What to do, and what not to do, when your dog does things you don’t like.

Most of the time, when dogs do something we don’t want them to do (such as stealing our socks or jumping on our elderly aunt), the first thing out of our mouths is “NO!” We’ve all done it. But you...

Dogs who are fearful are becoming increasingly common. Learn how to prevent your dog from developing chronic fear – or, if it’s too late, how to improve his security and happiness.

An increasing percentage of clients are bringing dogs to me for help with fear-related be...

Separation anxiety in dogs can be treated with these tried and tested training methods. How to help a dog with separation anxiety depends on the dog and his symptoms - here are ways you can calm an anxious dog who hates to be alone.

Have you ever had the misfortune of w...

Your dog’s adolescence can be trying – to you! Here is how to get through this stage with grace.

Is your once cute, cuddly, and well-behaved pup suddenly acting out? Is your dog ignoring you, taking off if he sees something interesting, and chewing on everything in sigh...

                            

Are bones OK for puppies? Raw food advocates say that giving your dog bones is integral to the success of the “natural” diet. But are they safe?

Bones are usually the issue...

Whether your puppy is teething, exercising its jaw or simply has a case of boredom- learn how to properly channel your dog or puppies need to chew.

Puppies are notorious for their ability to chew on anything and everything. If you’re at all dog-savvy you know when you g...

Owners of these dogs readily admit they have a problem – but what can be done about it?

My dog Shadow is a barkaholic. If there were a 12-step program for such a condition, she would be a good candidate to attend. She likes to bark when she is happy and excited, when sh...

Even dogs who do not display aggression in any other setting can develop frightening behaviors when behind a barrier. Fortunately, fence aggression can be managed and modified.

Fence aggression – barking, lunging, and fence-fighting – is an all-too-common canine behavio...

Your most crucial job, as a new dog parent, is to develop a well-adjusted puppy.

PUPPY SOCIALIZATION: OVERVIEW

1. Make a commitment to super-socialize your puppy, and then do it — early. Don't procrastinate; you don't have much time!

2. Stay aware of your pup's body langu...

How to decode the alphabet soup of trainer certifications to find the best training professional for you and your dog.

FINDING A DOG TRAINER: OVERVIEW

1. If you can, look for a positive, dog—friendly trainer before you adopt your new dog or puppy, so you can thoroughly r...