Taming the wild housebreaking blog

3 Essential Tips for Housebreaking Success

June 11, 2019 | Puppies, Training

It's an important job for the success of your home and your dog. Learn about the best ways to get everyone one the same page from the start.

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Why Periods of Fear Are Good for Dogs

October 15, 2015 | Puppies, Training

Recently, our five-month-old pup Captain has been displaying fearful behavior, such as growling and ducking behind furniture, when confronted by alien dogs and humans who pass by our home at a distance.

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Establishing Trust When Training Your Dog

October 07, 2015 | Puppies, Training

Ranger, my seven-year-old, male, Alaskan sled dog, is lying on the frozen ground chewing a stick when Scarlett, a new twelve-week-old female pup, cautiously noses up to him to investigate what he is chewing. Her inquiry is met immediately with a hard, deliberate stare that is accompanied by a low menacing growl. Like an echo from a distant time when all aggression was sparked by competition for survival, Ranger’s growl leaves no doubt as to the outcome if Scarlett fails to heed his warning.

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