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How to deal with a whining dog

How to deal with a whining dog

Whining in puppies

As puppies, it comes naturally: a very young puppy will whine without even realizing it when she’s hungry, tired, or cold. The mother dog will respond to this whining with milk, warmth, and a safe place to sleep – and as time goes on, the puppy begins to realize the association between the two. This is when she begins to whine deliberately, to notify her mom that something’s amiss or that she needs something.

Benefits of Choosing a Small Dog

Benefits of Choosing a Small Dog

Many people who live in a small apartment or condo tend to look for a small dog to fit in with their lifestyle. There are many adorable little dogs that will melt your heart at first glance, but it is always wiser to get to know more about the breed before committing oneself.

Dealing With Separation Anxiety In Your Dog

Dealing With Separation Anxiety In Your Dog

Separation Anxiety Separation anxiety is one of the most common problems that dogs develop. It’s an anxiety disorder, and is defined as a state of intense panic brought on by the dog’s isolation/separation from her owner(s).

The Positive Reinforcement Method Explained

The Positive Reinforcement Method Explained

It’s widely accepted among the vast majority of dog training experts that the most effective and humane way to train your dog is through a process called positive reinforcement training.

This is a fancy phrase for what’s essentially a very simple theory: using positive reinforcement entails rewarding the behavior that you wish to see repeated, and ignoring the behavior that you don’t.

Dog Training, The Basics

Dog Training, The Basics

No matter how smart ( or dumb!) your dog is every dog can learn to follow basic commands and even do a few tricks too. The secret is ‘reward’ training at first followed by praise. When the dog stops having fun then stop the training for the day.

Another thing I’ve learned is to make them ‘earn’ those treats! Why not secretly teach a new trick as a ‘surprise’ birthday or Christmas gift from the dog?

Who’s In Charge? You Or The Dog?

Who’s In Charge? You Or The Dog?

An alien visiting us from a nearby galaxy might be forgiven for thinking your dog runs your household. You feed him, bathe him and even clear up his poop in the garden or road – ergo the dog’s the leader!

He’s the one the alien needs to communicate with to discuss the earth joining the Intergalactic Federation of Planets. The chances are this has already happened and is why we are not spending our vacations in Alpha Centauri this year…