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Why does my dog eat poop and how do I stop him? Stopping Coprophagia in Dogs

A fairly common, if unpleasant, behavior in dogs is the act of eating feces, or coprophagia. Seeing your dog eat poop is not a pleasant sight. Yet this behavior, known as coprophagia, is actually very common. Many dogs eat poop, and there is no general consensus as to what the root causes of coprophagia are. […]

How to Stop a Dog from Digging: Tips for Saving Your Garden While Keeping Your Dog Occupied

A digging dog can be very frustrating, especially if you value your yard or garden. Here are some dog training tips to stop a dog from digging. Just like their wild ancestors, dogs are expert diggers and, due to a variety of factors, your canine companion may sometimes decide to excavate your backyard. If this […]

Dog Training Basics : How to Get Your Dog to Behave

Dog training is an essential part of raising a puppy, or even a grown dog. Training can help make you and your pet’s lives easier and more fun. Dog training  is an important aspect of dog ownership, and can seem daunting. It’s true, there’s a lot dogs need to learn, but with the proper mindset […]

Dog Training Basics

Whether you send your dog to school or train him at home, consistency is the key to good behavior. You and your dog may seek training for a variety of reasons: obedience, conformation or agility. Many different options are available to suit both of you. If you decide to send your dog to school remember […]

Different Types of Dog Collars: Finding the Right One for Your Pet

Dog collars vary greatly in form and function. Here’s a guide to choosing the right one for your canine companion. The number and variety of dog collars and leashes on the market can be overwhelming, and each one can serve a different purpose or objective. Depending on the needs of you and your dog, you […]

Dealing with Possessive Toy Behavior

This can be a very dangerous condition and is best left for professionals. If you have any concern for your safety or believe your dog may be toy or food aggressive, please contact a training professional or your veterinarian. Possessive toy behavior can be as non threatening as a dog’s avoidance when you try to […]

Crate Training Your Dog

While a crate might seem like a cell to you, it can be a haven for your dog when he is trained properly. Crate training is an effective and versatile way to train your dog to control and manage his behavior. By giving your dog a confined space he can get accustomed and attached to, […]

Aggressive Dog Behavior Can Lead to Biting: Learn How to Tell if a Dog Will Bite and How to React

Aggressive Dog Behavior Can Lead to Biting: Learn How to Tell if a Dog Will Bite and How to React Sometimes, even the most diligent dog training can’t prevent a bite. It’s important to know the signs that a bite is coming and how you can act to deter this. Though dog training can help greatly […]

Mind Your Manners: Begging

Begging is a problem behavior where dogs will paw, whine, or bark to solicit food during his owner’s mealtime or anytime food is present. Jason volunteers at the John A. Bukowski Shelter for Animals in Bloomfield, NJ and provides in-home, private obedience training and behavior modification. He specializes in housebreaking, owner-leadership, obedience, socialization, and behavioral […]

Separation Anxiety

Dogs that experience separation anxiety can be trained to overcome their fears. It happens every time you leave the house. Your normally sweet Fido morphs into a canine catastrophe: chewing, barking, urinating, destroying household items and terrorizing your other pets. Upon your return, Fido greets you with unrestrained exuberance – as if you’ve been gone […]

How to Stop Your Dog From Jumping on People

With patience and consistent training, any dog owner can teach his dog not to jump on people. Sure it’s cute when your new puppy runs over to you as you walk in the door and jumps up to greet you. It’s not as cute, however, when your 100 pound “puppy” continues to enthusiastically knock you […]

Preventing Unwanted Urination Behaviors

Different types of aberrant urination behaviors warrant different solutions. Often, a house-trained dog will urinate unexpectedly in the home. Dogs urinate for many reasons besides the simple need for elimination, including submissive peeing, territorial marking, and in response to extreme excitement. Because this behavior is instinctive, training is usually the only effective way to curb […]

How to Stop Rampant Chewing

All dogs chew. But if it becomes excessive, you will need to train your dog to redirect his chewing. To get your dog’s chewing under control, first assess his environment and daily routine. Like barking, dogs will chew out of boredom, loneliness or anxiety. First, try exercising your dog daily to release any extra tension. […]

Demonstrating Leadership at The Door

Moving through doorways with your dog on a leash can help develop the relationship you have with your dog as the leader. When you move through different parts of the house or outside for a walk, either you or your dog will be leading the way. It is important to remember that leaders move first […]

How to Stop Excessive Barking

Determining the cause of bad behavior is always recommended; excessive barking is no exception. Though barking may be an annoyance, remember that occasional barking—at appropriate times—is positive and healthy for your dog. When the barking becomes non-stop or excessive, it is important to gain control of the situation before it gets out of hand. Assess […]