Is Your Dog Uncomfortable?

Dogs show their anxiety and stress in a variety of different ways, some more subtle than others but all signs that we as dogs owners should be familiar with.   It is important that dogs have ways to communicate with us when they are uncomfortable in a given situation.  It is even more important that we […]

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Daycare.  It’s Not Just for Humans Anymore.

Once upon a time, the thought of taking your dog to a dog daycare was, well, strange.  Sure, it was something you did with your human kids but your dog?  As time has passed, taking your dog to daycare has become something normal, natural and highly useful.  As dog owners realized the benefits and became […]

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The Revenge of the Dog?

How many times have you decided that your dog behaved ‘badly’ because he was angry with you?  That he wanted to ‘get back’ at you?  That he knew what he had done because he ‘looked guilty’?  Most of us have thought it once or twice.  Even those of us who know better. In truth, dogs […]

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Debunking the “Crates are Cruel” Myth

Since the use of a crate for training hit the dog world, its detractors have been hard at work convincing people that crates are cruel.  Many believe them, too many.  Half-truths and misinformation have created a sect of dog owners who are convinced that using a crate is akin to animal abuse.  They couldn’t be […]

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What Does Your Dog Love?

20 Rewards to Motivate Your Dog From teaching you dog to come to you to training tricks, it is all easier if you are using rewards that your dog loves. Finding the right motivator can change a ho-hum practice session to a super training experience. Changing from one reward to another can add excitement and […]

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Training Merlin – Making the Small Steps even Smaller

When training dogs (or tackling any other task), I am a great advocate of breaking everything down into small ’baby steps’. Dogs will learn things super-fast when guided through these steps to develop behaviors. Even a behavior they will absolutely not attempt or begin can be easily mastered by breaking it down. And I am […]

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Teach Your Dog to Solve a Dog Puzzle

Joan Malak’s Greyhound Ch. Cebar Sings a Majik Song NA NAJ aka ‘Carly’ is shown in the following video solving the Nina Ottosson Dog Twister Puzzle. Frankly, it is amazing and very fun to watch. Carly is systematic and very enthusiastic about solving the puzzle and we credit her step by step training by Joan […]

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The Best Guarantee in the Business!

Many companies offer guarantees on their products – one time replacements and the ability to return the item for credit or money back seem to be the most common.  In the doggy world, there isn’t anyone who offers a guarantee like Lupine! Not only are Lupine collars amazing to use, look at and work with, […]

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Interactive Games – Training Made Fun

While games of fetch and tug still hold high appeal for dogs and their owners, there is a new brand of game in town and its taking the doggy world by storm!  Interactive games for dogs are a unique and fun way to play and train your dog.  With multiple ways to use each and […]

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DawggieGoPaks – You Won’t Leave Home Without It

Introducing DawggieGoPaks, an easy way to carry everything you need with you when you leave the house with your dog! Who hasn’t taken their dog for a nice long walk and found themselves scrambling to find a place to put everything they want to take with them?  Let’s face it, we tend to carry a […]

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Canine Good Citizen – Your Dog Can Do It Too!

Many people take their dog through basic training and stop.  Why bother going further?  Once your dog knows how to sit, down and come when called (mostly), isn’t that enough?  While it might be, if you have already put the time, money and thought into training your dog at all, why not take it a […]

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Lure Coursing – Let ‘Em Run!

Most dogs, no matter what breed, have what is called ‘prey drive’.  It may be very pronounced in some dogs, less so in others, and occasionally, seemingly non-existent.  Generally speaking, most dogs have a certain amount of it in varying degrees. Sighthounds, more than any other group of dogs, are the kings and queens of […]

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