Category Archives: Behavior Mod.

Quick Way To Stop the “Jumping Up”

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When you bring in a new, adorable pup, its behavior is usually considered “so sweet”. The dog puts its paws on you to get your attention, or jumps in your lap, or jumps up and down on its hind legs begging to be picked up. So what do you do? Without thinking, you reinforce those…

Stop Your Dog’s Digging Up the Yard

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Are you the proud owner of a dog that digs up your yard like he is operating a backhoe? Here are a few reasons why the dog is digging, and how to stop your dog’s digging holes all over the yard. All dogs dig holes, while some breeds are more prone to do so. These…

Does Your Dog Lick Things Obsessively?

Does your dog lick things obsessively? A dog licking various objects is considered pretty much normal among pet owners and experts. But when a dog obsessively and abnormally licks the floor, or brick walls, or other objects…that is another story. This type of odd behavior might be caused of either a neurological or physical illness….

Controlling an Escape Artist

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Are you having trouble controlling an escape artist dog? Don’t feel bad if you are, because many dog owners deal with this persistent problem on a daily basis. I certainly have and it takes away from the pleasure of owning a dog. Fortunately, there are methods we can use to ensure our dog remains where…

What Does a Growling Dog Mean?

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When a dog growls, he or she is doing so for a reason. This is a form of dog language all humans, and especially dog owners, need to learn how to understand. For instance, often times puppies and adult dogs growl while playing with another dog or their owners, and this is very normal behavior….

Is Your Dog Afraid of Fireworks?

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There are a few holidays throughout the year where we, for fun, blow stuff up. Yep, I’m talking about fireworks. Each New Year’s Eve and Fourth of July (and a few other holidays if you have overzealous neighbors like I do) I find my normally calm dog under my feet, trembling, sometimes almost panicked, as…

That’s it! You are in Time-out!

To some this may sound silly. A time-out? Really? What if I told you that this is a punishment method that you can have a lot of success with? What if I told you that you could take all human emotions out of punishment and still have success? Punishment by definition is something that decreases…

Dog Constantly Getting Loose?

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Some dogs just have a knack for finding a way over, under, and through fences meant to keep them safely confined in the yard. Then there are the opportunist dogs that are just waiting for the front door to open so they can dash through and get a taste of freedom. I know both types…

Training an Abused Dog

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Many times people end up with an adult or even an older puppy that has been abused by the previous owner. Dog lovers have such a big heart for all dogs, and especially these poor canines who have suffered at the hands of idiots, that we go out of our way to find them a…

Why Dogs Mark their Territory

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Ever wondered why your usually very housebroken dog will sometimes lift his leg and urinate in inappropriate places? It’s quite likely that he’s not having an accident in the house, but he’s probably marking his territory. Why do dogs mark their territory? There are a number of reasons dogs do this natural behavior. This article by the…

When Man’s Best Friend is a Little Too Friendly…

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Dogs are often referred to as man’s best friend, a title they’ve earned for their unconditional love, companionship, and winning personalities. But when your dog is a little too friendly, practicing embarrassing humping behavior, calling them the “leg’s” best friend would also be kind of appropriate. Perhaps your couch pillows, your kid’s favorite stuffed toy,…

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