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Dealing with Possessive Toy Behavior

Possessive toy behavior can be as non threatening as a dog’s avoidance when you try to take his toy away or it can be as serious as growling and snapping when you approach him In either...

Mind Your Manners: Begging

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,...

Separation Anxiety

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...

How to Stop Your Dog From Jumping 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...

Preventing Unwanted Urination Behaviors

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...

How to Stop Rampant 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...

Demonstrating Leadership at The Door

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 and determine...

How to Stop Excessive Barking

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...