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10 Steps to Teach Your Dog to Come When Called

Dear Alecia, Our dog Max, an 18-month-old GSD, is nearly perfect EXCEPT when we call him to come. Whether he is out or inside, walking or playing he acts like he doesn’t hear us when we call “come.” This causes us frustration because he could be in harm’s way but he doesn’t stop what he …

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7 Tips for National Train Your Dog Month

January is National Train Your Dog Month. Whether you’ve recently adopted a rescue–or you’d like to start the year by polishing up on your dog’s manners (yes, you can teach an old dog new tricks!)–we’ve got seven tips here from Camp Bow Wow to help get your year off on the right paw: Create a …

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Training Your Dog with Positive Reinforcement

As our regular readers know, both Irie and Tiki were trained using positive reinforcement techniques, something we credit both for moving along their training faster and for creating a deeper bond between us. Today we have a special guest post from Aly DelaCoeur of the dog training video site WhyDoesMyDog.com about positive reinforcement training. Positive …

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Keeping Senior Dogs Sharp with Tips from Bill Berloni

This post is sponsored by Purina Pro Plan. As always, we only share information that we believe is important to our readers–and, with two seven-year-old dogs in our home, we’re always looking for more information on how to keep our dogs active and alert for many years to come. When the live small screen adaptation …

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