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January 29, 2018

When To Start Training Your New Puppy

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So, you’re a new puppy parent! Now what? You may think that you should wait until your puppy is old enough to go to obedience training to begin training them yourself, but from the moment your puppy was born, they're being trained. 

Tags: pet tips, dog agility, dog training, training, puppy training

January 30, 2017

Watch Your Tone During Dog Training

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Matching tone to temperament is key for successful behavior training.

Did your mother ever tell you, “It’s not WHAT you say, it’s the WAY that you say it that matters”? We know that our tone of voice can often have a big impact on how someone will respond to something we are saying.

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Tags: Dogs, tips, pet behavior, dog training

April 27, 2016

Socializing your new puppy: what you need to know

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Now that you have gotten (somewhat) used to the newest addition to the family, it’s time to start thinking about socialization? The key to having a happy and nonfearful dog, is to start training during puppyhood. Here are some tips on how to get started.

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Tags: dog training, Dogs, pet advice, pet behavior, Puppy, tips

January 26, 2015

Train Your Dog Week- Do You Know The Basics?

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Best Friends professional Trainers recommend that you begin training your dog as soon as he arrives in your home. This will avoid irksome problems and let your new pooch know what’s expected of him.

Tags: dog training, Dogs, dogs, pet advice, pet behavior, pet info, Pets, professional trainers, tips

June 23, 2014

Ask the Vet- “Please don’t go!”: How to help your dog through separation anxiety

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How many of us have come home to find that our beloved dog has destroyed the sofa cushions or worse, chewed up your favorite pair of shoes. This may be due to a problem called separation anxiety. Separation anxiety (SA) is actually one of the most common behavioral problems seen in dogs. Not only can SA manifest as destructive chewing behavior but dogs with SA may bark, howl, dig, or urinate and defecate in the house when left alone.

Tags: Ask the Vet, dog safety, dog training, Dogs, dogs, pet advice, pet behavior, Pet Health, pet health, Pet Safety, Pets, Vet

March 20, 2013

It's Time for Spring Training!

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Now that spring has sprung, you and your dog are looking forward to getting outdoors for walks, runs and visits to the dog park.

But, say Best Friends trainers Kim Mandel and Jamie Ianello, they often hear from clients that their dogs seem to be less obedient in the spring -- as though they’ve forgotten all their training and the “rules” of public behavior.

Tags: dog training, Dogs, exercise, pet advice

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