Some dogs are naturally more energetic than others. This is something you need to keep in mind when you select a dog to bring home, but you can't always predict how your pet will react in a new environment.
Bringing an outdoor dog indoors is a delicate process that takes time, patience, and dedication. With enough commitment from you though, you can transition just about any outdoor dog into a sweet, loving couch potato. The trick is to approach the transition the right way and teach your dog how to behave in an enclosed environment. The guide below shows how to train your outdoor dog for indoor life so you can enjoy his company at all times.
Some pets are shier than others when it comes to human contact. They may allow one or two people to come around them, but they aren't too keen on interacting with the world. This is often the case with adopted pets because they may have come from abusive or neglecting homes. The tips below explain how to acclimate a shy dog to human contact so you can enjoy bonding and cuddling with your favorite companion.
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The phrase "fighting like cats and dogs" is somewhat irrelevant in the modern world. Years of training and domestication have allowed cats, dogs, and other pets to cohabitate in perfect harmony. In many cases, pets from opposite sides of the natural world will become the best of friends, enjoying a lifetime of peaceful coexistence. If you are introducing a new pet to your family or simply trying to create new harmony between your pets, the tips below will help you establish a sense of peace in your home.
In Part 1 of this leash training guide, we discussed the equipment and methodology used to properly train your dog to walk on a leash. In this part of the guide, we will go over some specific tips you can use to improve your leash training experience.
Going on walks can be a lot of fun for you and your dog, but it can also be a nightmare if your dog is not properly trained to walk on a leash. When the whole walk turns into a struggle of pulling, running, and yelling, it's not going to be that enjoyable. Teach your dog how to stay by your side and stay at your pace, and you will be able to get through your walks with ease. Here are some tips to help you improve your leash training experience.
Senior dogs can learn how to do tricks just as well as puppies can. They just take a little extra time and patience. If you're willing to put in the work, you can get a ton of reward from having a well-trained senior dog. Whether you're trying to correct a bad behavior or you are trying to impress your party guests, use the tips below to teach your old dog new tricks.
Positive reinforcement through healthy treats is a powerful tool for food motivated dogs. And, all the treats you will be giving out can pack on some extra calories. Here are some tips to do it right.
Treats act as powerful tools to condition your pet to behave in a certain way. When used as rewards for positive behavior, or behavior you wish to see in your dog, healthy dog treats come in handy. The key to reinforcing positive behavior through treats is timing.