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  • October 17, 2013

    Dog Collars

    Every dog needs a collar, chiefly to hang his ID, license, and rabies vaccination tag on (and leash, of course). There are so many styles of collar that it’s easy to get one that reflects your dog’s (or your) personality.

  • July 22, 2011

    Dog Toys

    Toys help fight boredom in dogs left alone, and toys can even help prevent some problem behaviors from developing. Although cats can be pretty picky when it comes to enjoying particular toys dogs are often more than willing to "play" with any object they can get their paws on. That means you'll need to be particularly careful when monitoring your dog's playtime to prevent any "unscheduled" activities.

  • June 9, 2010

    Dog Training: Nothing in Life is Free

    The Humane Society of the United States

    "Nothing in Life is Free" isn’t a magic pill that will solve a specific behavior problem. Instead, it's a way of living with your dog that will help him behave better because he trusts and accepts you as his leader and is confident knowing his place in the family.

  • October 26, 2009

    Dogs: Positive Reinforcement Training

    The Humane Society of the United States

    Dogs don’t care about money. They care about praise…and food. Positive reinforcement training uses praise and/or treats to reward your dog for doing something you want him to do.

  • December 30, 2009

    Excitement Urination

    The Humane Society of the United States

    Excitement urination occurs most often during greetings and playtime and isn’t accompanied by submissive postures as in submissive urination.

  • October 15, 2012

    Fear of Thunder and Other Loud Noises

    Firecrackers, thunder, and other loud sounds often leave dogs frightened and wanting to flee to a safer place. You can help your dog conquer the terror.

  • October 15, 2012

    Getting a Tick Off of Your Dog

    If your dog spends time outside in areas where ticks like to hang out, a tick check should be part of your daily routine.

  • October 15, 2012

    Housetraining Adult and Senior Dogs

    The Humane Society of the United States

    Any dog, even a fully housetrained adult dog, may have house-soiling accidents when he first moves to your home. The stress of new surroundings and a new schedule can disrupt his routine.

  • May 6, 2013

    Housetraining Your Dog or Puppy

    Housetraining your dog or puppy requires far more than a few stacks of old newspapers—it calls for vigilance, patience, plenty of commitment and above all, consistency.

  • May 15, 2013

    How to Avoid a Dog Bite

    A dog's bark may be worse than his bite, but most of us would rather not find out one way or the other. Here's how to avoid getting bit.

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