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How to stop indoor marking behaviors in dogs

Supervise and separate A dog marks for several reasons. When a dog starts marking indoors, it is not only a cause for frustration, but can cause health problems to the humans. If there is more than one dog in the household the reason could be competition, sexual frustration, or... More

How to train a dog to stay in an unfenced yard

Boundary training in six weeks Don't fence me in! Educate your dog to stay within their natural boundaries, willingly. All dogs need boundaries and being naturally territorial will stake out their own. Use a dog's natural territorial instinct to educate to where boundaries begin and end. This... More

How to treat a bite wound on a dog to avoid infection

Cleaning wounds to prevent infections Bite wounds are easily infected as bacteria is driven down into the wound. Most bite wounds are a piercing as the tooth goes through the skin, although sometimes they do not break the skin and merely bruise it. However, infection can still... More

How to tell if a female dog is in heat

How to tell if a female dog is in heat Heat is another term for estrus (pronounced es-truss) the time of sexual receptivity for in-tact, or unspayed female dogs. What should one look for to tell if a female dog is in heat? An early sign a female dog may be going into heat is moodiness. There... More

How to calm a hyperactive dog

Calming techniques Hyperactivity in dogs can be the result of poor nutrition, lack of exercise, lack of mental stimulation, disorders in the neurological system, or genetic. Calming a hyperactive dog means teaching the dog what calm feels like and even adding specific music... More

How to change a dog’s bad behavior

Bad behavior can go quickly from mild to extreme Bad behavior can go from mild to extreme over time. Mild behaviors are categorized as jumping, stealing food, chewing, barking or chasing, and all are simply the nature of being a dog. These become bad behavior because they are socially... More

How to prevent redirected or respondent biting in dogs

Biting directed toward people, other dogs or objects One form of aggression is called redirected biting. This is one of the most volatile types of aggression and takes dedication to cure. If a dog becomes over-excited or over-stimulated and cannot get to the cause, the dog will redirect a bite to... More

How to keep dogs safe from dangerous foods

How to make healthy choices for your dog Dogs survived on table scraps for hundreds of years, but the human food supply has undergone many changes, including harmful preservatives and ingredients that clog arteries and trigger allergies. Unfortunately, commercial dog food has also undergone some... More

How to make homemade dog treats

Make your own organic dog treats. Some dog treats available in the stores tend to be full of ingredients that are almost empty of nutrition and at the very least, because of the fillers used by the big dog food companies, are adding to the digestion problems of your pet. The loyalty and... More

How to clean a dog crate

Clean your dog's crate with just a few supplies Using a crate to safely contain a dog can be a real advantage. It is particularly helpful when house training puppies, or containing a dog whilst the owners are out, or entertaining guests. A crate is like a safe-haven for a dog, and for it to be... More