Phase One: Respect through Repetition

Phase One: Respect through Repetition

If you have a dog with a sharp temperament, he needs someone to set more limits with him. Soft personalities are more sensitive and engage in direction more easily. You should never be harsh, but you should be firm. Once you decide that you are going to require something or engage in an activity, be sure you follow through. But you must first have a vision of what you want in order for you to know where you are going, and you can’t …

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Understanding Cage Rage

Understanding Cage Rage

Have you ever heard the term “cage rage”? Cage rage looks like an intense aggression problem. Dogs are naturally den animals. They should enjoy their crates and see them as a refuge to get away from it all some times. Cage rage is not an aggression problem at all, but it’s based on being anxious and fearful and not trusting the crate.

Some dogs have anxiety from the beginning. Crying, screaming, and yelling to get out of the crate on their first …

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Is my dog fat?

Studies show that over 53% of dogs are overweight or “obese”, to put that percentage into perspective that means there are over 41.1 million dogs classified as overweight or obese. Ironically enough, 22% of pet owners characterize their pets as “normal weight” when they are actually obese… so the question is, is my dog fat?

Most people that come into our center know that their dogs are overweight and laugh it off when we comment on their dog’s weight, but rarely does the dog lose any …

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Tips for Adult Dog Housebreaking

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Housebreaking an adult dog can be difficult but not impossible. Keep in mind that even though your dog is an adult, do not leave him or her unsupervised in your house. If you can’t watch them at all times, set them up a comfy kennel or crate where your dog can feel safe and secure when they’re not around you. (Dogs naturally will not go to the bathroom where they …

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