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Learn how to relax, so your dog will not be misbehaving.

Part 1 of 2. One of the reasons why a dog misbehaves or is unstable is because the dog is stressed due to the fact dog owners are anxious, emotional or stressed too. Most dog owners have a hard time relaxing in general, especially when their dog is misbehaving or is unstable. Dog owners haven’t taught their dog how to relax so when the dog misbehaves, the owner is not able to relax the dog, Read more…

Is it rational to compare our pet dogs to wild animals?

For this article, I need to clear a few things in order for it to make sense. There are wild animals such as tigers, lions, and porcupines. There are also wild dogs like African wild dogs, Canids or Australian wild dogs and Dingos. Pet dogs are the regular Jack Russell, Golden retriever dogs… Wolves are distant cousins of pet dogs. Pet dogs, on the other hand, are man-made. Pet dogs have been made by humans Read more…

Dog diet – Part One- Appropriate diet for your dog is as important as other elements.

A dog’s diet dictates the level of his health and well-being. Feed your dog a good diet and you will have a healthy, balanced and well-behaved dog. Unfortunately, this part of a dog’s life is usually overlooked and is not given much importance for many reasons. One of those reasons is basically because dog owners have been misguided. For many years and still to this day, our diet, our children’s diet, our pet’s diet have Read more…

How can play replace work for dogs?

Most dogs are working dogs of working breeds. Play can replace work they need to do. This is apparent in most high energy/hyper dogs. The solution by the owners and dog professionals usually is exercising the dog to the point that he is so tired he can’t even walk anymore. Hyper dogs can also become hyper active which leads to some major behavioural issues. They also bear health and physical issues. To solve this issue Read more…

The best time to feed a dog

Although food is very essential part of a dog’s life, it is not the most important part. Dogs rather play, socialize and explore than eating. Since they are scavengers, they will eat whatever they can find most of the time if possible and or not eat at all for a few days. Eating is only important when they are hungry or starving. Food for dogs has the importance of reward or the pay for a work Read more…

Hike and Fun Training: One Day Course

Do dogs enjoy being trained?

When I was promoting my book “A Dog’s Five Essential Needs”, I came across a question from one of the TV personalities which made me think deeper about this question. Do dogs enjoy being trained? The answer is yes; dogs do enjoy being trained but depends on the training system and the way the dog gets trained. The dog needs to enjoy the training time and have a good time. If the training time is Read more…

Do we need to use tools like shock collars, clickers or even treats, force or domination to train dogs?

The question that I always struggle to explain to dog owners is the following: Do we need to use tools like shock collars, clickers or even treats, force or domination to train dogs? The simple answer is NO. Dogs are intelligent animals and it is not necessary to use tools to train them or to modify their behaviours. The best things that you will need to use to train a dog is TIME & KNOWLEDGE. Most Read more…

Are dogs motivated by treats?

By Saro Boghozian, Expert Family Dog Trainer Many dog owners believe the only way to reward dogs is by using treats or assume that dogs only respond to treats. The reality is that we don’t give dogs enough credit. Dogs don’t need to be rewarded by food or treats only to learn something. They are smarter than you think and obviously, you are a smart individual as well. The problem with treat training is that Read more…

House Training/ Potty Training Solution

By Saro Boghozian, Expert Family Dog Trainer This is a topic that not many dog owners are clear about it and don’t feel comfortable to talk about it either. Here are some suggestions that will help you ease off this basic yet very important issue. In general, when you bring a puppy or even an adult dog to your home for the first time, you need to understand and follow some simple and important rules. Read more…

Puppy biting and how to deal with it.

In this article, you will learn about puppy biting and how to deal with it. There are many reasons why puppies chew or bite you, your furniture and anything in sight. The main reason is because of a natural thing that also happens in human babies. Puppies bite because they are teething, and their gums are itchy and feel funny. They chew or bite to get over that sensation and relax. How do you feel when Read more…