Training a Deaf Dog to Come and Stay on Command

Dogs communicate with each other mainly through scent and body language. When two dogs greet each other they are communicating all kinds of signals, without needing sound. Sounds such as barking and growling are additional ways to communicate but they are not their primary source of communication; therefore verbal language is not necessary to train a dog. In fact dogs read cues in our body language, and expression in our face and eyes even more than what we are saying to them.

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Dog Dandruff Treatment & Causes

Your dog’s skin and coat must be in optimum condition to keep them happy and prevent scratching. The itching triggered by dandruff can trigger dogs to scratch their fur and skin off, making them prone to infection. The five tips beneath ought to aid clear up your dog’s symptoms.

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Introduction to Agility Training

Scooter doesn’t have to be a Obedience Champion to compete, but there are three control commands that he does have master: Come, Sit-Stay, and Down-Stay. As with all dog training, you need to make learning this fun, not work. Bear in mind that praise, clicks and treats will always win out over scolding and other forms of negative reinforcement. Incorporate these behaviors into your daily life – have Scooter Sit-Stay before eating his dinner, or Down-Stay before a rousing game of catch. Whatever you do, don’t use Come only when all the fun is over and it’s time to go home!

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Selecting a Dog Collar

Dog collars are a very important part of your dog’s life. He is to wear one all the time for the sake of identity purposes, but collars can be used for training as well. There are some collars that are not supposed to be worn for every day, and some collars are more suited to larger or smaller breeds of dog.

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Choose an Original Name for Your Dog

Maybe you’re like us. Maybe you’re tired of scouring the web for “popular dog names” and finding overused and unoriginal names like Buddy, Ginger, or Max. Here at SpockTheDog, we understand your frustration. That’s why we have created this handy tutorial to help you create a unique and even cute dog name that will have everyone oooh’ingand awww’ing everytime you tell them the name of your new puppy. Because that’s important, right?

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