Tag: Dogs


My Dog is My Support During War in Ukraine

I would like to share with you my story, my love, the best friend in my life, and my family, a dog named Kira. My...

Crate Training 101: How To Train Your Dog

Being comfortable in a crate is a useful skill for dogs to have and it comes in handy for visits to the vet and the groomer, travel and potential emergency transport. In the video below, we walk you through the steps of how to crate train your dog.

Crate Training a Dog: Dog Training Plan

Why this is useful for your dog to know: Teaching your dog to be comfortable in a crate will have many benefits for both you and your dog. The crate can be a place of comfort and security for dogs, as well as a tool to help with potty training or prevention of destructive behaviors. When trained correctly, many dogs enjoy their crate time. Dogs are often required to live in crates for a time if there is an emergency, such as an evacuation, or an injury.

Crate Training: The Benefits for You and Your Dog

Why should I consider crate training my dog? Dogs are hard-wired by their genetic history to be den animals. A den is a small, safe,...

Dog Aggression

Dog aggression is normal canine behavior. In the wild, dogs use aggressive behavior to hunt for food, to defend themselves, and to guard their territory. Dogs use aggression to intimidate or harm, but most of the time, dogs threaten aggression without needing to follow through. The reason is that dogs who are properly socialized understand and respect the pack hierarchy.

Dog Barrier Frustration and Aggression

Many dogs are reactive and will exhibit aggressive behaviors when they are behind a barrier, such as a gate, fence, crate or car window. The following technique can be used to eliminate this undesirable behavior, called barrier aggression or barrier frustration. It is not intended for use with a dog who is reactive on lead. For your own safety, do the exercise through a barrier with an opening just large enough for a treat to pass through.