Training

Does Your Dog Wake You Up in the Middle of the Night? We Can Help!

Editor’s note: Have you seen the new Dogster print magazine in stores? Or in the waiting room of your vet’s office? This article appeared in our October-November issue. Subscribe to Dogster and get the bimonthly magazine delivered to your home. We all need sleep, dogs included. But sometimes your dog wakes up in the middle of …

My Dog Can’t Pee!

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Hug Your Hound Day: How To Teach Your Dog To Give Hugs

(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Hug Your Hound Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in September each year. In 2019, the holiday falls on September 14th, so get ready to give your dog a hug! But only if they enjoy it, of course. You’ve probably seen adorable YouTube videos of dogs who happily give cuddly …

Why They Happen and What to Do

Dog zoomies are what they sound like. It’s hard not to smile when you see a joyful dog running wildly around your house or yard, zipping back and forth for a few moments before collapsing after a case of what most of us call the “zoomies.” Dog zoomies, or Frenetic Random Activity Periods (FRAPS) as they’re technically called, generally only last …

Calm Your Dog’s Who’s-At-the-Door Behavior

One of the most common reasons dog owners hire a dog trainer is to help calm down the frenzied behavior at the homeowner’s front door. A door is a literal threshold, and many dogs seemingly lose their minds at this threshold. The time for training your dog to greet new people calmly is not just …

Calm Your Dog’s Who’s-At-the-Door Behavior

One of the most common reasons dog owners hire a dog trainer is to help calm down the frenzied behavior at the homeowner’s front door. A door is a literal threshold, and many dogs seemingly lose their minds at this threshold. The time for training your dog to greet new people calmly is not just …

Dogs and Fireworks — Stop Your Dog from Being Scared

My wedding anniversary falls on July 4th weekend. My husband and I used to celebrate with a short trip, but not anymore. Not since our pet cam showed my dog, Tampa Bay, shivering and hiding in the closet with my other dog, Justice, standing guard in front of it, constantly barking because of the random …

7 Tips for Creating a Dog-Friendly Easter Egg Hunt

Editor’s note: This article appeared in Dogster magazine. Subscribe to Dogster and get the bimonthly magazine delivered to your home. Spring brings us good weather and holidays we can share with our dogs. Kids aren’t the only ones who enjoy searching for goodies hidden around the house or yard. A dog’s sense of smell makes him the perfect …

Why Do Dogs Wag Their Tails?

Dog tails. Their sizes, lengths and fur volumes are as distinct and individual as the dogs who wag them. Have you ever stopped to think about — and I mean, really strike your best Rodin’s The Thinker pose and contemplate — the form or function of a dog’s tail? Unlike the prehensile tails sported by creatures …