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How To Teach An Aggressive Dog To Socialize?
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Who does not enjoy a long walk with their dog? It is the best stress buster. But a long walk with your dog can also be a nightmare if your dog does not like other dogs. There will be other dogs on the road. Your dog needs to like other dogs like him, otherwise you will not be able to take him to dog parks.

Here are my tips for teaching a dog to like other dogs,

You need to give your dog sometimes. If he shouts after seeing another dog walking besides him, do not react, do not say anything, if go starts to act aggressive say “bad doggy “in a loud voice.

The other dog may also react, so try to keep a safe distance. Some dog breeds can be very aggressive, so be careful.

Small dogs do not understand they are small in size; they get very aggressive when they see large dogs. If your dog is small, then do not pick him up in front of a large dog. Believe it or not dog do not like to be treated like a baby, especially in front of a new dog.

You can give both the dogs some treat (only if other owners agree), sharing food is an easy way to become friends.

Large dogs want to act like a leader. If your golden retriever tries to boss other small dogs on the street, say “no “to him in a loud voice. Do it constantly in front of other dogs and he will understand he is doing something wrong.

Cuddle other dogs in front of your dog, and then cuddle your dog. He will understand you will always love him, and the other dog will never take his place in your life.

You are the boss; your dog will follow you. He will learn everything from you. Do not scold other people’s dogs if you want to raise a friendly dog.

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How To Understand The Secret Meaning Of Your Dog’s Body Language
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Dogs do not talk, but they use their body language activities to convey their needs. We all know a dog's "gotta go to potty "signs. But there are other signs. I am raising dogs for years, so I can read my dog’s body language very easily. However, as a first-time dog parent, you may have difficulties in understanding your dog’s body language. No worry, as today I am going to talk about the meaning of dog’s most common body language in this article.
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Tips To House Train Your Puppy, Yes You Can Teach Him To Toilet For Pee And Poop
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You need to have positive attitude and tons of patience for potty training your doggy. Let me tell you, sweethearts, your doggy will not learn to use toilets in one day, even in one week. But that does not mean trying to potty train your dog is a lost cause. It will happen, but it will take some time.

Now, wait, I have no intention to make the first time dog owners feel nervous. I am just giving you the real picture here. Your puppy will need 6 months to house train. Here is how you will teach your puppy to use the potty for pee and poop.

You can always build a separate toilet for your dog at your home and that will be more convenient, but of course your dog can always use your toilet too.

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The Most Effective Way To Discipline Your Dog, And Does Punishment Actually Works?
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Did you see Marley and Me? It is still one of my all time favorite films. Marley was cute, but boy that dog needed to learn some discipline. I became a dog parent after I watched Marley and Me; I decided to give my dog some mandatory disciplinary lesson because of that film. Just kidding of course, I mentioned this movie because today I am going to talk about The Most Effective Way to Discipline Your Dog, also why it is important to teach your dog some rules.

You also need to punish your dog (not physically) sometimes. Like parents of human babies you need to know you are punishing your dog only for his own good.

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First of all here are some disciplines you need to teach your dog,

  1. Your dog needs to know he cannot poop and pee anywhere, if he does then he will suffer consequences.
  2. No matter what, do not change your dog’s meal time. He cannot eat whenever he wants. Do not give him treats whenever he wants. Bad food habits give birth to a spoilt dog.
  3. Your dog needs to know he cannot bark if a relative comes to visit you.
  4. Do not share food from your plate; it is not a good habit.
  5. It is possible you have more than one pet; your dog needs to know he can not harm other pets and you love them all.
  6. You will leave your dog alone some days; he needs to know he cannot mess up the room just because he is missing you.
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Now, these are the rules that you need to teach your dog.But believe me; your dog will break those rules very often in the beginning. You need to punish him for breaking the rules. Here are some important tips about your dog’s punishment,

  1. Please do not punish him with a soft voice, your dog needs to understand you are the boss and you are not happy with him.
  2. Always punish the dog within five minutes of breaking the rule.
  3. During his time out, do not talk to him, tell your other family members to do the same.
  4. Do not physically hurt the dog, no matter what he did, physical punishment will make your dog scared and he will never again think of you as his friend.
  5. Do not reward him a treat right after punishing him; he will not take the punishment seriously then.

Your dog needs to obey you and not fear you.

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Easy Ways To Train Your Dog How To Swim
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Swimming is the best way to relax but swimming with your dog is the best possible activity ever. Swimming burns thousand of calories, it is also good for mind. Imagine taking a swim with your dog at the end of a tiring office day.

I swim with my dogs. But I needed to teach them swimming. Not teach swimming, as dogs like other animals know how to swim from birth. But dogs do not like water. So I had to encourage my dog to come near the pool.

Here is how I did it.

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Reason Why Your Dog Is Barking So Much And How Can You Fix This Problem?
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I have a friend who once spent sleepless nights due to a peculiar reason; she did not have any stress in her life. But her dog was barking all night. She and her family did not know what was wrong with their dog. They finally took him to a vet and after couple of days, their problem was solved. But this problem can also occur to you. Here are my simple tips to manage dog’s excessive barking problem.
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How Can You Train Puppies Not To bite
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My first puppy was the love of my life. We were soulmate and inseparable. However, one thing I did not like about his company. I am talking about his biting my toes habit. Puppy’s biting habit may sound cute and relatively harmless but trust me it is neither good for you nor your puppy. I later learned some tricks and those tricks stopped my puppy’s biting habit. In this article, I am going to share those simple tricks with my fellow puppy parents.

  1. It is hard to ignore a puppy as they are very cute. But you have to when your puppy bites you. Every time puppy bites you say “No” with an angry voice. Go away from him, do not look back.
  2. Apply something bitter on your hand and feet. However, please make sure the product you are applying are made of natural things and will not harm the puppy in any way.
  3. Buy some chew toys, whenever your puppy tries to bite you, give him the chew toy instead. The puppy will get used to chewing the toy and he will not try to bite you.
  4. Puppies hate water, spray water on him whenever he tries to bite you. But make sure water does not go into his eyes. He will get very scared if water touches his eyes.
  5. If he behaves well and does not try to chew your feet for one day, reward him some treats. He will understand chewing is a bad act.

Puppies try to chew feet for a reason. They feel pain due to teething. Normally this habit does not stay for long. So do not feel anxious if none of the above works. This habit is not a serious problem and adult dogs do not have a chewing problem.

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Owners’ Dilemma: How Can I Stop My Dog From Jumping On Our Guests?
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Not all your friends share your love for dog. Most guests are okay if a little puppy jumps on them, but an adult dog is heavy and your guest may not like your dog jumping on them. As an owner it is your job to house train your dog. And not jumping on guests is part of the training.

Dogs do not understand jumping on guest can be a bad thing. They are just trying to say “hello”, dogs get excited when a friend comes to visit them. They jump because they want some attention from the guests.

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How To Stop Your Dog From Digging
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First time dog owners with a yard get a rude shock when they see multiple holes in their yard. Dogs will dig holes; this is very natural for them. Good news is right training can change your dog’s habits. Here are our tips to how to deal with your dog’s digging habit.
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How To Teach An Aggressive Dog To Socialize?
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Who does not enjoy a long walk with their dog? It is the best stress buster. But a long walk with your dog can also be a nightmare if your dog does not like other dogs. There will be other dogs on the road. Your dog needs to like other dogs like him, otherwise you will not be able to take him to dog parks.

Here are my tips for teaching a dog to like other dogs,

You need to give your dog sometimes. If he shouts after seeing another dog walking besides him, do not react, do not say anything, if go starts to act aggressive say “bad doggy “in a loud voice.

The other dog may also react, so try to keep a safe distance. Some dog breeds can be very aggressive, so be careful.

Small dogs do not understand they are small in size; they get very aggressive when they see large dogs. If your dog is small, then do not pick him up in front of a large dog. Believe it or not dog do not like to be treated like a baby, especially in front of a new dog.

You can give both the dogs some treat (only if other owners agree), sharing food is an easy way to become friends.

Large dogs want to act like a leader. If your golden retriever tries to boss other small dogs on the street, say “no “to him in a loud voice. Do it constantly in front of other dogs and he will understand he is doing something wrong.

Cuddle other dogs in front of your dog, and then cuddle your dog. He will understand you will always love him, and the other dog will never take his place in your life.

You are the boss; your dog will follow you. He will learn everything from you. Do not scold other people’s dogs if you want to raise a friendly dog.

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How to calm down a stressed/scared dog?
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Does your dog acting weirdly when someone comes to your house? Or all of a sudden your dog started barking loudly all day? These are the signs something is bothering your dog, he is scared or stressed for some reason. Today I am going to share some valuable tips on this subject.

Dogs feel sacred when a small change happens in their natural habitat. Dogs are very sensitive. They feel stressed when you have new guests in the house, or a new family members join you. Dogs can also feel scared if there is another dog in the house.

Dogs need time to adjust. In the beginning changes will make them hyper active, but be patient and things will be normal very soon.

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Common Dog Behavior Problems And Solutions
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One my dogs had a behavior problem. Most dogs are very friendly, but sometimes dogs do behave badly. There are many reasons why dogs start to behave in an aggressive manner. Bad behavior among dogs is not uncommon, but it a nightmare for the dog parent. Your friends may stop coming to your house because they think your dog child has some kind of problem. How can you deal with a situation like this? No worry we are going to teach you.
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Make Your Dog Vet And Groomer Friendly
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Does your dog hate all human beings besides you and your family members? Then he is not alone. Many dogs hate their vets, groomers. This can be a real problem as you cannot avoid taking your dog to the vet or groomer. You need to teach your dog to like his vet and groomer.

Trust me, dogs normally like people, so training your dog to like his groomer and vet will not be a hard job. He needs to understand his vet and groomer are not trying to hurt him.

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How To Introduce Your Baby To Your Dog And Make Them Love Each Other
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Dogs see their owners as their parents; I am sure all dog owners also see their dog as their child. Problem occurs when owners bring home their human child. Like an older sibling dogs get jealous of new baby. Your dog thinks your baby is going to steal all the attention.

Dogs and babies make great friends, but only after they spend some time with each other. You need to give your dog some time. But you can actually train your dog to like your baby, here is how.

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How To Teach Your Dog Etiquettes Of Dinning
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My first dog was “the beast” of the house when I first got him. He used to sit beside our dining table, and after ten minutes he used to make a mess of our foods. He used to act wild in front of food.

I understood I needed to do something. I researched and I found easy ways to teach my dog table manners. I am going to share my tips for teaching dogs dinning etiquettes with you. Remember, you need to work fast; you should start training your dog when he is still a puppy.

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Easy Ways To Train Your Dog How To Swim
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Swimming is the best way to relax but swimming with your dog is the best possible activity ever. Swimming burns thousand of calories, it is also good for mind. Imagine taking a swim with your dog at the end of a tiring office day.

I swim with my dogs. But I needed to teach them swimming. Not teach swimming, as dogs like other animals know how to swim from birth. But dogs do not like water. So I had to encourage my dog to come near the pool.

Here is how I did it.

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How To Teach Your Dog To Grab A Object In His Mouth And Take It to You
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My old neighbor’s dog used to get the newspaper to him every morning. I was a little bit jealous of my neighbor. I always wanted to have a dog that will bring my morning newspaper to me. After getting my first dog, I learned a valuable lesson. Dogs will not grab things and take it to their owners naturally; one needs to train them to do so.

Thankfully I learned the technique of teaching a dog how to carry things in his mouth very quickly. In this article, I am going to share my knowledge with you.

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