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What dogs want you to know…but can’t tell you!

Nowadays, owning a dog is nothing short of a fashion statement. Many people assume it’s a simple acquisition and if it doesn’t work they can return it, fix it, or discard it. They overlook the fact that they are dealing with an animal that has feelings, emotions and needs. If you are keen on acquiring a dog it’s important to know the responsibilities before, during, and after your new pet moves in. The question most Read more…

Why socialization is so important to dogs?

Dogs are pack, social animals. Socialization is a genetic practice and is controlled by instinct. It is part of an animal’s survival skill. Without this skill, dogs will not be able to be part of a pack and will not be able to survive. An animal without its pack is usually destined to die early. In the wild if an animal does not have the social skills, it portrays a weakness; therefore it will be Read more…

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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 hyperactive which leads to some major behavioural issues. They also bear health and physical issues. To solve this issue you Read more…

High energy, hyperactive dogs

I see many dog owners who are concerned about their dog’s high energy level. Some dogs seem to have lots of energy, but is it high energy or bad habits? Some dog owners feel that their puppy or their adult dog is high energy and it needs a lot of exercises to drain them out. Most dogs, especially younger dogs are born with healthy, low to medium level of energy. That is the normal energy Read more…

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House Training Solutions

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. First thing first, don’t take them inside Read more…

Do we need to use tools 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. Read more…