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Crate Training Dogs

Sometimes life, both in and outside of the home, gets overwhelming. There are times when each of us wishes to find a place of solitude where we can relax away from the stresses of the world. Credit: Getty Creative In this respect, we are very much like dogs. Even the friendliest, most social of dogs, needs a place to "get away from it all." Crate training a puppy or dog, when done correctly, provides them with just such a place. RELATED: Dog Collars: The Hidden Cause Behind Many Injuries Selecting A Crate The first step in crate training is purchasing an appropriate crate for your dog. Here are the dos and don'ts of crate buying: DO: Select a crate that is big enough for your dog to...

NEW DELHI - Stray canines roaming the Indian capital may soon find themselves attending police training school with civic authorities planning to turn the animals into security dogs, reports said Saturday. Credit: Associated Press New Delhi residents have long informally adopted some strays as watchdogs for their homes and shops and fed them, but this marks the first formal plan to turn them into municipal security dogs. City authorities said they would enlist police animal trainers to work with the strays and press the canines into service as guard dogs alongside a newly formed "May I Help You?" city security force which aims to assist the public and bolster safety. "If these dogs are...

How to Become a Dog Trainer

Have you dreamed of working with animals all your life? Or maybe you've decided you need a career change? Joining the Humane Society or packing your bags for the Peace Corps isn't for everyone, but becoming a dog trainer can be a happy medium -- helping humans and animals alike. Dog training is a skill that is always in demand. Here are 10 quick tips to get you on your way. Credit: Getty Creative RELATED: Top 10 Ways to Stop Your Puppy From Destructive Chewing 1. Be patient. It's not going to happen over night. Becoming a dog trainer (a good one), takes years of dedication and training. You have to really want this. 2. Read, read, read. Books, magazines, training manuals. Get to know the...

How to Apartment-Train Your Dog

Living in an apartment with your dog poses a unique set of obstacles to overcome: the sounds of people passing by your door, other dogs in the building and potty training without a backyard. Despite this, 58% of pet-owning renters own a dog, according to a recent Rent.com survey. But don't worry --training your pup to live (and behave) in your apartment is entirely possible! Credit: Getty Creative Foot Traffic When you live in an apartment building, your neighbors are going to walk by your door, especially if you live near the lobby, elevator or other area with high foot traffic. If your dog is anything like my Chihuahua mix, foot traffic-particularly if that neighbor has a dog with...