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How to Stop a Puppy From Biting

iStock_000015214910SmallIf you’ve ever been nipped by a playful puppy, you know how bad those little teeth can hurt. It’s important that we teach our puppies not to bite so they don’t continue to do so when they grow up. The following are some tips to teach your puppy appropriate manners.

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Should You Allow Your Dog on the Bed?

Dog on the bedI don’t allow my dog to sleep on my bed because he’s a little, um … gross. Ace is one of those big, drooly-types who always has “shoelaces” hanging from his mouth. If I do allow him to sleep in my room on the floor, he’s constantly waking me up by flapping his ears, flinging drool or snoring. Needless to say, my dog does not sleep on my bed.

But what if your dog isn’t as noisy and slobbery as mine? Is there really anything wrong with allowing your dog on your bed? I talked with a veterinarian and an expert in canine behavior to get some tips on this topic, but I’d also love to hear from you in the comments.

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How to Decrease Stress for Dogs During the Holidays

How to decrease stress for your dog during the holidaysThe holidays are stressful for most of us, including our dogs. Think about it – all the extra people coming and going, packages piling up, travel plans, decorations and parties. It’s a lot for some dogs to take in. The following are some tips from professional dog trainers on how to keep your dog safe and relaxed this season whether you’re traveling with your dog or hosting a holiday event.

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Should You Kennel Train Your Dog?

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Soft side dog crate available at dogIDs

When you adopt a new dog, everyone you talk to will give you unsolicited training advice. Visit the dog park/don’t visit the dog park. Use a slip collar/don’t use a slip collar. It’s a lot of conflicting information to work through! When it comes to kennel training a dog, you will also hear a variety of opinions, and it’s hard to know what to do.

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Safety Tips for the Dog Park

Safety tips for the dog parkDogs and their owners often love the dog park! However, sometimes one poor experience at the dog park can make a dog fearful or aggressive during future visits. The following are some tips to help keep the dog park a safe and positive place for you and your dog. Feel free to share your own safety tips in the comments.

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How to Teach a Dog to Stay With Distractions

DaphneTeaching a dog to stay in real-world situations like out on a walk can be overwhelming, especially if you’re a first-time dog owner. The following are some tips for teaching a dog to stay reliably, even with distractions. For those of you with experience, please share your own tips and ideas on how you teach a dog to stay.

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How to Set Your New Dog up for Good Behavior

Pixie the border collie

Photo: Lindsay Stordahl

If you’re adopting a new dog, it’s so important to set the dog up for good behavior in your home. This post will help you learn how to prevent unwanted behavior like accidents and fights by controlling the dog’s options. These tips can also be applied if you plan to foster or pet sit a dog in your home. Prevention goes such a long way!

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What Kind of Dog Leash is Best?

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Nylon leashes available at dogIDs

We have a variety of dog leashes to choose from at dogIDs, but how do you know what type of leash is best for your dog? It’s a bit overwhelming! To help you decide, I’ll go over some options. Then you can decide what kind of leash is best for your dog.

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How to Help a Fearful Dog at the Vet

Help a fearful dog at the vet

Photo: Lindsay Stordahl

Believe it or not, some dogs actually love the vet! It’s a place where they get treats, lots of attention, and they get to see other dogs. But for other dogs, the vet office can be a stressful, scary place. The following are some tips to help your dog’s vet experience go smoothly.

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Potty Train an Adult Dog

Potty train an adult dog

Photo: Lindsay Stordahl

There are plenty of helpful guides out there on how to potty train your puppy. But what if you adopt an adult dog from a shelter? The dog may or may not be potty trained. The following are some tips to help set your adult dog up for success.

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