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Puppies to seniors – help your dog be a well-mannered pooch

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Understand what makes your dog tick

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Solving Behavior Problems

Help for dogs who are fearful, anxious and/or aggressive or whose behavior is simply making life difficult

Latest Articles

Fighting Pack-Mates, Oh My!

A veterinarian asked me one time if I handled inner-pack aggression. I winced, took a deep breath and said something non-committal. I've given a lot of thought to that over the years. Dogs usually don't fight in a vacuum. The humans are part of the mix. And it is dang...

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Overly Reactive Dogs

Overly Reactive Dogs

What is really happening when your dog loses his mind. "Reactive" as it relates to dogs, simply describes dogs that “lose their mind” in certain situations. The behaviors associated with reactivity can involve barking, lunging, barking, screaming, barking and pulling....

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New Dog Adjustment Period

New dogs need time to adjust. The rule of thumb is four to twelve months. It does not matter if the dog’s background was bad or pretty good, nor does it matter that your home is wonderful. Change is stressful for most dogs. It will take four months for them to begin...

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