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  • March 7, 2014

    Bringing Your New Dog Home

    The key to helping your new dog make a successful adjustment to your home is being prepared and being patient. It can take anywhere from two days to two months for you and your pet to adjust to each other.

  • October 17, 2014

    Chewing: How to Stop Your Dog's Gnawing Problem

    Learn why your dog loves to chew and how to keep him from destroying your favorite shoes, furniture or other belongings.

  • January 7, 2010

    Choosing a Dog Trainer

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    Too many dogs are given up after their normal, easily modifiable behaviors are allowed to become problems. But it doesn't have to be this way. To prevent your dog from becoming a sad statistic, take your dog—and your family—to a professional dog training class.

  • November 11, 2014

    Choosing the Right Dog for You

    The best thing about adopting a dog from an animal shelter? The great selection of available canine companions! Man's best friends come in all shapes, sizes, and—of course—personalities.

  • October 31, 2014

    Crate Training 101

    “Private room with a view. Ideal for traveling dogs or for those who just want a secure, quiet place to hang out at home.” That’s how your dog might describe his crate. It’s his own personal den where he can find comfort and solitude while you know he’s safe and secure—and not shredding your house while you’re out running errands.

  • October 12, 2015

    De-Skunking Your Dog

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    Skunks are everywhere--in the country and in the city--and if your dog gets sprayed, there are ways you can rid him of the scent without using your entire ketchup (or tomato juice) supply to do it.

  • April 14, 2015

    Dig This: How to Get Your Dog to Stop Digging

    Has your dog turned your lawn into a moonscape, with craters everywhere? He's not doing this out of spite or a desire to destroy your landscaping. More likely he’s seeking entertainment, attention, comfort, escape, prey or protection.

  • September 1, 2015

    Does your dog freak out when you leave?

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    Dogs with separation anxiety exhibit distress and behavior problems when they’re left alone. Here's how to help your dog cope when you leave.

  • June 14, 2013

    Dog Aggression

    A dog's bark may be worse than his bite, but most of us would rather not find out one way or the other.

  • October 17, 2013

    Dog Collars

    Every dog needs a collar, chiefly to hang his ID, license, and rabies vaccination tag on (and leash, of course). There are so many styles of collar that it’s easy to get one that reflects your dog’s (or your) personality.