Basic Dog Tricks To Teach Your Dog

Trick training, along with being flashy, stimulates the dog physically and mentally. It also gives the owner something to do with his dog, and that increases the quality time spent between the two. So, there are a lot of reasons why we do it and that’s part of why I am talking about it today. … Read more

Top Toys for Dogs Home Alone during the Day

Many dog owners work during the day. For dogs, that represents “downtime” in both physical and mental activity. The “downtime” can turn into destructive time for the dog. If you look at controlling the destructive behavior, as simply finding ways to challenge the dog’s intellect, the dog will benefit, and you will be amazed at … Read more

7 Ways to Get Your Dog to Stop Excessive Barking

Excess barking is a typical complaint of dog owners (and the owner’s neighbors). Dogs will bark for various reasons: warning, out of boredom, fear, loneliness, to get attention, communication, barking is fun, and so on. A few breeds, as with most herding breeds, might become more vocal than other ones. For instance, my Shetland Sheepdog … Read more

How to Teach Your Dog to Sit-Stay, Down-Stay and Come

Dogs respond to positive reinforcement because they want a reward. Using praise and delicious treats will reinforce the desired behavior faster. Communication As a means of communication, your dog can sense your body language and you can tell by theirs if they are really interested. They too can tell if you’re serious and when they … Read more