If you want to stop dog chewing problems, you need to understand that dog chewing problems are usually a result of two issues: Either you’re giving your dog too much freedom– freedom that he hasn’t earned yet, so he develops chewing problems because he hasn’t been properly supervised. Which points to a consistency issue: The dog isn’t being corrected consistently for the unwanted behavior, so he never quite understands that he shouldn’t do it. Or second: The owner is not consistently giving Read more [...]
Master Dog Trainer Adam G. Katz reveals yet another dog toy you shouldn’t waste your money on.
Master dog trainer Adam Katz reviews two crummy dog toys: Don’t buy these, if you’re looking for a chew toy for your dog– regardless of what the packaging says.
What does it mean if you see your dog eating grass? There are two main reasons why your dog will be eating grass. The first reason is to help it to enduce vomiting. It will be doing this to get rid of something that it has eaten that is unpleasant or dangerous. Dogs do not have the ability to digest grass due to a lack of the necessary enzymes that are required for grass digestion. By eating grass the dog knows that it will bind with the offending food and when it vomits the food will be Read more [...]
Is Your Dog Safe? Is your dog living in a safe environment? Silly question isn’t it but not quite as silly as you might think at first. We all like to provide our pets with a safe environment and giving them a safe and comfortable place to sleep is an important part of that environment. While we might have provided our dog with a safe kennel initially, we all know how dogs like to bite and chew things and their kennel is not immune to their teeth. While the kennel might have been safe when Read more [...]
Dogs are a lot like children. They need stimulation or they will get bored and we all know the trouble children can be when they get bored. Bored dogs are generally unhappy dogs and they are also the dogs that are most likely to get into trouble with other animals and humans. The happiest dogs are often the working dogs as they not only have a purpose in life but they also get the praise and regular attention of their owners. Even simply getting your dog some toys of it’s own to play with can Read more [...]
Out of all the available breeds to choose from, why did you decide to add a Golden Retriever to your family? Chances are you probably wanted a companion and a friend. You may have wanted a dog that could do things with you like run along the beach, catch tennis balls, and hike in the mountains. To do these things, however, your Golden Retriever needs training. Many dog owners won’t admit their dog needs training. “He does everything I ask,” they say. Yet when asked specific questions about Read more [...]
Most of the behaviors that we humans might consider a problem, such as digging, barking, jumping on people, chewing, and so on, aren’t problems to your Golden Retriever. Your dog digs because the dirt smells good, the weather is hot, and he wants to lie in some cooler dirt, or because you have rabbits that he would like to play with. All of the things that we might consider problems, your dog is doing for a reason. However, that doesn’t mean that there isn’t anything that can be done. Most Read more [...]
CHEW TOYS. Instead of your dog chewing your furniture, why not buy these TOUGH little babies for them. These types of dog toy are usually made of nylon or latex rubber. The “King Kong Toys” are among the popular brands of chew toys. You can experiment by stuffing these toys with peanut butter or cheese spread, freeze them and give them to your dog for hours of licking and chewing fun. Doggie “potato chips” is also a favorite. These “edible chips” can last to a minimum of an hour to a couple Read more [...]
I ordered your book on July 13, 1999. Invoice #977 Cheryl [address and last name deleted]. Things were going good reading your book and then THE DOG ATE IT. Now I am still having problems with him chewing papers and socks. I don’t remember my password to your web site but I do still have the paper receipt. Could you please send me my password so I can get to the book on-line? Thank you, Cheryl Dear Cheryl: Thanks for the e-mail. I’ve sent the info. to your private e-mail address. Remember one Read more [...]