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Household lessons for you and your new pet

Positive and consistent training, both in attitude and action, is needed so that your new pet will know what is expected of it at any time. If the expectations are unclear for your new pet this may lead to a wide variety of problems, such as unruly behavior, disobedience, and even aggression. Undesired behaviors such as nipping, excessive mouthing, and jumping up should be discouraged by teaching appropriate or acceptable alternate behaviors.


Introduction to Leadership Exercises

As a responsible, loving dog parent, it is important that you recognize and provide for your dog’s basic needs. Just like children, you cannot expect dogs to be seen and not heard ALL the time. Dogs depend on their leaders for basic survival which includes both physical health and mental well-being. Dogs were not intended to be...


Excessive Barking

There are many different reasons why dogs bark. In most cases, the barking is actually a signal that another behavior problem exists and, if that problem is addressed, many times the dog will stop barking on his own. It is extremely important to know why a dog is barking before trying to control it.


Introducing a Dog to Other Pets

Many people tend to get more than one pet and whether it’s a dog, cat, bird, etc., it is quite common to see a multi-species household. The trend to have a multi-pet household is sometimes linked to the pet owner(s) who feel like their pet needs a companion. In reality, a lot of pets do enjoy the company of other animals and owners love to see them play together, scheme together, sleep together, etc.


Crate Training Your Dog

Properly done, crate training can be an important tool for housebreaking. In addition, it can also make the dog a better and happier companion. Since dogs are den animals, a crate can become a comfortable, safe den for the dog.

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