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Dogs guilty dog next to a hole she chewed in a leather sofa

Destructive chewing is a fairly common habit in dogs, and a seriously undesirable one. It is not only inconvenient for owners, but it can…


by Eric Bogard

Have you ever noticed your dog hunker under a table, bed or chair?

Whether frightened -say by lightning and thunder- or not, dogs are not all that separated from their wild ancestors. Certain ‘in the wild’ instincts and behaviors still remain such as seeking a den for protection, comfort, and psychological satisfaction. If left without a designated place to call his or her own your dog will actively seek shelter wherever deemed appropriate (not by you but by your four legged friend, of course). However, by tapping into your dog’s natural tendencies a crate will provide the very comfort and solitude so very wanted.


If you are serious about training your dog or earning the Associate Dog Trainer (ADT) Diploma or the Dog Behaviorist Diploma, you can now…

Dogs dog asleep after hours of studying

Dogs are creatures of habit. They learn through repetition and consistency, (doing it the same way every time). Dogs are social animals and they see you as their pack or family. They do not want to be excluded from everything that is going on with the family. A properly trained dog can be communicated with just as a human family member. It takes practice and repetition.

When training your dog always remember that dogs don’t learn sentences. They learn one word commands by tone inflections. We speak to them like they understand and they are attentive and giving you a lending ear at anytime but they do not understand every word. They are fully capable of learning thousands of one or two word commands.


Getting a new puppy is perhaps one of the greatest joys in life. Whether you’re young or old puppies bring laughter and warm fuzzy feelings all around. In fact, puppies are so much fun that many new owners unintentionally neglect their role in preparing the puppy for training success!

We’ve all seen the obedient dogs everyone dreams of owning. You know the ones who walk next to their master paying no attention to others on their walk without a leash to hold them. How about the dogs playing fetch at the park and bringing their toys back every time regardless of other dogs or kids running around?


You may be considering a new pet puppy for your children this Christmas. There are several things to consider before making that total commitment decision. One of the major decisions, in my opinion, is once you do have the beloved puppy how will you house train the creature. It takes total dedication and a lot of time to accomplish the task. We would like to give you some insight on fulfilling the training process as quickly as possible.


If you have a pet then you understand the dreaded visit to the vet. It is one of those duties that must be preformed but you don’t like it. Well you’re not along, neither does your pet.

Many people are not real fond of going to the doctors’ or dentists’ office. We however understand why we are there and the need to be there. Our pets on the other hand are completely clueless of the need for the visit.


This is a heartwarming story that should teach us humans how to get along. I came across the story at as I was searching the web for interesting information to share.

It’s a role reversal not commonly seen, but then the cat chasing this dog is a little larger than most. Salati, a ten-month-old leopard, and her best friend, golden retriever Tommy, like nothing more than to run around together before settling down for a friendly cuddle. The odd couple were reared together at the Glen Afric Country Lodge near Pretoria, South Africa.


Mark your calendars for the Charlotte Pet Expo!
May 8, 2010, from 10am to 6pm

On May 8th, the 2010 Charlotte Pet Expo will be held at Cabarrus Arena and Events Center at 4751 NC Highway 49 in Concord, NC. Admission, and parking, is free to the public!

The Charlotte Pet Expo is the pet lover’s premier event! Bringing all the foremost trainers, groomers, rescues, shelters, vets, clinics, pet stores, retailers, hobbyist groups, and societies together. Their goal is to assemble all key areas of the pet companion world to educate, demonstrate, and perform for the Charlotte pet lover community and beyond.

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