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The Benefits of a Dog House

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How to Bring a New Dog Home

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Teaching your dog not to run out the door means teaching them a temporary boundary exercise. This is a simple and useful tool you can use on a daily basis. Not only can teaching your dog the command "wait" at the door be helpful but it could save her life. Whether you are taking your dog out for a walk, going into the pet store or getting out of the car, a boundary exercise is a wonderful thing to teach. Credit: Getty Creative The easiest way to avoid your dog pushing her way through doors is to utilize your body language and energy to create a boundary and tell the dog to "wait" (temporary boundary command). "Wait" used in training is used to create an invisible boundary which you can set...

How to Stop a Dogfight

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Crate Training 101

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Do's and Don'ts of Recall Training

By Pat Sullivan I sometimes wonder if "dog-sledding" was invented when some Eskimos gave up trying to train their dogs to come when called and tied them to their sleds instead. Okay, just kidding! But seriously, if we don't train our dogs to come when we call them, we may have to treat them as hostages! Credit: Getty Creative I think we all must know at least one person who has to watch the open front door or yard gate like a hawk when the dog is nearby lest Fluffy make a break for it and fail to return. Having a dog who comes immediately when you call him is sometimes a happy accident of nature. More often, it's the product of lengthy training, repetition and rewards. But before you...