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"My dog refuses to sit when we are outside on our walks – he knows what I'm asking but he's being stubborn."
The truth of the matter is that dogs aren't stubborn; they don't do things out of spite or to drive us crazy. If they are failing to comply with our request, we need to look a little deeper. We need to understand how dogs learn and how we can best set them up to succeed long term.
There are four stages of…Continue
Added by Caryn Charlie Liles on May 31, 2011 at 12:46am — No Comments
As part of Dog Bite Prevention Week, I wanted to jot down a few ideas on how we can prevent dog bites in our homes and communities.
When bringing your puppy home, be sure to start socializing them right away - people, dogs, cats, puppies, children, vehicles, noises, wheelchairs, everything. Don't miss a thing - these…Continue
We are taught how to teach our dogs to walk beside us in a perfect heel, how to sit, down and stay, but no one ever teaches us how to actually walk our dog. Do we spend the full 30 minutes with our dog in a perfect heel, giving occasional cues to "go potty" or "say hi" to another canine friend? It's no wonder pup-parents are all frustrated because "my dog still won't walk beside me" or the walks are altogether a disaster.
Loose-leash walking is a challenge that…Continue