A New Friend For Fido

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A New Friend For Fido – Bringing an additional dog into your home, peacefully.

New DVD! Dog Aggression: From Fearful, Reactive, or Hyperactive to Focused, Happy, and Calm

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You may know many techniques for dealing with your reactive or aggressive dog, but with many dogs, to get the results you want you need a clear step-by-step plan. First you need to realize that every interaction is a training session, so what you do outside of official sessions may undermine your progress. Second, for fast and enduring results it’s often essential to improve the dog’s impulse and emotional control. Third, your training will require good technique and an integrative approach and should focus on creating a dog who is happy, focused and calm.

Six Strategies for Increasing Animal Adoptions at Shelters

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During busy seasons some shelters are filled beyond capacity and the best way to remedy this is to get pets adopted out quickly. Besides ensuring that pets are healthy and the environment low stress so that the animals will be comfortable and engaged, what else can shelters do to get these pets adopted out quickly? The following are six marketing tips for increasing adoption rates.

Reactive Dog: Moving Past Distractions on a Walk

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If you have a reactive dog and already know the patterns for keeping your dog focused on you and can perform these in the presence of distractions relatively close by, you’re 80% there. Here are examples of how you can apply these exercises to situations where you see a human or dog approaching on a path and need to keep your dog focused so he won’t bark, jump or lunge at them.

Adopting a Dog: Some Dogs are Easier Than Others

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If you’re looking for that perfect canine match, you’ll have to carefully evaluate your lifestyle and the amount of training you’re willing to invest, plus the characteristics of the dog. What types of characteristics as well as warning signs should you look for? Here are some tips.

Dog Park Etiquette: Rules to Help Dogs Get Along

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Proper dog park etiquette is important if you want your dog to stay out of fights when playing. Anyone who frequents the dog park and knows about dog behavior probably has a few horror stories to share. Here are some basic rules to keep your dog out of trouble.

Wolf Hybrids: The Best of Both Worlds…or Not?

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What about wolf hybrids? Shouldn’t a hybrid between a wolf and dog get the best of both worlds? Maybe theoretically, but not realistically. While some hybrids—the ones with the most dog-like characteristics—can sometimes make great family pets, others—the more wolf-like ones— are a big risk.