Maybe your dog has been acting out of character lately. He is usually a calm, social, and friendly pooch. Recently, however, you’ve been noticing him pacing more than usual and relieving himself in places that he shouldn’t. Sometimes he even may growl and be aggressive despite being unprovoked. Such behavior may lead you to wonder if your dog needs therapy. The reality … [Read more...] about Does Your Dog Need Therapy?
If you need a dog trainer, this article is for you. Below we’ve featured 10 of the best dog trainers in Charlotte, NC. 1. Mariah Hinds Dog Training Committed dog trainer and owner Mariah Hinds offers a wide range of training services to pups and their owners in Charlotte, NC, and beyond. Mariah has over 18 years of training experience and is certified through the Council for … [Read more...] about 10 of the Best Dog Trainers in Charlotte, NC
For most dog owners, it’s more reasonable to keep their pets at home rather than let them roam the yard freely. The same goes for putting a dog in a crate instead of letting it wander around the house when you're not home. You should crate a young pup or possibly a senior dog every time you leave the house. However, leaving your dog in the crate for more than a few hours is … [Read more...] about Should You Crate a Dog Anytime You Leave the House?
We know that your choice of dog trainer can make all the difference in whether your dog works out in your home. We also know it can take hours (that you don't have) to find the perfect dog trainer for your own situation. We’ve done the research for you and gathered a list of some of the best dog trainers in Chicago along with their areas of expertise. In this post, … [Read more...] about 9 Exceptional Dog Trainers in Chicago
If you plan on bringing a new puppy into your home and you already have another dog, you may wonder if it’s okay to establish different rules. Or maybe you and your partner have contrasting rules, like your partner doesn't mind if one dog is on the couch while the other has to be off the sofa. Will your dogs understand what’s happening with inconsistent rules like this, or … [Read more...] about Can You Have Different Rules for Different Dogs?
When out in nature or on a walk with your dog, there’s a slight chance that you may come face-to-face with wildlife like coyotes or bears. While these creatures are very threatening, it is possible to scare them off by having your dog bark at them. Barking dogs can scare away coyotes and bears quickly. However, this isn't always the case, as some coyotes and bears are more … [Read more...] about Do Barking Dogs Scare Away Coyotes and Bears?
There are a few super important things you’ll want to know before hiring a dog trainer. My family used one dog trainer whom we felt was a bit odd. Later I discovered she had gone completely overboard and wouldn’t return a dog to its owners due to “its bad behavior”. (What!!!???) Believe me, I went through a lot of dog trainers before finding the one dog trainer that was … [Read more...] about What to Know Before Hiring a Dog Trainer
If your dog is biting, you may be wondering if you can use an ecollar to stop biting behavior. I wondered the same thing after my dog bit me and knocked me down multiple times. You may see on my Dog Products I Use page that I use a dog eCollar, along with the eCollar I found most reliable. See the eCollar I like here (after trying 3!) Before you judge me … [Read more...] about Use eCollar to Stop Biting
If you're ready to train your dog to bring home birds or other game, you may be wondering where to begin looking for hunting dog training. A common question inevitably arises as your search begins: Is field dog training the same as hunting dog training? While these two types of training may sound similar, there are key differences that distinguish field dog training … [Read more...] about Is Field Dog Training the Same as Hunting Dog Training?
I learned the most important dog training tip when living with a senior was teaching Blanco to "leave" food until he is told to eat it. This realization occurred after a senior family member dropped her pills on the floor under the kitchen table and Blanco scrambled to attention. Training your dog to leave food until given permission to eat isn't a hard command to … [Read more...] about Most Important Dog Training Tip for Seniors