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Puppy & Dog Behavior Training – Proven Techniques To Help Solve Problem Behaviors

How To Solve and Prevent Your Dog's Problem Behaviors When we talk about dog behavior training, people usually think of two things: Behavior modification for dogs who've developed behavioral problems, and basic obedience training that every puppy needs. It's very rare for a dog owner to go their whole life without running into a behavior problem. Even letting aside the challenges of training a p ...

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Stop Your Dog’s Excessive Barking In Its Tracks

If you've got a dog who's a motormouth, then read on! The answer for how to stop your dog from barking isn't completely clear-cut, but it can be done. It's important to realize first of all that barking is completely normal. There are many reasons why a puppy might become overly yappy, so this page is about how to stop dog barking that's out of control. Below, I'll talk about the rea ...

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What to Do About Dog-to-Dog Aggression?

Aggression between dogs is not easy to deal with, especially if both dogs are dear to you. However, serious dog-to-dog aggression cannot be ignored, because if it's left unchecked, it will almost always get worse. The causes are complex and they're not always the same. Maybe one dog wants to claim alpha rights and is trying to take over the pack by making your other dogs submit; maybe your dog is jealous an ...

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Stop Running Away!

How to Train Your Dog to Behave When the Door is Open, or Prevent Roaming When Your Dog is Loose Does your dog squeeze out the door and go running every chance he gets? Does following or chasing him only result in more running away? Nobody wants their dog to be hurt or lost, but dogs don't understand the words "you could get hit by a car!" So you have to train them to stop running away in a way that dogs un ...

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Stop Fence Jumping!

Understand Why Your Dog Wants to Jump the Fence, and Train Him to Stop Fence-jumping is one of the harder behavior problems to solve. Your dog's natural instinct is to be free and roam the streets and countryside, and that's going to work against you. However, it's far from impossible, because he also has other instincts that work in your favor. The first thing to know is that escaping the yard is its own r ...

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Stop Dog Chewing Through Behavior Training

Dogs chew, especially puppies. Don't be frustrated - I'll help you stop them. For a dog, chewing on things is a normal and healthy activity. Most dog toys revolve around chewing - but you don't want them chewing on your shoes, on bottles of cleaning products, or your electronics! If it fits in their mouth, it's fair game for chewing. That is, up until you set the proper boundaries through my favorite three ...

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Jumping Up on People

How to Stop a Dangerously Affectionate Behavior When they're puppies, you might laugh about this, but when they're adults, you'll wish you hadn't. Dogs who've taken to jumping up on people are cute, but it's annoying to be the target, especially if they won't stop. Aside from being annoying, even a medium sized dog can hurt a child while jumping up, and a big dog can possibly hurt an adult by doing it. At t ...

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How to Stop Puppy Whining Habits

Train "Yourself" to Reduce Your Dog's Whinging and Whining Habits and Identify Genuine Problems Your Dog Might Whine About Puppies are babies, so it makes perfect sense that, if they want attention, protection, or food, they're going to whine and cry. Like with any "little one," that noise makes us immediately want it to stop! If your puppy is growing up or is already an adult dog, and they're still in the ...

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How To Stop Separation Anxiety In Dogs

Throughout these puppy training articles, I've talked a lot about the importance of creating a relationship of leadership and trust, and even dependence, between you and your puppy. However, there does come a point where this relationship can be too strong. "I felt like I could never leave my dog alone, and his Separation Anxiety would break my heart.  Now I can leave the house whenever I want, and my dog c ...

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How to Stop Dogs from Digging

Whether it's the kitchen tile, or the vegetable garden, or an escape tunnel under the fence, a digging dog can become a problem. I've had to learn, for my own reasons (vegetable gardens) how to stop dogs from digging over the years, so here's a summary of what's worked for me. The first thing to know is that this is a normal behavior which your dog has to be trained against. You can't expect a dog to follow ...

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How to Stop Dogs Eating Dog Poop

Dog Coprophagia - It's Not Just Disgusting, It's a Health Risk How To Stop Dogs Eating Dog Poop One thing's for sure - this is a behavioral problem that nobody ignores. It's hard to stomach being social with a dog who's been caught eating dog poop. Coprophagia (yes, there's a word that means "eating poop") is more common in puppies, but any dog can pick up the habit. Sadly, it's not one of the best-understo ...

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How to Stop a Puppy From Biting

It seems cute and harmless, at first, to let a puppy bite during play. But for the long term, if you treat your puppy's play-biting as fine and cute, the dog will grow up to believe that biting, nipping and mouthing at you is ... fine and cute. So, in this article, I'll explain how to stop a puppy from biting for the long term. Nipping and biting during teething is normal. Puppies need to exercise their tee ...

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Helping Your Dog Overcome Submissive Urination

Does your dog respond to stress by urinating indoors? To deal with submissive urination in dogs, first you need to understand it. It's time once again to crawl inside the canine mind and learn what makes a dog decide to pee themselves, and how to help them overcome that reflex. What Causes a Dog's Submissive Urination? You might have noticed a few things about submissive urination already: The dog is watchi ...

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Dog Food Aggression

What Does it Mean? What Do You Do About It? Why would your dog be worried about you coming after his food? It baffles most dog owners right from the start, but at the same time we can make the mistake of thinking it's cute. It's not. Dog food aggression, where your dog assumes a defensive or even aggressive posture every time you come near his food bowl, has a variety of causes. At best, it's a simple misun ...

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