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Obedience Training For Older Pups

By the time he is six months old, a puppy has learned the rudiments of good behavior. He’s been housebroken for some time. He’s learned, let us hope, that it’s against the rules to jump up on beds, sofas, chairs or people. He responds – well most of the time – to such words as “no,” “come”, “down” and “quiet”. He knows what “good dog” and “bad dog” mean, and he’s a little bit of both. Now, at somewhere between 6 and 9 months, it’s time for the puppy to progress into regular obedience training. Don’t skip this part of[…]Read More…

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Can I Take My American Bully To The Dog Park?

Can an American Bully go to the dog park and play with other dogs?

Your American Bully loves to play at home with their family – wouldn’t the dog park be a great place for them to run off some steam?  The answer isn’t a simple yes or no – you’ll need to decide carefully based on a few factors. Dog Parks Aren’t For Everyone Some vets and trainers are totally against dog parks – they think that they cause more harm than good. It’s true that group play can exacerbate behavioral issues and lead to fights, which can cause serious injuries, even death. That said, many dogs play happily at dog parks and[…]Read More…

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6 New Ways To Have Fun With Your Dog This Summer

6 Ways To Have Fun With Your Dog This Summer

Summer just began, but you and your dog are already bored. Your dog has already played with their favorite toys, and they’re tired of fetch. With the warm weather, it’s the perfect time to take your dog outside and try something new. Try these fun dog sports and activities this summer! Canicross If your dog loves to race ahead on their leash, they’ll be great at canicross – it’s like dog sledding without the sled. You’ll just need a sturdy harness, a bungee leash and a waist belt. This allows your dog to lead you, while the bungee leash absorbs any[…]Read More…

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How To Stop Your Dog From Chasing Chickens And Other Livestock

How To Stop Your Dog From Chasing Chickens and Livestock

Whether you raise chickens for a living or as pets, it’s extremely frustrating when your dog simply can’t stop chasing them. Your dog might just ruffle a few feathers, or may already be killing hens for sport. Either way, it’s a dangerous behavior that has to be stopped. Before You Get That Dog If you don’t already have a dog, you can start fresh with a working breed puppy with no history of chicken-chasing. If you get your puppy from a breeder who breeds working farm dogs, you can get a puppy that has been bred for working around chickens without[…]Read More…

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How To Get Your Dog To Poop Outside Every Time

How to potty train your dog so they poop outside every time - make your dog poop faster, eliminate night accidents and get your dog fully housetrained.

Yet again, you just narrowly missed stepping in a log of dog poop inside your own home. Your dog may be great at peeing outside, but #2 is a different story. Use these tips to break the habit and get your dog 100% potty trained. Know Your Dog’s Poop Schedule A dog has a short digestive tract compared to a human. They need to poop only 10-30 minutes after each meal. If you free-feed, or leave your dog’s bowl full of food for them to graze on throughout the day, they won’t have regular, predictable poops. Feed a puppy 3[…]Read More…

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Do As I Do Dog Training – A New Way To Teach Your Dog

do as i do social learning dog training

A room full of dog-trainer teams looks on as the trainer in the center of the room walks up to a ball, picks it up, and drops it. “Do it!” she says, and her dog, miraculously, copies her exact actions. The room erupts in cheers and laughter – not because it’s funny, but because it’s just so amazing. This post contains affiliate links. I Love Pets will receive a small commission when you purchase a product through these links at no extra cost to you. Thanks for your support. After thousands of years of domestication, we sometimes feel as though[…]Read More…

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5 Easy Tricks To Teach Your Dog

5 Easy Tricks to Teach Your Dog - in time for the holidays.

The holidays are right around the corner, and you need to teach your dog a new trick or two to impress visiting family members. Wondering what your dog can learn in just a few short, easy sessions? Here are 5 totally cute, super easy tricks to teach your dog. Your family will fall in love with your pup as they perform these adorable feats! Trick Training Fundamentals… Use a tempting treat to motivate your dog. Work in short, easy steps. If your dog makes mistakes, do not correct them or say “no,” as they’ll get frustrated and stressed; just make it[…]Read More…

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How To Do The Mannequin Challenge With Your Dog

Learn how to make a mannequin challenge video with your dog

You’ve probably seen the Mannequin challenge videos all over Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: people or animals freeze in place, usually while the song “Black Beatles” by Rae Sremmurd plays in the background. Our favorites are the videos people are making with their dogs. They seem nearly impossible to pull off – these talented dogs barely blink or move their tails as they pose in unnatural positions, washing dishes and loading laundry. “My dog could never do that!” most commenters exclaim. But it’s not as difficult as it seems. You can train your dog to freeze in just one day, and upload[…]Read More…

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Why Your Dog Is Still Having Occasional Accidents

Why your dog still has occasional accidents

After weeks of supervision, praise and dozens of walks, you’re proud to say that your dog is almost fully potty trained. They still have occasional accidents. There’s usually a pattern to it. You can break the pattern of occasional accidents by re-training your dog to alert you to take them out when they’re most likely to make a mistake. What to do when your dog is completely potty trained except: …at other people’s houses Nothing could be more embarrassing than watching your puppy have an accident at a friend’s house. Dogs sometimes seem to forget their house manners when they’re someplace new.[…]Read More…

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Can Cats And Dogs Live Together?

Can cats and dogs live together in peace? Despite their differences, they can become best friends.

Are you a cat person, or are you a dog person?  If you love both, you don’t have to choose. With a good understanding of both species, you can have a peaceful multi-species household full of animal best friends. It’s true that cats and dogs don’t typically get along. Their body language is different, leading to communication barriers. Their instincts may drive them to chase, flee or fight. But they’re not so different that they cannot learn to understand one another and become friends. Here’s why: They have one thing in common. They love humans. Cats and dogs evolved alongside us.[…]Read More…

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How Dogs Learn: Teaching Your Dog So She Understands

How Dogs Learn: Teaching Your Dog So She Understands

Just recently, researchers have started training dogs to lie motionless in fMRI machines to get an inside view of how their brains really work. These studies have had fascinating results, though they prove what many of us dog lovers have known all along: that dogs have an amazing capacity to learn to complete tasks and understand language. What we are continuously learning about dogs can help us teach them in ways that they better understand for faster, more efficient training that is also comfortable and enjoyable for the dog. Dogs Are Perceptive To Words And Tone The Department of Ethology and[…]Read More…

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How To Add A Cue To A Known Behavior in Positive Reinforcement Dog Training?

Today I have another video by Donna Hill. This is the 4th video by Donna that I have featured in this site. Here are the 3 previous ones: One Secret To Training Dogs: The Reinforcing Approach Basic Tutorial For Beginners: How To Be An Effective Clicker Trainer? How To Capture A Sit With Clicker Training? The Basic Dog Training Donna specializes in clicker training for dogs. Her video teaches the beginning steps all the way to higher levels of dog training in a fun and positive way for you and your kids. I would also be publishing more of her informative[…]Read More…

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How To Capture A Sit With Clicker Training? The Basic Dog Training

Here we go again; it is that time of the week already where I feature informative video post in this site. Today I have another video by Donna Hill. This is the 3rd video by Donna that I have featured in this site so far. Here is the list of the ones that is already published: One Secret To Training Dogs: The Reinforcing Approach. Basic Tutorial For Beginners: How To Be An Effective Clicker Trainer? Donna specializes in clicker training for dogs. Her video teaches the beginning steps all the way to higher levels of dog training in a fun[…]Read More…

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Basic Tutorial For Beginners: How To Be An Effective Clicker Trainer?

Today I have another video by Donna Hill. This is the 2nd video by Donna that I have featured in this site so far. Here is the 1st one: One Secret To Training Dogs: The Reinforcing Approach. Donna specializes in clicker training for dogs. Her video teaches the beginning steps all the way to higher levels of dog training in a fun and positive way for you and your kids. I would also be publishing more of her informative videos in later posts so stay tuned. And don’t forget to follow Donna on Twitter, Facebook & Google+ Summary of the video: This video[…]Read More…

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One Secret To Training Dogs: The Reinforcing Approach

Today I want to share with you a video by Donna Hill. Donna specializes in clicker training for dogs. Her video teaches the beginning steps all the way to higher levels of dog training in a fun and positive way for you and your kids. This is one of the many ‘how to’ step by step videos by Donna about living with and training dogs. I would also be publishing more of her informative videos in later posts so stay tuned. And don’t forget to follow Donna on Twitter, Facebook & Google+ Summary of the video: The most important thing[…]Read More…

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Interview With Cesar Millan – The Dog Whisperer

Hello everyone! Today I want to share with you a video interview of Cesar Millan aka The Dog Whisperer. Cesar is a popular Dog expert and a television host. He worked with Dog Rehabilitation for many years. He had his own TV show for 9 plus years that has been broadcasted in more than 80 countries. He also has bestselling books to add to his repertoire. My goal in rehabilitating dogs and training people is to create balanced relationships between humans and canines says Cesar but some of the techniques he used has been controversial and drawn a quite a[…]Read More…