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Shock Collars May Soon Be a Thing of the Past – Positive Reinforcement Will Lead the Way in Training

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Almost everyone who reads my columns knows how much I love shock collars. Actually, that was a trick statement because if you are a regular reader, and you were paying attention to that sentence, you might

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12 Commands to Teach Every Dog

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Hey guys, it’s Ash. Time for another “Go ask Ash” story moment. A few days ago, I had Janice and Leroy with me in the car while I did a few drive-through errands. And at the bank, Leroy had stuck

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7 Reasons for These Gross Dog Habits

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One of the most fun parts of living with dogs to me is watching all their strange habits. I’ve talked about habits a few times before on the blog, because I find dog behavior so interesting. Everyone

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15 Rainy Day Activities to Do with Your Dog

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When the spring rain starts to hit my area, I always feel a bit of dread. Janice and Leroy are still young enough to get stir crazy fast, and with all their energy, being able to get them outside is very

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11 Ways to Be a Great Pet Sitter for First-Timers

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Over the years, I have ended up being a pet sitter more times than I can count. Janice and Leroy are laid back enough to allow us to host a guest every now and then, so that all means that I’m a good

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9 Fun Toys That Teach Your Dog How to Fetch

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Every morning like clockwork, I head outdoors to check on the hens and give Leroy and Janice a morning bathroom break. Leroy likes to follow me to the henhousebecause try as I might, I can’t get him

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4 Ways to Get Your Dog on a Schedule

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Hey guys, Ash here. I recently wrote a post for the blog about identifying signs of stress in your pup, and one of the things we talked about was the fact that dogs really love routine. It makes them feel

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7 Reasons to Use a Muzzle – and 2 Reasons Not To! (Video)

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When most dog owners think of muzzles, they tend to get a little bit uncomfortable. We’ve grown to think of muzzles as torture devices, or as warnings that a dog is violent. Even those who see the necessity

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3 Daily Routines to Establish for Your Dog

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Welcome back to the blog, it’s Ash again. This morning, Janice and Leroy made a beeline for the door, and after bundling up against the cold, I let them outside. While they took care of their business,

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8 Tips for Managing a Big Pack

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Do you have multiple dogs in your home? Maybe you recently decided to try your hand at fostering, or you saved a stray when you already had more than one dog. Perhaps someone in your family passed away

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7 Tips for Working Out with Your Senior Dog (Video)

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One of the most heartbreaking things I’ve ever witnessed was a dog trying to stay active even after getting arthritis in their later years. I saw it with my dog Gloria (my very first Boxer, who sold

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13 Basic Commands Every Dog Should Know (Video)

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Hey guys, it’s Ash. Time for another “Go ask Ash” story moment. A few days ago, I had Janice and Leroy with me in the car while I did a few drive-through errands. And at the bank, Leroy stuck his

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