How to introduce a puppy to an older dog (video)

Here is a video showing the introduction of puppy to older dogs. There is not all that much to do, the dogs will usually handle the introduction themselves pretty well but there are a few things to take into consideration. Not all older dogs have lots of patience and tolerance so make sure you know …

Teach your dog to stay

Teaching your dog to stay might seem difficult but it is certainly “doable”. This is one of the basic commands to teach your dog and it is certainly a useful one as it will help you to keep your dog under control. Imagine for example the situation when you open your car and you have …

Fun games for dogs

Dogs just love to play and it is also important for their physical and mental health. Here are some fun games you can play with your dog. Tug o war is very popular with most dogs. All you need for this is a thick piece of rope a stick or a tug o war toy …

Teach your dog the “leave it” command

The command “leave it” is an important one. It is a command which could save your personal belongings, save you from embarrassing situations (such as when your dog is chasing people or other pets) and most importantly it can save your dog’s life. Imagine if your dog is getting hold of something dangerous like pills …

How to break up a dog fight!

Sometimes it just happens, your dog simply does not get along with another dog and before you know it the two dogs are fighting. Now if the dogs in the fight are Chihuahuas then fine, it probably won’t be too difficult to pull the two dogs apart, however if they are big dogs it is …

Most Aggressive Dog Breeds

There are many Dog owners who have problems with aggressive dogs I thought I would share some information about some of the most aggressive dog breeds around. Now this is purely for information and discussion, there are just soo many things to take into consideration when it comes to aggressiveness in dogs and the breed …

The dominance theory! Is it still valid?

The Dominance Theory

In just about every post I have written about dog training I have stressed the fact that you need to establish yourself as “the pack leader” thus the dog needs to consider you as its leader in order to follow and obey you. A lot of people consider this to be incorrect and they state …

How to train your dog to sit

Teaching your dog the command “sit” is one of the first and most basic commands you need to teach your dog. It is really the base for more advanced training. Fortunately it is also one of the easiest commands to teach. Sitting is natural to a dog and it can be taught in a few …

6 great dog toys for heavy chewing dogs.

If your dog is chewing a lot then you probably often have to buy new chewable toys for it. Dogs love to chew and it is great for their teeth and gums, however you need to find some good alternatives to chewing your shoes, furniture and other belongings and this is where the chewing toys …

How to help a dog in pain

The reasons for a dog being in pain are of course the same as for humans. It can be something sharp in one of its paws, A fractured leg, inflammation in the eye or arthritis when a dog gets older. In some cases it is fairly easy spot and recognize. A dog in pain is …