Category Archive: Dog Training Articles

Dog Training Articles

Jun 23

Child and Dog Interaction

According to the CDC, half of all children 12 years and under have been bitten by a dog. The majority of bites are from a familiar dog, with 79% of attacks being fatal. Of the fatal attacks, 87% happened while the children were unsupervised. Attacks on children are not breed specific; even small dogs like …

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May 11

Leadership for Dogs

Why is it important to provide leadership for your dog?  Dogs are pack animals and with this social structure comes the importance of knowing who’s in charge and where each dog falls into the pack hierarchy. In a wolf pack, the alpha (leader) makes all the decisions –when to hunt, when to leave the territory, …

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Apr 28

Puppy Socialization

Puppy Socialization Immediately following birth, a puppy begins to learn important rules about socialization through interaction with its mom and litter. When a puppy leaves its litter at 8 weeks of age, the next 8 weeks are a critical time as lasting memories are made. Socialization begins right away and everything the puppy experiences will …

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