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Why Common Ways To Reduce Nuisance Barking Can Be Ineffective Or Worse!

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Bark, bark, bark… Dogs bark, that’s a fact, whether we like it or not. But much like when children cry or scream, it’s very hard for us to simply ignore such vocalizations. Barking is loud and often disturbing to the

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Posted in Dog behavior, Dog training, Dog/human relationship, Fear, Separation anxiety

The top 10 blogs you’ve liked in 2014

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Another year has just gone by! I don’t know about you, but it feels like no matter how much I get accomplished, that to-do list just keeps on going. But before we take on a new year, let’s take a

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Posted in Misc, science, Technology, Training tools

Does the concept of dominance apply to dogs? Science says it does

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Is there a behavioral concept that we can describe as dominance between dogs or between dogs and people? As I had mentioned in a previous blog “Dominance and pack leadership in dogs – Controversial and still misunderstood“, there seems to

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Posted in Dog behavior, Dog/human relationship, Educational, Psychology, science, Wolves

Wolf Park: For the Love of Wolves

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Wolves have always triggered strong emotional reactions in people. Some fear them, others love them, but rare are those indifferent to this intelligent, powerful and mysterious animal. Wolves have fascinated mankind for millennia, which is one reason why so many

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Posted in Dog/human relationship, Misc, Wolves

The 10 best ways to get bit by a dog

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Dog bites hurt! Even when they don’t break skin, the mere pressure of the canine jaws is enough to inflict serious pain. Many of us have experienced at least one traumatic chomp. The speed and brutality of the act often

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Posted in Dog behavior, Dog/human relationship, emotions, Fear, Roughhousing

Reactivity and Aggression in dogs – Managing and Treating

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It’s hard to enjoy a walk in the park, when we know our beloved companion can suddenly turn into Cujo at the first sight of a strange dog or a jogger. Not only do we have to face the challenge

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Posted in Dog behavior, Dog training, emotions, Fear, Positive Animal Training, Psychology

New study sheds light on serious to fatal dog bites

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The bond between man and dog goes far back in the history of mankind and countless studies point to the benefits of owning a dog. Yet, there are times where the relationship between the two species takes a turn for

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Posted in Children, Dog behavior, Dog/human relationship, Fear, science

10 effective ways to help our dogs feel safe

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Barking, aggression, destruction, separation anxiety, resource guarding, … Many behavior issues that directly affect the dogs welfare can be attributed to stress and fear. These emotions dominate the dog’s life experience and are often responsible for the human/dog relationship breakdown.

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Posted in Dog behavior, Dog training, Educational, Positive Animal Training, Resource, science
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