Dog Crate Sizes Guide: Everything You Need to Know to Choose the Perfect Dog Den
Dog Vills | Training
by Ben Ro
2M ago
“What size crate is right for my dog?” It’s probably among the most common questions I hear from new puppy owners. That’s why I came up with this comprehensive dog crate sizes guide! Below, I’ll go over everything you need to know, including all the most common sizes, how to measure for a crate, and the other considerations that’ll help you choose the perfect one for your furry friend! Once you’ve decided on the perfect crate, you’ll need to decide what to put in it to create the ultimate den. So, you may want to check out and bookmark our favorite dog blankets, self-warming dog mats, and the ..read more
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30 Easy Dog Boredom Busters to Keep Tails Wagging
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by Johanna Kennelly Ullman
3M ago
Is your furry companion feeling a bit down in the dumps lately? If you notice your dog exhibiting signs of restlessness or a lack of enthusiasm, it might be time to combat their boredom with a variety of entertaining activities. A mentally stimulated and engaged dog is a happier and healthier dog. Check out the 30 fun dog boredom buster activities listed below.  30 easy ways to beat doggy boredom and keep tails wagging From engaging puzzle toys that they can play on their own to amazing bonding activities for the whole family, here are some of the best dog boredom busters ever! FYI, this ..read more
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Scared Dog? Here’s How to Help Him
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by Ben B.
5M ago
A scared dog is an unhappy dog. I recently wrote an article on the various forms of dog aggression and what to do about them. One of those forms was fear aggression. There is another form of fear in dogs – pure terror. That’s no exaggeration. Some dogs are so fearful, they simply melt into the floor in abject terror over anything. If you have a scared dog, there are some things you can do to help him view the world with a different lens. Portrait of a Scared Dog As a vet assistant for seven years, I saw my fair share of terrified dogs. Some dogs snapped. Some dogs rolled. Some dogs urinated an ..read more
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Crate Training an Adult Dog: Can it Be Done?
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by Ben Ro
11M ago
Crate training is a valuable skill for pet owners to teach their dogs. For instance, it’s an easy way to ensure your dog doesn’t cause a raucous when you aren’t home. So it makes sense why people with an adult dog would ask whether it’s effective on them.  As a result, I developed a guide that’ll dive into this topic and show why it’s possible. I’ll also discuss its benefits and how to do it properly. All this information will ensure you’ll never have to worry about coming home and finding all your furniture ripped apart! Can Adult Dogs be Crate Trained? In most cases, an adult dog will ..read more
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Dog Training Tips to Train Your Puppy Not to Chew
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by Nicole
1y ago
If you are looking for dog training tips to train your puppy not to chew, you’re not alone! Every new puppy parent searches for this answer. Trust me, I was right there with you…three times! Here’s the thing: puppies chew. You can’t train them NOT to chew. You can, however, train them not to chew your shoes, furniture, beloved childhood stuffed animal and so on. Take a look at a few dog training tips to train puppies not to chew everything in sight! Dog Training Tips: Train Your Puppy Not to Chew We’ve all been there—returning home to find our favorite belongings reduced to mere scraps by tho ..read more
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The Ultimate Guide to Introducing Your New Dog to Kids, Other Dogs, and Cats
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by Nicole
1y ago
When you first introduce a new dog to the family, there are plenty of things that could go wrong. Some dogs are not immediately social with everyone and some dogs are even dangerous before being properly introduced. This is not because the dogs are bad or even aggressive…it is just that some dogs have backgrounds and have not been raised properly to that point. Now that you have a new dog and want to introduce them to the family, here are several tips to make sure they are safely integrated. Dog training tips to introduce your new dog to the family Introducing a new dog to your household can ..read more
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7 Amazing Dog Enrichment Ideas for Keeping Pups Mentally & Physically Stimulated
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by Ben Ro
1y ago
Finding ways to enrich your dog’s life is an important responsibility. It helps to keep their minds sharp and engaged while strengthening the dog/owner bond. So, today, I’m sharing some of my favorite dog enrichment ideas to make this process effortless. Trust me; your dog will be so excited to try all of these new and fun activities! What Is Dog Enrichment? Before diving in, I think it’s a good idea to define “dog enrichment.” It’s the only way to ensure we’re on the same page when I move on to the later discussions.  So, dog enrichment refers to any activity that improves your pup’s ov ..read more
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Everything You Need to Know About Dog Reactivity Training
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by Ben Ro
1y ago
If you’re struggling with a pooch who seems to react negatively towards other animals or people, dog reactivity training can help. This type of training teaches your furry friend how to stay calm and collected when encountering “triggers,”, making walks and trips to the dog park a much more enjoyable experience for both you and your pet. Let’s go over the basics, then I’ll get into some tips and tricks for success! Everything You Need to Know About Dog Reactivity Training Dog reactivity training is a topic that I see a lot of pet owners discussing on forums these days.  We all want to rai ..read more
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German Shepherd Dog Training: What You Need to Know
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by Nicole
1y ago
German Shepherd Dogs are amazing family pets and are fairly easy to train overall. But they do have some characteristics and natural instincts that are hard-wired into their brains. If you are trying to train your GSD, you need to know a bit about the breed and what makes them tick. There are also a few important things to keep in mind when training your GSD. Keep reading to learn more! German Shepherd Dog Training Tips While there are many different approaches to training dogs, it’s important to use positive reinforcement methods that focus on building a strong relationship between you and yo ..read more
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What is an ESA Letter & Why Would You Need It?
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by Ben Ro
1y ago
ESA letters have become a more popular topic among pet owners recently. So I thought it’d be wise to cover what these letters are and why people would need one. After our article, you’ll know whether an emotional support animal letter is something you and your pet needs.  What is an ESA Letter? ESA letters are crucial to making your dog an emotional support animal. You must get these letters to ensure your animal receives all benefits of being an ESA. But what is the difference between an ESA letter and a traditional doctor’s note? An ESA letter is a recommendation written by a licensed h ..read more
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