Tools and Resources for Dogs

  • Using a Dog Treadmill

    Using a Dog Treadmill

    There are many reasons to use a dog treadmill: poor mobility in dog owners, physical rehabilitation for dogs, humidity and heat, cold, ice and painful salt on sidewalks. Or perhaps your dog just has an abundance of energy. A treadmill may be just the thing to add to daily outdoor walks. But there is probably…

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  • 6 Other Ways to Keep Others Away From Your Dog

    6 Other Ways to Keep Others Away From Your Dog

    Of course we rely on our voice to communicate to other that they should keep their distance. However there are some of the pitfalls dog handlers run into that sometimes makes this simple solution not so simple. Pitfalls So we’ve put some suggestions together on what else has worked for other people who might help…

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  • New Invention that Could Help Separation Anxiety?

    New Invention that Could Help Separation Anxiety?

    Video chat with your dog?  There’s an app for that! Dogs are increasingly left alone for long periods of time as we go about our busy lives.  This is particularly difficult for dogs that experience separation anxiety.  But what if there was an invention that could help separation anxiety? The idea came from a 14…

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  • Controlling dog aggression by using a dog muzzle

    Controlling dog aggression by using a dog muzzle

    If it is possible your dog might bite, or your dog is aggressive, snarky or reactive, or if your dog is in a situation where they are in pain, you really should consider investing in and training your dog to wear a dog muzzle. On the one hand, people can feel more confident when their…

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  • [VIDEO] How to Fit the Gentle Leader Like a Pro

    You can buy the Gentle Leader almost anywhere now, including on Amazon. It is often recommended when dealing with or trying to control a lunging, pulling or aggressive dog. See more information on managing an aggressive dog with a head halter. Yet there are still a few dog owners (even some trainers) who haven’t learned…

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  • [VIDEO] Make a Target Stick Work For You

    Using a target stick is not essential for treating dog aggression.  However they can be very useful for training!  And training can be fun – especially this kind. It works by teaching the dog to touch the end of the target stick or pole. This way you can teach your dog to follow it.  This is useful for encouraging…

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  • [VIDEO] What Everyone Ought to Know About Petting Dogs

    [VIDEO] What Everyone Ought to Know About Petting Dogs

    If we like dogs, we love to pet them.   And we take it for granted that dogs like being petted, too. In fact some studies show that pet petting can be relaxing for both animals and humans.  But do all of them love it?  Do they always enjoy it every time?  How can we…

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  • Dog and Toddler Safety: How to prevent bites

    Dog and Toddler Safety: How to prevent bites

    Statistically more children are seen by hospitals for dog bites than any other age group. It is simply far too easy for children to get bitten because they play with dogs the most and in ways that are more likely to alarm dogs.  In addition, they have less experience in reading the warning signs and are less able to defend themselves.…

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  • 15 ways you can help your dog beat boredom (Part 3)

    15 ways you can help your dog beat boredom (Part 3)

    This is Part 3 of our Environmental Enrichment series where we give you 15 tips on how to mentally and sometimes physically stimulate your dog. Many of these suggestions involve food, since dogs would naturally spend a lot of time tracking down food in the wild.  For example, African wild dogs spend an average of 3 and a…

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