite – Why Your Dog’s Emotions Are the Best Aid

Training puppies not to bite is an essential skill. Today, the biting might be seen as cute, especially if the dog does it in a playful way. However, as the dog grows up, biting can cause serious harm. This is especially the case with...Show More Summary

When Your Dog’s Begging Is a Problem

You may or may not know exactly when it happened, but at some point in ime, you or some member of your family introduced your puppy to human food. It may have involved sharing a snack with this irresistibly cute new member of the family, slipping an unwanted vegetable off the plate and under the able, letting the dog lick out a cup or clean off a plate, or offering a human

Training a Puppy - Avoiding Common Mistakes

As cute and lovable as they are, training a puppy can be a difficult and frustrating task. One of the first mistakes that many new puppy owners make is failing to begin training as soon as the new puppy is home. It is tempting to let a cute and clumsy puppy get away with everything in he beginning. This actually reinforces the bad behavior because the puppy does not learn what

House Puppy Training - Tips for House Training

It is unlikely that most people will be able to watch their puppy 24 hours a day. Because of this, the house puppy training process takes at least six months. It involves patience and commitment, as well as consistency. The first thing that should be done is establishing a routine. Following a schedule will teach your puppy that there is a time for everything. Taking your puppy

Dog Training Methods - Determining the Best Method for Your Dog

There are almost as many dog training methods as there are breeds of dogs. Of course, not every method is as effective as the next and some simply do not work at all. Additionally, different methods are available for different purposes. Show More Summary

House Break a Puppy - How to Get Started

Consistency is the name of the game when you house break a puppy. However, what should you be consistent in? The answer is simple…everything. Whether you are training your dog to eliminate outside or in a designated area inside, youShow More Summary

Dog Aggression - Correcting it Immediately

There are few things people love as much is a friendly, happy dog. A dog hat exhibits aggressive behavior is another matter entirely. Dog aggression is something that every pet owner should take seriously and correct as soon as their animal begins to exhibit any unwanted habits. An aggressive dog can lead to injuries to other animals, children, and even adults and can put the

Crate Training a Puppy - Creating a Den for Your Puppy

Many people are finding that crate training a puppy is a beneficial way to help their pet adapt to life. A crate is used to replace a dog’s natural inclination to find a den. By using a crate the owner can create the den for the animal and with the addition of their toys and other items it can become a safe haven for the puppy to play, feed and sleep in. Crates can also be

Clicker Puppy Training - How Does It Work?

Clicker puppy training is a very good method of controlling a puppy’s behavior it is a very effective method of teaching your puppy basic commands. The great thing is that it doesn’t take a long time to learn and once mastered you can...Show More Summary

Basic Puppy Training - The First Month

Your first month of basic puppy training is a critical time for your puppy, especially the first week. A few items you will need are a dog bed for your puppy to sleep in, bowls for food and water as well as puppy food, toys, a collar, and a leash. All of your family members must agree on a routine for the puppy, including rules and responsibilities towards it. In the first few

Aggressive Dog Training - How to Get Started

Aggressive dog training is something that many pet owners are reluctant to ackle on their own. Unfortunately, overly aggressive dogs are problematic not only for owners but for neighbors and children. While it may be all but impossible to break a dog of its aggressive behavior in some cases, the vast majority of animals can be saved if a dog owner follows a few simple steps.

Advice on Puppy Training - Achieving a Well Trained Companion

There are many sources of advice on puppy training. One can buy various books and subscribe to numerous magazines to get the best tips and ideas. In reality though, training a puppy is in many ways similar to raising a baby. Puppies have to be watched closely during their first weeks and even months of life. There are things you have to accept as being out of your control. You

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