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Dog Chewing: How to Keep Your Dog from Destroying Your Stuff

If you’ve ever had a dog… Chew up your brand-new shoes Gnaw on your furniture Tear up your carpet …you’re not alone. One of the most common behavioral issues dog owners come across is chewing. This makes sense as dogs have a natural instinct to gnaw on things. In fact, dogs should be given opportunities […]

Dog Safety: What to Do If You Encounter an Aggressive Dog

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 4.7 million dog bites occur in the United States each year. Out of those 4.7 million bites, 800,000 of them result in the need for medical care. According to these statistics, 1 out of every 69 people in the US has been bitten by a […]

Why Does My Dog Do This?…10 Odd Dog Behaviors Defined

It’s no secret that dogs and humans often exhibit very different behavioral habits. After all, if you walked around sniffing others people’s butts in an attempt to get to know them, you might be sent in for a mental evaluation. Yet, some of these odd behaviors—like sniffing butts or rolling around in stinky things—are very […]

Best Behaved Dog Breeds: Does Breed Determine a Dog’s Personality?

I often get asked the question, “What are the best behaved dog breeds?” And here’s my answer… The idea that a breed can determine a dog’s personality is one of the biggest dog myths in the world. There’s simply not such thing as a “best behaved dog breed.” For example, people assume that if you […]

Correcting Bad Dog Behavior: Why Your Dog Is like a Mirror

A lot of people ask me, how do I train my dog? Or even more important, how do I go about correcting bad dog behavior that already exists? And the answer is always this. When it comes to training a dog it’s important that we first start with a solid foundation. That’s where you get […]

Training Aggressive Dogs: Understanding Dominant and Fearful Aggression

Over the years, I’ve worked with thousands of unruly and aggressive dogs who were hostile to other dogs. And that’s what this is about…understanding dog-dog aggression. One encounter that sticks in my memory is a Great Dane Border Collie cross, who weighed close to 80 kg and was so aggressive that when I brought him […]

West Highland Terrier puppy socializing with larger dogs

west highland terrier puppy

In this video you’ll meet Horlicks, a West Highland Terrier puppy. Sh’e been introduced to my two girls, who are the first large dogs she’s ever met.  Calm energy is the key to puppy socialization Inca is very calm and relaxed, and that’s the invitation for the West Highland puppy, Horlicks, to come and play. […]

Dogs socializing, learning to read dogs body langauge

Dogs Socializing and reading Body Language

Watch as my two trained dogs Inca and Peanut, keep two large male Ridgeback Cross dogs (Nitro and Diesel) away until they are ready to say hello. Fascinating little interaction As you watch the dogs socializing, you’ll see their body language is a real giveaway – the flirting and the dance…! This is all about […]