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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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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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No Free Lunches – Simple Tips for Good Behavior

Reward-based training, good communication and structure is useful as a basis for fixing many different types of behavior problems.
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How to Teach Your Dog to High Five, Play Dead, and Tidy Up

Teaching your dog to high five, play dead or tidy up is easier than you think and your dog will love the attention. Here is a guide on how to get started.
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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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How To Stop Dogs Barking

Barking is a natural form of communication for dogs and there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Identifying why your dog barks goes some way towards finding a way to restore quiet.
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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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5 Unusual Sports for Smart Dogs

If you have a dog that really needs to be kept busy and mentally stimulated and you're looking for ideas, we have some unusual sports for you to try.
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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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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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Teaching Kids To Be Safe Around Dogs

For the most part dogs are our loveable, goofy, tail-wagging companions and important family members. However, teaching children to be safe around dogs, both those they know and those they don't, is an important part of being a pet parent.

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