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Stop Petting a Dog While Eating

Petting a Dog While Eating
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About the author: Adrienne Farricelli is a certified dog trainer and behavior consultant. She is also a former veterinarian assistant, and author of  the popular online dog training course "Brain Training for Dogs." Her work has appeared in several print and online publications including E-how, USA Today, Every Dog Magazine, Daily Puppy and Connecticut Dog Magazine.
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  Petting a dog or puppy while eating is advice that has been suggested for some time in order to prevent or reduce food aggression, but this practice can turn out being counterproductive and even downright dangerous. Sure, let’s face it: those giving out this advice may have good intentions, the goal perhaps being getting …

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How to Stop a Puppy From Biting Feet and Hands

Puppy Biting Feet and Hands
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About the author: Adrienne Farricelli is a certified dog trainer and behavior consultant. She is also a former veterinarian assistant, and author of  the popular online dog training course "Brain Training for Dogs." Her work has appeared in several print and online publications including E-how, USA Today, Every Dog Magazine, Daily Puppy and Connecticut Dog Magazine.
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  Many puppy owners wonder how to stop a puppy from biting feet and hands and the answer is that it often takes a multi-faceted approach. One good place to start preventing rehearsal of undesirable behaviors. This means that one important step is to prevent the rough biting of hands and feet from happening in …

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Reasons Why Yelping Doesn’t Always Stop Puppy Biting

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About the author: Adrienne Farricelli is a certified dog trainer and behavior consultant. She is also a former veterinarian assistant, and author of  the popular online dog training course "Brain Training for Dogs." Her work has appeared in several print and online publications including E-how, USA Today, Every Dog Magazine, Daily Puppy and Connecticut Dog Magazine.
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  Yelping doesn’t always stop puppy biting. Many new puppy owners are often advised by dog trainers and experienced dog owners to yelp to stop a puppy from biting. These puppy owners are obviously frustrated though when they notice that yelping doesn’t stop puppy biting as hoped. While this technique may help with some pups, …

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Dog Word of the Day: Ritualized Aggression

Ritualized Aggression in Dogs
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About the author: Adrienne Farricelli is a certified dog trainer and behavior consultant. She is also a former veterinarian assistant, and author of  the popular online dog training course "Brain Training for Dogs." Her work has appeared in several print and online publications including E-how, USA Today, Every Dog Magazine, Daily Puppy and Connecticut Dog Magazine.
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  What is ritualized aggression in dogs? First, one must consider what true aggression really is. When dogs encounter other dogs, there are always chances that the encounter may not go well and it’s important to be prepared for this. While dogs often develop amicable relationships with other dogs, the onset of aggression is always …

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Understanding Sensitive Periods in Dogs

Sensitive Periods in Dogs
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About the author: Adrienne Farricelli is a certified dog trainer and behavior consultant. She is also a former veterinarian assistant, and author of  the popular online dog training course "Brain Training for Dogs." Her work has appeared in several print and online publications including E-how, USA Today, Every Dog Magazine, Daily Puppy and Connecticut Dog Magazine.
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  Dog behavior is the result of the interplay between genetics and the environment and failure to recognize the importance of sensitive periods in dogs can lead to behavior problems in the long run. There is still debate on when these sensitive periods exactly start and end, and while these timelines remain blurry, one thing …

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What’s Up With Male Dogs Peeing Like Females?

What's Up With Male Dogs Peeing Like Females?
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About the author: Adrienne Farricelli is a certified dog trainer and behavior consultant. She is also a former veterinarian assistant, and author of  the popular online dog training course "Brain Training for Dogs." Her work has appeared in several print and online publications including E-how, USA Today, Every Dog Magazine, Daily Puppy and Connecticut Dog Magazine.
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  Help, my dog pees like a female dog, what is wrong with him? This is often a question owners of male dogs squatting down to pee ask around. As seen in a past article, there are several dog peeing positions dogs assume and each dog may have his or her own personal preference. However, there …

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What’s Up With Dogs Shredding Paper?

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  Whether it’s a roll of toilet paper or a pile of junk mail, many dogs enjoy shredding paper just about as much as playing with a toy, what gives? For a good reason, several dog owners have granted their dogs the nickname of “Shreddy” or “Confetti”due to their abilities to shred things into pieces. …

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What’s Up With Dogs Chewing Through Drywall?

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  Dogs may chew and eat the oddest things, and the behavior of dogs chewing through drywall can certainly be classified as one of dog’s most peculiar behaviors. Why would a dog chew through drywall? It might not make sense to us, but when we see things from a dog’s perspective, chewing and even eating the …

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What’s Up With Dogs Walking in a U-Shape?

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  Among the variety of odd things dogs do, a dog walking in a U-shape is one of those behaviors that make us wonder what on earth may be going in Rover’s mind. As with any odd behaviors in dogs, it’s always important to evaluate whether the behavior is one of those things dogs do …

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What’s Up With Dogs Standing Over Other Dogs?

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  Watching dogs interact can provide a lot of insights into the different ways dogs communicate, and among the variety of behavioral displays, a dog standing over another dog can be one of those behaviors that has many people wondering what it means. Is the behavior of a dog standing over other dogs a sign …

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