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  • Curing Hand Shyness In Dogs

    Curing Hand Shyness In Dogs

    Whether your dog recoils at the touch or dodges your attempts for a cheerful head rub, this reaction is not to be overlooked. It goes beyond mere inconvenience—it chips away at the special bond you share with your dog. You can use gentle retraining to restore your dog’s sense of safety and trust around human…

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  • Comings And Goings: Defuse Triggers, Defuse Drama For Your Dog

    Comings And Goings: Defuse Triggers, Defuse Drama For Your Dog

    We’ve all experienced that poignant moment—those sad puppy dog eyes begging us not to go as we reach for the door. It’s the heartache of managing a dog who suffers from separation anxiety, with every jingle of car keys setting off their despair over being left alone. Watching them whimper and pace is enough to…

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  • Creating A Safe Spot for Your Dog

    Creating A Safe Spot for Your Dog

    We all know that heart-wrenching moment when our dog’s eyes fill with worry as we reach for our keys. That pang of guilt hits hard, knowing they’re grappling with separation anxiety the second we step out the door. And let’s face it, leaving behind those big, sad eyes never gets easier. It’s time to share…

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  • Bringing Your Puppy Home: The First Few Days

    Bringing Your Puppy Home: The First Few Days

    Welcoming a new puppy into your home is more than exciting – it’s a heartwarming journey full of snuggles and adorable mischief. Yet, as you’re greeted with the inevitable puddles on the floor and those cherished shoes turned chew toys, you might wonder, “What are the secrets to navigating these initial days with ease for…

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  • Take A Crate Break: Help For The Dirty Dog

    Take A Crate Break: Help For The Dirty Dog

    Is your puppy turning their crate into a bathroom? Crate soiling can frustrate anyone trying to train their pup. This guide will introduce you to the ‘Crate Break’ method, a tried-and-true technique for promoting good hygiene and proper crate behavior. Keep reading to help your dog pause the mess! The “Crate Break” Method Setting up…

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