This article is part of our ‘language of behavior’ series. This is where we look at some of the terminology involved in dog training, work out what is useful, and try to make sense of it all You’ll most likely hear dog trainers talk about latency as something to get rid of or decrease. That’s because latency is the gap between you delivering a ‘cue’ and your dog's response. Getting a … [Read more...] about Latency In Dog Training
A dog with a good solid 'stay' is impressive. He sits or lies like a rock and doesn’t move. But how do you actually teach a dog to stay? Even when his handler walks away and leaves him for a while. Training a reliable stay isn’t as hard as you might think. And this article is all about setting out the principles which will help you achieve a really good ‘stay’ with your dog. Let’s begin … [Read more...] about How to Teach a Dog to Stay
Are you asking yourself, why should you teach your dog to fetch? While many dogs are happy to chase a stick or ball, not all dogs are natural retrievers. Some won’t chase a ball at all. Whilst others will chase but lose interest once the ball stops moving. Some dogs love to pick up and carry the ball but have no interest in sharing it with their owners. A polished retrieve, where … [Read more...] about Why Should You Teach Your Dog To Fetch
It's not uncommon for Pitbull owners to surrender a brand new toy to their pet, only to realize it was not one of the best toys for Pitbulls. They have to take it away a scant few minutes or hours later as chunks are falling off, innards exposed, pieces are eaten or missing. Many Pitbull owners are left wondering, are there actually any indestructible dog toys for Pitbulls? The truth is … [Read more...] about The Best Toys For Pitbulls Who Love to Chew and Play
Welcome to our Ruffwear Cooling Vest Review. Looking at the Ruffwear Jet Stream Cooling Vest. Giving you a guide to how it works, how to use it and whether it might suit your dog. As well as letting you know when you might prefer the Ruffwear Swamp Cooler instead. Do Dogs Need Cooling Vests? Overheating is a potential problem in working dogs during warm weather. Dogs suffer from heatstroke … [Read more...] about Ruffwear Cooling Vest – Jet Stream Review and Tips
Is a teddy bear dog right for you? In this article, we take a look at some of the world’s cutest and cuddliest dogs. Dogs may be descended from wolves but some adorable puppies look more like bears. Teddy bears, that is! Read on for more teddy bear dog breed info. Find out where teddy bear dogs and mini-teddy bear dogs come from. And discover what’s involved in buying and caring for a … [Read more...] about Teddy Bear Dog Breeds – The Pups That Look Like Plushies
What is a Boxerdoodle? A Boxerdoodle is a cross between a Boxer and a Poodle. It’s not hard to guess the reasons behind crossing a Poodle and a Boxer to get a Boxerdoodle. Both breeds are known for their intelligence, athleticism and success as family dogs. In recent years cross breeds, including the Boxerdoodle, have become popular. Before discussing the merits and shortcomings of … [Read more...] about Boxerdoodle – Introducing The Boxer Poodle Dog Mix
Welcome to our complete guide to the Czechoslovakian Wolfdog! Are you considering this breed as a companion? Keep reading to find out if this is the dog for you! The Czechoslovakian Wolfdog goes by a number of names. These include: Czech Wolfdog, Czechoslovakian Wolfhound, Czechoslovakian Vlcak, and others. This is a powerful, intelligent and alert breed that makes for an excellent … [Read more...] about Czechoslovakian Wolfdog – A Real Wolf To Share Your Home?
Are you wondering if a Doberman Lab mix puppy is right for you? Welcome to our complete guide to the Labrador Doberman mix! The Doberman Lab mix is the result of a Doberman cross Labrador. This cross breed is also known as a Doberdor. If you’ve been thinking about getting a Lab mix, a Doberdor could be the perfect dog for you. In this article, we’ll review size, likely temperament, and … [Read more...] about Doberman Lab Mix – Perfect Pet Or Devoted Guardian?
Alaskan Malamute vs Siberian Husky! Choosing between the two might be the most adorable dilemma! You may have fallen in love with both of these appealing and furry northern dog breeds. If so, you may be finding it hard to make a final decision about which dog is the right choice for you. Not to worry, we’ll take an in-depth look at both the Husky and the Malamute so that you can make an … [Read more...] about Alaskan Malamute vs Siberian Husky – Can You Spot All The Differences?