#dogbehavior

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Five Steps to Stopping Unwanted Behavior - Whole Dog Journal

Most of the time, when dogs do something we don’t want them to do (such as stealing our socks or jumping on our elderly aunt), the first thing out of our mouths is “NO!” We’ve all done it. But you may have had a dog trainer or two tell you not to

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Five Steps to Stopping Unwanted Behavior - Whole Dog Journal

Most of the time, when dogs do something we don’t want them to do (such as stealing our socks or jumping on our elderly aunt), the first thing out of our mouths is “NO!” We’ve all done it. But you may have had a dog trainer or two tell you not to

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4 of the Most Common Dog Behaviors, Decoded

What’s up, Fido? Get the scoop behind four common dog behaviors to understand what your furry friend is trying to say to you.

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How Much Training Does Your Dog Really Need?

Teaching a dog new behaviors can be lots of fun, and there are tons of people and dogs who thoroughly enjoy daily training and engaging in various canine sports or activities. However, it s equally important to give yourself permission to take the pressur

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New Research: Does Neutering Help With Aggression?

It's long been accepted that neutering will help improve behavior. But what does does research show? Does Neutering Help With Aggression?

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Dog Etiquette: Turning Your Dog Into a Gracious Guest | The Bark

Shortly after we were married, my husband and I spent the holidays with my in-laws, and we brought our young dog, Bugsy. He was social; had an excellent stay; came when called; had no history of food thievery; and would not lift his leg indoors, even on a

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Dogs rush to help when owners cry, study suggests - CNN

Dogs will move faster to be with their owners, on average, if the owner is crying versus humming a tune, a small study finds.

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A Guide to Dog Behaviors and What They Mean

Have you ever wanted a doggie translator? A dog’s actions speak a thousand words, and this guide will teach you about dog behaviors and what they mean.

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Your Dog Feels No Shame

You've seen those guilty countenance of dogs in response to bad behavior, but is the dog actually fessing up a no-no, or is something else going on here?

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Do Dogs Know Themselves? | The Bark

Dogs know individuals. Your dog knows I am not you and you are not me. Your dog knows that Rudy down the block is exceptional at playing, but Spot is not. If dogs can recognize individuals, and your dog is an individual, might your dog know himself? As an

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New Study Finds Key to Faster, More Effective Dog Training

Most owners focus on the training session itself, but researchers are now realizing that good training methods may not be enough for success.

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6 Essential Things to Teach to Have a Good Dog.

6 Essential Things to Teach to Have a Good Dog. Want a well-mannered pooch? Teach these things first! If you were asked to define what it means to have a trained dog what would you say? If we asked that question to 10 different people, I'm willing to bet

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10 Signs Your Dog Is Happy

Do you know if your dogs are happy? Here are 10 signs your dog is a happy camper.

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How to walk a dog

How to walk a dog is a crucial step in managing dog behavior, says Doggy Dan, expert dog trainer and behaviorist.

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Ears Held Back | The Bark

The eyes may be the mirror to the soul, and careful observations of both the mouth and the tail can yield all sorts of information about a dog’s intentions and emotional state, but the ears are a different matter altogether. The ears are more challengin

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De-Bunking the "Alpha Dog" Theory

Whole Dog Journal helps dispel the myth of alpha dog behavior and explains why its very mention is dangerous to all dogs.

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5 Steps to Deal With Dog Growling | Whole Dog Journal

Whole Dog Journal contributor Pat Miller explains dog growling and dog language; growling is a valuable means of communication for a dog.

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Training a Dog to Make Choices | Whole Dog Journal

One would expect that the rise of force-free training methods and the increased awareness of and respect for dogs as sentient creatures would make life easier for them. We should expect to see a corresponding rise in the number of calm, stable, well-adjus

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Dog Training - Achieving Greatness Takes Hard Work

To be great at anything in life requires some genetic talent and hard work. As a dog trainer I see these same dynamics with dogs and dog training every day.

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Science Looks at Why and How Wet Dogs Shake

New data shows that dogs evolved mechanisms that allow them to shake nearly 70 percent of the water from their fur in about 4 seconds. It is a matter of survival, but it also depends on the size of the dog.

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Your Dog Can’t Be In Pain As He Runs and Plays? Think Again!

Pain can contribute to your pet's behavioral issues and can be challenging to diagnose.

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Preventing Dog Bites to Kids

“Our dog bit our son completely out of the blue! There is no way we could have seen it coming.” I hear this sentiment from parents all the time, as do all other behaviorists and trainers, but we know it’s not true. Dogs rarely, if ever, bite without