January 2016

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    Socializing a Puppy

    You may think that puppy socialization happens naturally as your pet spends time with you and your family, but it’s a more involved process than that. Puppy socialization takes place in the first 16 weeks of life, and these weeks shape the type of dog that the puppy will grow into. Puppies that are not […]

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    Reducing Aggression in Puppies

    It’s easy to assume that a puppy will grow out of his aggressiveness, but unless this behavior is corrected, he won’t. Puppies act aggressive for a variety of reasons such as being territorial, defensive or anxious. For example, a puppy that acts aggressive when you approach his toys or food is showing possessiveness, while a […]

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    Training a Puppy to Come

    Training a puppy to come is one of the most basic skills you can teach your pet. It not only encourages polite behavior, but also it can enable your pet to be safe in situations where he would otherwise run the other direction. One of the factors that you must keep in mind when teaching […]

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    Puppies and Separation Anxiety

    Separation anxiety is one of the most common emotional problems found in puppies. If you find that your new furry friend gets very anxious when you leave for work, the store or a friend’s house, your pup may be suffering from separation anxiety. Not all nervous behaviors in your dog are indicative of separation anxiety, […]

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    House Training a Puppy

    House training a puppy is one of the more burdensome tasks of bringing home a furry friend. Even with all the training techniques, instructor-led classes and reinforcement toys, the success of house training lies in your own strategy and its execution. In fact, training a puppy starts with you devising a plan before your puppy […]

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    Crate Training a Puppy

    Crate training is one of the most popular, successful training methods used by dog owners and dog trainers. Although at first glance a crate may not look like much of anything, to a dog it’s a very essential part of life. Dogs view their crates as their own special dens that are both familiar and […]

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    Airedale Terrier

    The beautiful Airedale was believed to be first bred in the middle of the 19th century, a descendant of the extinct black and tan terrier. It was later crossed with the Otterhound to give it more swimming attributes. He was known as the “Working Terrier”, the “Waterside Terrier” and the “Bingley Terrier”. The Airedale gets […]

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    Controlling Puppy Barking

    Although a puppy’s consistent barking can be annoying, it’s just as natural to him as breathing is. He uses barking to communicate his needs such as being scared, wanting attention, warning you of a visitor or wanting to play. Even though braking is normal, there are ways to limit your pup’s vocals so that he […]

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    Afghan Hound

    Discovered in Afghanistan and the surrounding regions in the 19th century, the Afghan Hound has developed into two distinctive breed types depending upon the region the animal’s heritage comes from. These regions are considered the Southern and Western Desert regions and the Northern region of Afghanistan. Sadly, during World War II, the breed all but […]

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    Controlling Excitement Urination

    Excitement urination is quite common in puppies and occurs when they get excited or scared. The muscles cannot hold in the urine any longer and then release it, causing the puppy to pee. Basically, the puppy is getting so excited, he just can’t control his bladder function any longer. Although it can be frustrating to […]