Training

Dog training is one of the most important tasks of being a dog owner. You want to train your canine so that you understand each other better and they learn to behave in ways that will keep them safe and happy.

Why Working Dog Breeds Work So Hard

Sheep Dogs at Work

While the American Kennel Club has classifications for certain breeds of dog that determine them as working dogs the fact is that a dog does not have to feature in one of these classified breeds to act as a working dog. While working dogs tend to be particularly large and adapted to the rugged life of a working dog, the term working dog can also be used to refer to any dog with a job. In this article, we’ll describe some working dog breeds as well as the specific jobs they’re tasked to….

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Extinct Dog Breeds: What Are The Numbers?

English Settler

England is facing a significant drop in native dog breed registrations, so much so that one breed in particular is facing extinction. In this article we will take a look at the dwindling registration of native dog breeds and the increase in exotic breed registrations that are currently taking place in England…

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How Can A Psychiatric Service Dog Help?

Psychiatric Service Dog

Throughout the years humans have relied upon dogs for many service aspects of life but more recently dogs have become a significant part of a unique area of the medical field. Not only are dogs playing a role in the lives of those with physical impairments, but now they are also playing a role in the lives of those with psychiatric impairments as well…

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The Dumbest Dog Breeds (But That Much More Lovable)

Chinese Crested

Which dogs won’t be bringing you back the morning newspaper or making your house guests and at their crafty tricks? According to research the following breeds show less intellectual promise than most other dogs. Intelligence for these breeds was determined by Canadian and U.S. kennel club judges and the amount of time it took a dog breed to master a new command. Of course, we’ve found that that can make these dogs just that much more lovable…

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Is The Border Collie The World’s Smartest Dog?

Border Collie

When it comes to working dog breeds there are few dogs that are as driven as the border collie. This intelligent breed, a herder by nature, originates from Scotland and England and is recognized for its incredible work ethic. We will detail some of the most characteristic features of this breed as well as the history of this diligent working dog…

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Dog Training Advice: Rewards Are Good

Dog with Toy

If you’ve ever been around an extraordinarily-obedient canine, you know that the training process goes well beyond sit and stay. Though, don’t misunderstand, those are still both valuable commands. And if you’ve ever been around your average pup, you also know that this training is just as tough as it looks. The great thing is that tough doesn’t translate to impossible. Armed with the right tools and enough grit to get you through, making Fido friendly for any situation will happen for you. Here are a few tips to get you started…

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Puppy Tips: The “What If’s” of Raising a Puppy

German Sheppard Puppy

There are a number of “what if” situations that may arise shortly after or even a few months after bringing home your new puppy. Most never happen or if they do the resolutions are easy with a visit to the vet, a little puppy training or simply some patience. Here are some puppy tips to help you get through these challenging yet super fun times…

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