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Reining in Dogs with Wanderlust

Having a dog run away is a reality many dog-owners face at one point or another. But if your dog bolts from the home, then it might take some extra training to keep him from getting hurt, stolen or worse.

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Your Puppy’s Development: 6-12 months

Congratulations, your puppy is now reaching adolescence! During these “teenage years” you can expect your pup to be a bit of a handful, but she’ll emerge as a full-grown doggy adult before you know it and you will miss these silly puppy days. S

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Your Puppy’s Development: 3-6 months

Between three and six months old, your puppy is starting to find his place in the “pack” that is your family. It is important to provide leadership that establishes a healthy balance of power between you and your furry member of the family, while also making him feel loved and welcomed.

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Your Puppy’s Development: 9-12 Weeks

The period between nine and twelve weeks is the time during which a puppy really hones her social skills, is open to learning and starts acting more and more like a full-fledged canine. She’ll begin chasing things, and this is a prime time to begin basic obedience training.

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Your Puppy’s Development: 8 Weeks

The time has finally come! After a long several weeks, your puppy has finally reached the age of homecoming and can travel to his new family.

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Your Puppy’s Development: 7 Weeks

At seven weeks old, your puppy is nearly ready to come home! Seeing how active she can be during this stage, it’s clear that she’s almost ready for a new chapter in her life.

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Dog Walking Etiquette

Have you ever considered there is a certain way you, as a pup parent, should behave when walking your furry child? Here’s a helpful list of do’s and don’ts to help you master dog-walking, prevent potential problems with other dogs and people you encounter on your walks, and make it an overall enjoyable experience for both you and your pup!

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SERIES: When The Bite’s Bigger Than The Bark: Aggression in Dogs Part 3

Just like humans, dogs have faults and behaviors that need correcting. And one of those common issues is aggression. In this final part to our special series, we hold a microscope to four additional classifications of aggression.

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SERIES: When The Bite’s Bigger Than The Bark: Aggression in Dogs Part 2

To better equip you with information and tools for how to rehabilitate an aggressive dog, in the second part of our three part series, we explore four additional types of aggression, the respective motives and recommended training approaches.

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SERIES: When The Bite’s Bigger Than The Bark: Aggression in Dogs Part 1

Aggression in dogs is a scary, yet complex behavioral pattern, but is common and treatable with an intensive training plan. By watching out for the signs early on and addressing them, aggression issues can be overcome.

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5 Basic Commands to Teach Your Dog

When teaching your dog obedience, many dog owners like to start with the following five basic commands: sit, stay, come, lay down and leave it. These simple commands will be helpful in everyday interactions with your pup, and will serve as the foundation for training later on.

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K9 Veterans Day: A Day to Say ‘Thank You’ to Military Dogs

On March 13, we recognize K9 Veterans Day, a day to salute the brave war dogs for their service to the U.S. military. Let’s learn more about these paw-some military pups!

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A Step by Step Tutorial to Leash Training

We’ve all seen those dogs. The ones who zig-zag every which way on their walks. Those who mark on every tree. Those who drag their owners down the street. It begs the question: Who’s walking who anyway?

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