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9 New Dog Tricks to Teach Your Dog

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It’s been a while since I’ve done a post on dog tricks, but I have to admit that I really love seeing dogs who know how to do something special. A while back, I taught Janice and Leroy how to fetch

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7 Things Beginners Need to Know About Lure Coursing

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If you aren’t a fanatic about dog sporting events, you may have never heard the term “lure coursing” before. Lure coursing is both a competitive event, and a non-competitive method for training and

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Getting Started in Lure Coursing Training (Video)

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If you have a very active dog and are finding it difficult to accommodate his exercise needs, lure coursing can be a great way for him to blow off some of that pent-up energy. Lure coursing training is

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Dog Bite Prevention for Kids

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My sister, Colleen, constantly refers to me as an FKIA – as near as I’ve been able to determine, it stands for “Famous Know It All.” She claims that I believe I know everything about everything,

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11 Fun Puppy Tricks to Teach Your Best Buddy

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Obedience training is very important for puppies and dogs. It not only works to make them good canine citizens, but it also keeps them safe – a dog who knows how to sit and stay, for instance, isn’t

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How to Stop Your Puppy from Begging

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Back when I first got my Boxers, Janice and Leroy, I had a coffee date with my friend Al. His Hannah, a Saint Bernard, was just in the prime of her life then, and she loved coming over to my house to play

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How to Get a Dog to Howl

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I’m not really sure why anyone would want to get their dog to howl – most of us want to work to prevent extreme vocalization on the part of our dogs. However, I have had a few people ask how to make

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10 Great Dog Walking Tips

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Let me say at the outset that not all of us walk our dogs every day. See Are There Any Reasons For Not Walking Your Dog for more thoughts on this highly contentious issue. I don’t walk Janice and Leroy

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Normal Dog Play vs. Aggression – Know the Difference and Keep Your Dogs Safe

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I remember back when I was about nine years old, “play fighting” with my friend Jerry. I think that’s something that most kids do, saying “Hey, let’s pretend we’re fighting!” and just going

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Tips for Creating Healthy Child/Dog Relationships

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There are very few things as heartwarming as kids and dogs playing together. They just seem, most of the time, to have a natural affinity for one another. It would be a mistake, though, to think that good

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Why is Your Dog Making Weird Noises?

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Janice’s puppies are now about six weeks old, and I’m just loving the adorable little sounds that they make! There’s nothing that adult dogs do that quite compares – in the puppy voices, I hear

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Help, My Dog Has a Problem With Kids!

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I’ve been very fortunate when it comes to dogs and kids.  Although I’ve never been all that partial to children myself, I’ve never had to sit back and say, “Wow, I think my dog has a problem with

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