Articles

8
Jul

Does Your Dog Own You?

A common concern of my client’s is that their dog is guarding/owning them. This is a serious situation that should be addressed and resolved right away. Unwanted guarding or ownership of a person by a dog is a symptom of a much bigger issue – lack of leadership. This occurs when the human has inadvertently relinquished (or never was) the

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8
Jul

Dog Training to Curb Aggression

Dogs Are Aggressive If They Are Trained Badly Many dogs are put down or abandoned due to their violent nature, but contrary to popular belief, breed has little to do with a dog’s aggressive behaviour compared to all the owner-dependant factors. This is shown in a new study from the University of Córdoba, which includes breeds that are considered aggressive

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8
Jul

Does Your Dog Chew Excessively ?

dog chewing,dog training If your dog chews excessively, dog bones may not be the answer. I am often asked to help with dogs that eat furniture, clothing, and often expensive household items. Typically the owner will attempt to cure the problem by stocking up on chew toys and doggie bones. It is also normal that this does not remedy the

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8
Jul

Our Training Philosophy

Although dogs and humans are separate species, they also share many areas of similarly regarding how they learn. Dogs have individual temperaments, just as humans have individual personalities. Recent research has strongly suggested that dogs even have emotions such as love and jealously. In fact, many of the newer studies on canine behavior confirm what most dog owners have instinctively

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8
Jul

How to Pick the Right Dog

Adopting a dog should not be taken lightly. Dog ownership is a lifelong commitment. Although it can never be a certainty that you will find the perfect dog for you, it is important to exercise sound judgment to improve the odds of success. After years of addressing behavioral problems in dogs, it has become my conclusion that many dog/owner problems

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8
Jul

Study Finds Dogs Resemble Owners

Study Finds Dogs Resemble Owners The old adage that people resemble their pet dogs may really be true, suggests a new study by US scientists. Pure-bred dogs can be matched to their owners by strangers most of the time. But the same does not hold true for mixed breed dogs, say Nicholas Christenfeld and Michael Roy, psychologists at the University

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8
Jul

Do Dogs Think?

Blue, Heather’s normally affectionate and obedient Rottweiler, began tearing up the house shortly after Heather went back to work as an accountant after several years at home. The contents of the trash cans were strewn all over the house. A favorite comforter was destroyed. Then Blue began peeing all over Heather’s expensive new living room carpet and systematically ripped through

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8
Jul

Dog Food

Pet Food Shopping Checklist The most reputable manufacturers of “superpremium” and “natural” foods agree with holistic veterinarians and other experts that the very best diet for your animal companion is one that you make yourself. A homemade diet, carefully balanced nutritionally and using organic foods, is closest to what Mother Nature intended. However, many of us do not have the

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8
Jul

What to do when your dog has a fever

As an owner it is important to know what to do when your dog is ill. There are many different things that can cause your dog to be ill, and many different things you can do based on the illness to help them feel better. If your dog is not feeling well, it usually makes an uncomfortable situation for both

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8
Jul

Stereotyping Dog Breeds

By By Cindy Wolff wolff@gomemphis.com September 29, 2002 Tank is a chocolate-colored muscle of a dog whose tail was partially amputated after it became infected from incessant wagging against a kennel wall. He sleeps at night cuddled with a stuffed animal; his thick neck bears the scars of a collar that was unmercifully too small. He’s never met a stranger

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