Dog Training

Ask an Expert - Barking at Guests

How can I get my Akitas to stop barking at people who come into my house? If I have people over for dinner, the dogs eventually stop, but as soon as someone attempts to get up from the table, they start the barking again! more
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Ask an Expert - Tackling Resource Guarding

I have a one-year-old Cavalier King Charles who is VERY food protective. When he was a pup, I found I could not use any food training treats because he would get overwhelmed, so I always had to use positive things like toys or praise. He has slowly gotten worse. Help! more
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Ask an Expert - Herding Hassles

Our puppy is a herding dog and he nips at our heels as we walk around the house. How can we get him to stop this?  more
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Dog Park Dog Attack - Ask An Expert

If my dog is attacked at the dog park, what should I do? more
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How to Ease Separation Anxiety in Dogs

Does your dog have separation anxiety? Try this list of 11 tips and tricks to help your pooch calm, relax, and enjoy being together... without all the stress...more
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Ask an Expert - How to Wean Off Treats

Ask Jennifer Messer Q: My new puppy only listens to me if I have a handful of treats. How do I wean her off treats so she’ll obey me regardless of what I have...more

Ask an Expert - Housetraining

Q: My 16-week-old puppy, Mabel, doesn’t seem to be picking up on the concept of indoors vs outdoors. How long should it take to housetrain a puppy? —Puddles in...more
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Ask an Expert - Chewing the wrong things

"My puppy, Sally, is chewing everything in sight. How can I get her to chew on the right thing (her chew toys) and not the wrong things (the table leg, my fingers)?" more
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Ask an Expert - Can you over-exercise a puppy?

Snooze time comes to roughly 18 to 20 hours per day. more
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Ask an Expert - Indoor Marking

Ask Jennifer Messer My Westie, Joey, is reliably housetrained when at home but the minute we go elsewhere— to work, my mom’s, a friends—he lifts his leg. How...more

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