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When Should Dogs Start Agility Training?

Agility is one of the fastest growing sports for dogs, according to the American Kennel Club. One way to start training is to enroll in an agility class after your dog has completed basic obedience training. Keep in mind that this is not just a playtime for the dogs; you are both there to learn, exe

Overcoming Male Dog Breeding Problems

Dog breeding can be challenging. Males dogs have certain problems, especially young or inexperienced dogs. Sometimes male dogs don't seem interested in the female, or they have problems mounting or penetrating. There are things you can try to correct these and other problems with male dogs.

How to Teach Your Chihuahua Pup to Eliminate on Command

Do you think Chihuahua potty training is not easy to do? It is not difficult at all, just be patient and consistent in training your puppy. Chihuahuas are intelligent dogs, you can learn this little doggie to do his business indoors on a litter box or outdoors on command, or both like we did...

Interactive Outdoor Toy Ideas for Dogs

A dog can get a workout and burn off energy by chasing a Frisbee or a with ball image by Paul Retherford from Fotolia.comDogs require exercise as much as they need food and water. Outdoor toys are an effective way to keep canines fit while burning off their high levels of energy....

The Alpha Dog

How do you handle an alpha dog, and what do I mean by an alpha dog? An alpha dog is one who assumes that he or she is leader of the pack - and in a family situation, the leader of the family pack.

Description of a Bernese Mastiff

Bernese or mountain mastiffs are a cross between Bernese mountain dogs and mastiffs. Bernese mastiffs can boast the best of both worlds. Bernese mountain dogs are smart, swift herders with beautiful coloring, and mastiffs are loyal protectors with a heritage that dates back thousands of years.

Handling Puppy Separation Anxiety

Does your puppy tear up your home when left alone or make other unpleasant "gifts" for you while you are away? There are many common misconceptions associated with puppy separation anxiety. Sometimes the owner just assumes that the puppy is being "bad" and punishes the puppy when

How to Breed Boxers

Boxers are hunting dogs and have been recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) since 1904. They get along well with other pets, but they enjoy running after other dogs and people. They are fawn or brindle in color and have short hairs that are smooth. Boxers are good-natured and are loyal to the

Why Should You Use Clicker Training For Obedience With Your Dog?

Canine training for obedience has today become an essential ingredient for any healthy human dog relationship. Obedience training happens to be a general term. Clicker training for obedience aims to accomplish building or strengthening a close, healthy, and appropriate relationship between you as we

How Does a Dog Adapt to Its New Home?

Bringing the Dog HomeFor any dog coming into a new home, there is a transition period. This process is usually easier for puppies because their memory span is rather short and so it's not as difficult for them to get over their old environment. Still, regardless of age, there is a period...

Dog Obedience Training - Dog Training Techniques

Almost each and every owner of a dog trains his or her own pet. But despite everything the success rate is too low. The reason for this is not far to see. If you are the owner and also the trainer you must have some special qualities within you. What are they? You must have flexibility, consistency,

What to Expect Your Puppy's First Night

Bringing home a new puppy is an exciting day, for both you and the puppy. Soft, playful and cuddly, a puppy delights the whole family, adding joy and fun to your life. Although puppies have a wide range of temperaments, knowledge of how puppies act in a new home will help you prepare to make his fir

Which Are Healthier - Purebred, Mixed-Breed Or Hybrid?

When making your decision of what type of dog it is important to consider the health issues a breed may be predisposed to. There are many things that should be discussed so you will have a healthy happy dog that is right for your family. There are different schools of thought about which is generall

Dog Treats From Home

Many dog owners like to pamper their dogs with homemade dog treats. If you are like many other dog owners, you love to reward your little pup when they behave properly or learn a new trick.