Does Your Dog Have a Fear of Strangers?For any dog owner, it can be stressful and unnerving for your dog to meet strangers when he or she is fearful. For your dog to be comfortable with new people, it requires a bit more than just understanding the person is making an attempt to be friendly. As we explore why your dog may feel nervous and how to … [more]

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Identifying Common Aggression TriggersEach dog is as unique as their owner, and each dog has different triggers that set them off. While some dogs might be more sensitive than others, there are many common triggers that can result in aggressive behavior. If that’s the case for your dog, it’s important to recognize which actions and circumstances spark the behavior in order to prevent … [more]

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Undergoing a Home Remodel? Keep your Dog CalmUndergoing construction in your home can be a stressful experience both for you and your four-legged friends. With all the commotion, power tools, and loud bangs, it’s no wonder your dogs are probably a bit unnerved by a remodel. With that in mind, we have devised a simple list of tips to keep your dog as calm as possible during … [more]

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Avoiding Hidden Dog Park DangersGoing to the dog park is often your pet’s favorite part of any car trip. With so many potential new friends, fresh air, and an outlet for their energy, it’s hard to find the pitfalls of such parks. However, apart from the obvious dangers of dog fights and socializing with unknown dogs in large quantities, there are some hidden dangers … [more]

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Hackles on Dogs Decoding Behavior

For many pet owners, raised hackles (the fur along your dog’s back and shoulders) indicates potentially aggressive behavior and a threat. However, your dog might simply be signaling his excitement or anxiety to you without your knowledge. As understanding your dog’s behavior can help you modify how he or she is introduced to new dogs and situations and prevent undesired … [more]

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When seeing a cute dog, it can be almost impossible to restrain yourself from running up to it and hugging or petting it incessantly. While we may perceive these actions as affectionate, dogs interpret them in an entirely different way. In fact, these common five behaviors are ones that your dog likely wishes you wouldn’t do at all. As we … [more]

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Determining if Obedience School is Right for Your DogIt’s a general agreement that most dogs can benefit from some sort of obedience school. While some experienced dog owners might feel they have it under control, there might be some perks to enrolling their puppy or dog in these classes. However, the process of finding a credible trainer is a big hurdle, and determining what your pet is suited … [more]

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Here is Why You Should Never Admit Guilt in a Dog Bite CaseAs the majority of dog owners can agree, any discrepancy that leads to a dog bite is the worst-case scenario. However, rather than apologize profusely and admit fault for the incident, consider the events that led up to the bite. By managing the situation objectively, the fault of your dog and any associated penalties and repercussions can be avoided. This … [more]

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Dogs and Children: Preventing BitesFor some dogs, children are just another human to give them attention. However, for others, this means intense fear, anxiety and aggression. While children often don’t intend to pose a threat, their rambunctious and unpredictable behavior can leave a dog feeling threatened. With that said, let us explore how to navigate this potentially dangerous situation and ensure your dog is … [more]

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Postal Service Implementing Procedure to Reduce Dog BitesIt’s no secret that post office workers have long struggled with protecting themselves against defensive dogs while delivering the mail. Since the U.S. Postal Service has revamped their delivery methods to include weekend and after work drop-offs, there has been a double-digit increase in dog-related incidents over the past year. With that said, it’s critical for you to protect your … [more]

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