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Dogs have an amazing capacity for learning. Discover why your dog acts the way they do and pick up some practical dog training tips.

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How To Click Train Your Dog

Click training makes copious use of positive reinforcement, as opposed to alpha dog training, which utilizes aggressive techniques in order to show a dog who’s boss.
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How to Crate Train a Puppy

When used properly, a crate offers a means of keeping a pup safe from household hazards and it’s an aid to potty training. So what’s not to like?
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Does Your Dog Lunge at Other Dogs When Out Walking?

A dog who is "leash reactive" is most likely experiencing some anxiety, fear or discomfort associated with other dogs. The situation is worse on a lead because your dog can’t approach in a safe and relaxed way.
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Puppy Socialization and its Effect on Behavior

The critical puppy socialization period between 3 - 12 weeks of age is a time of rapid learning. A recent study notes the difference between puppies from pet shops and breeders and the behavioral impact of poor socialization.
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Regular Health Checks for Dogs

Regular check ups give your vet more opportunities to monitor your dog's health for changes, leading to better diagnosis and treatment over the long term.
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Basic Dog Training

From basic obedience commands to advanced tricks, dog training is a rewarding and engaging experience for you and your dog.
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Socializing Your Puppy

Socializing your puppy early will go a long way to ensuring that you have a happy, well adjusted dog that interacts well with people and other animals.
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Separation Anxiety: When Your Dog Can’t Be Alone

While the solution is not always simple, there are some basic things you can do to help your dog cope with alone-time.
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Why Does My Dog Lick His Paws?

The hands-down, most common reason for dogs licking paws or chewing their paws is skin disease. Anything that causes the skin to become itchy and inflamed will generally do the trick, and the paws are an easy target for your dog to lick.
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Modern Dog Training: The Dominance Myth

"Dominance" can be a buzz word among dog owners, and it can make you worry about making sure you are seen as the "top dog" in your household. The reality is that "dominance behaviors" are a bit of a myth.

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