Doggy Behavior Fix – My Dog Barks When Home Alone (part 5 of 7)

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QUESTION: “How can I prevent my dog from barking when he is home alone?”
ANSWER: Usually is impossible to influence behavior if you are not there to “coach” the dog. That said, the first step is to identify all the triggers for the barking. At what exactly does the dog bark? When does it happen? Where is the dog when it is barking? If you are not there to hear it, how do you know the dog is barking? For how long does the dog bark?
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Doggy Behavior Fix – Getting My Two Dogs to Get Along (part 4 of 7)

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QUESTION: “I have a 12 year old golden retriever and now have a 1 year old golden retriever, both females. The younger golden has started dominating the older dog, brushing her out of the way and exhibiting basic dominant behavior. She also will jump on the older dog who is getting old and frail. I am afraid she is hurting the older dog and is stressing her out. How do I stop this?”
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Doggy Behavior Fix – Jumping Wheatens (part 2 of 7)

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QUESTION: “How can I stop my Wheaten Terriers from jumping on people when company comes?”

ANSWER: “There are 2 basic options for dealing with any behavior problem:

TRAINING/BEHAVIORAL MODIFICATION: This changes the dog’s behavior if done correctly.
MANAGEMENT: This changes the environment or situation to reduce or completely prevent the behavior from occurring.
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Hidden Benefit of High Value Dog Treats

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Since immersing myself in the humbling, yet exciting world of dog agility training, I have learned one important thing (besides the fact that my dog is smarter than I am). Dogs will do almost anything for you if you make it worth their while. Even things that don’t come naturally.
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Fun Facts Your Dog Wants You to Know – An Infographic

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It’s safe to say that anyone who has ever loved a dog would agree that for the most part, dogs greatly enhance our lives. You may be thinking, “but what about the time Lucky ate 3 couch pillows in the time it took me to dash to the grocery store in order to buy more doggie chews so Lucky wouldn’t eat any more couch pillows?” Ok, so Lucky never promised you a rose garden. Besides, don’t knock couch pillows until you’ve tried them.
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Boomer at the Groomer – A True Story

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The things they make me do for a cookie.

Boomer was our beloved Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier, a breed with a beautiful, silky coat that grows like hair. We had always had him groomed in the traditional “wheaten” cut, a carryover from his show dog days (otherwise known as his days of glory as a “Professional Dog”). He had a more important, showy and prestigious job than anyone else in the family, and he knew it.
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