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Stylish & Functional Dog Collar Accessories

April 26, 2021
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Frankly, the most important function of a dog collar is, well…function! It needs to deliver on safety, comfort, and adjustability. Collars ensure safety for you, your dog, other dogs, and…

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How to Use a Slip Leash Correctly

February 27, 2021
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Before we answer the question ‘how to use a slip leash correctly’ there may be other questions to answer first. For all the shapes and sizes there are for dogs,…

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learn why you might need a martingale dog collar

Why Your Dog Might Need a Martingale Collar

February 23, 2021
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There is a dizzying array of collar options, as any dog owner has quickly learned by setting foot in any standard pet store. Size, fit, style, color, and fabric are…

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why do dogs pull on the leash when going for a walk

Dog Behavior: Why do Dogs Pull on the Leash?

January 31, 2021
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Walking your dog is a great activity for you and your dog. You get to take in the fresh air, it’s healthy to get the exercise and often a chance…

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Stress Signals

Stress Signals

June 9, 2017
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Dogs are very good communicators. The problem is that they do not communicate in the same way that we do. Dogs use their body language to communicate. If you observe…

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On Raising Puppies to Become Service Dogs

On Raising Puppies to Become Service Dogs

May 31, 2017

The first question out of everyone’s mouth is “How can you let them go?” When I first started raising puppies for Guiding Eyes for the Blind, I didn’t know how…

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The Fearful Dog—Part 2

The Fearful Dog—Part 2

May 24, 2017
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You own a fearful dog. You need to build trust with the dog and help the dog to feel safe. Let’s get started. First, don’t dwell on your dog’s negative…

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Eye Contact and Involvement

Eye Contact and Involvement

April 28, 2017

Direct eye contact is viewed as a threat in the canines’ body language. When two dogs greet, if one makes direct eye contact, hopefully the second dog will look away…

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Glossary of Dog Training Terms

Glossary of Dog Training Terms

March 7, 2017

Are you about to start training your dog, or enroll your pet in a professional trainer’s class? The following dog training terms are commonly encountered, and to give you a…

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Practice Being a Good Leader to Your Dog

Practice Being a Good Leader to Your Dog

February 22, 2017
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What does it mean to be a good leader to your dog? Does it mean that you physically dominate your dog or teach your dog to do what you say…

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