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Is your dog exhibiting undesirable behavior such as jumping up on people or furniture, chasing cars or animals, destructive chewing, digging up your garden, digging in the trash or eating whats not allowed? Well, you're in the right place. Here you will find great articles with tips & tricks that will help you solve all your problems.

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Why Dogs Jump Up on People & How To Train Them to Stop

Why Dogs Jump Up on People & How To Train Them to Stop

Jumping up is largely accepted as a natural behavior for dogs. Pups jump up to reach their dam's mouth. In the wild wolf pups are fed by regurgitation, and some canine behavioral experts believe that  this is the root of the jumping up behavior.  Although this may explain where the behavior stems from, we have to look a little closer at our own human role in the behavior. Jumping up behavior in adult dogs may also be something we inadvertently teach our...
What Causes a Dog to Chew & How to Train Them to Stop

What Causes a Dog to Chew & How to Train Them to Stop

Has your little darling gnawed the leg off grandma's antique dresser? Have you come home to find shoes chewed to shreds and blankets or other articles of clothing looking like swiss cheese?  When our pets destroy valuable objects it can be frustrating and create negative emotions that can lead to inappropriate discipline. Destructive chewing is probably the one behavior that every dog owner faces at some point.
Reasons Why Dogs Dig & How to Train Them to Stop

Reasons Why Dogs Dig & How to Train Them to Stop

Dogs love to dig. They dig up plants, dig holes, dig tunnels, hollows and trenches. Why do they do it? Canines dig for a variety or reasons, most of which are completely natural to them. Dogs may dig to pursue prey, to escape, to stash a valuable treat or toy, or to create a cool, comfy spot to nestle into for summer's day nap. Often dogs take up digging out of boredom or for the sheer joy of it.  If your dog's excavating has become problematic, you've...
Why Dogs Like to Chase Things & How to Train Them to Stop

Why Dogs Like to Chase Things & How to Train Them to Stop

If there is one thing every dog loves, it is a good chase.  Although natural, chasing behaviors can be a nuisance and sometimes dangerous or even fatal. Do you have a dog in which the chase drive is so strong that once he engages - bang! he's gone? Does your dog chase cats?  Does he chase deer, livestock, chickens, squirrels, and everything else that moves? Does your dog chase cars or bicycles? If you answered yes to any of these, you're...