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Rescue Dog Series Part 2: Putting an End to Aggressive Behaviors

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As we dive into part two of my rescue dog series, we’re going to be talking about a very serious issue…aggression. Aggression (toward people and other animals) is one of the biggest reasons shelter dog’s get sent back to their rescue facility. It’s also a reason some people dump their rescue dogs on the side […]

Celebrating National DogWeek: A Tribute to 10 Incredible Canine Companions

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“Dogs’ lives are too short. Their only fault, really.” ― Agnes Sligh Turnbull This quote from Agnes Turnbull couldn’t be more true. When a special dog comes into your life, something magical happens and you forge a bond with your pup that can never be broken—even long after your beloved pup leaves this earth. From […]

Rescue Dog Series (Part 1): 5 Ways to Help Your Dog Overcome Resource Guarding Behavioral Issues

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If you’ve followed me for any period of time, have read my blogs, watched my podcasts, or followed me on social media, you know that I am a huge advocate for rescuing dogs. Adopt don’t shop! It warms my heart to see and hear from so many of you that have rescued dogs. Thanks for […]

Doggy Dan’s Training Tips: How to Potty Train an Adult Dog

A lot of people tend to struggle with potty training their pets…particularly new puppies! But, over the last few months I’ve gotten many requests asking me to talk about potty training older dogs. I can see where people might struggle here…especially if your new canine companion is an older dog who came from a rescue! […]

Dog-On-Dog Aggression Solved: Transforming Two Dogs Who Tried to Kill Each Other

Dog-on-dog aggression is a serious behavioral issue that many dog owners face when bringing a new canine into their home. If you’re struggling with dog-on-dog aggression in your home, I want you to know two things. First, you are not alone. Second, there IS a solution that can help you put an end to your […]

Dog Nail Care: How to Properly Cut Your Dog’s Nails + My Favorite Nail Care Products

When it comes to canine care, most dog owners understand the importance of… Feeding their pup a quality dog food for optimal health. Choosing safe toys to provide their dog with stimulation and fun. Providing their canine companion with daily exercise. Taking their dog for routine wellness visits to the vet. Creating a safe environment […]

Why is My Dog So Itchy: Spring Allergies and Natural Skin Care for Dogs

In different parts of the world, spring has sprung! And you know what that means—spring allergies. While this time of year is often beautiful with budding trees and beautiful flowers, it can be difficult on our canine companions—especially those who like to roll around in the fresh grass! If your pup has allergies, you may […]

Dog Nutrition: The Best Vegetables to Incorporate Into Your Dog’s Diet…And what NOT to add!

If you have children, you know how important it is to ensure they get adequate nutrition for optimal health. This might mean sneaking extra fruits and veggies into their meals to help them grow big and strong. Yet, when it comes to furchilden, we often just assume their dog food has everything they need to […]

The Missing Link: Why You’re Struggling to Train Your Pup and How a Comprehensive Dog Training Program Can Help

The second you bring a new dog into your home, your life changes forever. While most of the changes are positive, you might also find yourself wondering, “what did I get myself into?” Just like humans, dogs can come with a variety of behavioral challenges that occur in both puppyhood and adulthood. Challenges such as… […]

Fake Turf Vs. Real Grass: The Pros and Cons of Accessible Grass Potty Patches for Dogs

People all over the world own dogs. Some are posh apartment pets, while others spend their days running around on farms. The common denominator of all of these dogs?…They all have to use the bathroom! If you live in a nice suburban area with a fenced-in backyard or a rural piece of land where your […]

Celebrating Diversity: Doggy Dan’s Dog Training Programs Made Accessible for Deaf Dog Owners

One of the greatest joys in life is dog ownership. Knowing this, we believe everyone should have the opportunity to benefit from the companionship of a canine! This being said, we know there are some circumstances that make owning and training a dog a little more challenging. And upon reflection of our own training programs, […]

How to Get Kids Involved While Training Your Dog at Home

In order to properly train your dog at home, you need to establish a clear, consistent training routine for your pup. This means… Setting firm boundaries. Sticking to a set routine (meal times, potty breaks, walks,etc.). Strategically rewarding your dog for good behavior. Following through with time outs when your pup struggles to listen. Maintaining […]

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