By Caryl Wolff
You cannot guarantee that your dog will never bite. All dogs bite. Some dogs bite more than others. Some bite harder than others. Dogs bite for different reasons. They bite complete strangers and family members.
Here we're talking about "control bites" from adult dogs - bites that happen when a dog is uncomfortable because someone trying to take something away from him, someone is trying to make him do something he does not want to do, he is protecting something, or because he's afraid.
This article deals with how to reduce the possibility that your dog will bite, and you can do a lot towards that end. If you're not sure what to do, get your dog out of the situation calmly and quickly.
First and foremost, prevent accidents from happening.
- Don't bother him when he's eating, sleeping, or chewing on a toy. You wouldn't like to be bothered when you engage in those activities,...
By Justin Young
Pet parents in Maryville, Tennessee now have a new place to socialize and exercise their dogs! On Saturday, May 14, 2016, the City of Maryville, Parks and Recreation, and Radio Systems Corporation partnered for the grand opening of the PetSafe® Pistol Creek Dog Park. It's the 9th PetSafe Dog Park to open in the Knoxville area since 2006.
Intuitively, we all know that our dogs are like no others. They react hilariously to the most benign and everyday of sounds, or they sleep on their backs trying to copy the humans they watch daily. But it's not uncommon to totally forget how unique our dogs are when it comes time to do some training. Get to know your dog's personality and you'll have the keys to effective training sessions.
By Amy Shojai
All dogs bite. In fact, canine jaws can easily tear flesh and break bones. Don't be fooled by size, either. They may be tiny, but even Chihuahua-size pooches expertly use their choppers. And when they're big dogs, the damage can be severe. Learn these tips to prevent dog attacks and bites. That protects both your human family members, and the dog--because the pet that bites usually loses his home and his life.
By Caryl Wolff
Do you know when your dog is happy or sad? How about when he's scared or nervous? We should pay close attention to signs of stress in our dogs because those can lead to unwanted, or aggressive, behaviors. Dogs generally give more subtle signs before aggression becomes full blown. Sometimes we may see all of these signs, but sometimes not - or they progress so quickly that we miss them. Look for these 10 signs to see if your dog is stressed or anxious.
By Mike Shafer
One of the most fun and rewarding things to do with your dog is trick training. The good news is trick training is easy! And it only requires patience and treats. Today I want to focus on Roll Over. I have seen this trick turned into all types of fun cues. As you go through this you will see that your dog will start to offer new and funny behaviors. This is because he is learning that this pays off in a big way!