Category: The Dog House

Top 10 Reasons Why Dogs Bark

10. This Fluffy Bastard just mooned him. 9. You left him aloooooooooooooooooooooone 8. You came back! 7. He’s hella bored. 6. You forgot something important. 5. It’s his. And he wants you to know that. 4. He can’t quite reach something. 3. You’re kinda scary 2. They’re calling the pack to war. They know you’ll Read More

Breed Profile: Chihuahua

What made you decide to get a Chihuahua? My husband decided he was getting a chihuahua. The dog would be for him and no one else. Since I worked as a dog groomer at the time and had seen my fair share of leg sharks, I was fine not having anything to do with “his” Read More

How to get your dog to stop barking, nicely.

When your dog has a barking problem, it can be hard to get help. Ask the great sages of the internet how to get your dog to stop barking, and typically you get one of three responses: “You shouldn’t have chosen that breed! They’re known to bark!” (Thanks. I’ll just tell him to change his Read More

Breed Profile: Finnish Lapphund

The Finnish Lapphund is a breed of dog developed to herd reindeer. These tough little dogs have quick reflexes in order to dodge swipes from wayward antlers, and a thick weather proof coat to ward off chills while they are working. Finnish Lapphunds make excellent family pets, and can be very different based on their Read More

Is the Caucasian Ovcharka right for you?

The Caucasian Ovcharka is a rare breed of dog that has been using for guarding property and livestock for thousands of years. The Caucasian Ovcharka is an ancient breed, and is still used for its original purpose by shepherds to this day. A large breed of dog, they were bred to have the bravery, strength, Read More

Puppy PreK: Stay

“Stay” is actually a highly complex skill, that not all pre-k puppies are ready for. Even if your puppy is unable to master this command however, practicing it can help your puppy down the road by strengthening his base commands, teaching him self control, and helping him raise the threshold for his base commands without Read More

Puppy PreK: Come when called

If you teach your dog no other command, make sure he knows this one. Recall is not just handy for bringing him in from the back garden, it can help find him when he is lost or keep him away from a dangerous threat. Luckily, recall is also the easiest of all the commands we Read More

Puppy PreK: “Down” for the cause!

Prerequisite: Loaded Clicker, Beginning Sit What is down? “Down” is when you ask your dog to rest with its belly and elbows on the ground. In formal obedience, the dogs back feet are under him, ready to send him flying into the next command at the snap of your fingers. For dogs being asked to Read More

Puppy PreK: Teaching the Basic Sit

Prerequisite: Loading the clicker. If you have not yet loaded the clicker, or have no clue what that means please click here. The most basic and commonly known command for dogs is the “Sit” command. Teaching your dog is relatively easy, and most dogs can learn it no matter the age. If your dog has Read More

4th of July for the Freaked Out

I know, I know. Here we are discussing the 4th of July, and it is only the middle of June. For some of you, this post may seem particularly unimpressive because you don’t live inside the USA. Bear with me. This post is less about celebrating the independence of a country, and more to do Read More

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