How to Teach a Dog to Play Dead

How to Teach a Dog to Play Dead

Training Your Dog to Play Dead Of all the dog tricks that entertain onlookers, one of the most fun is the ol' "Bang Bang" trick. The play dead trick is not only fun to do, but can also strengthen the bond between you and your dog. Some dogs may take a while to learn it so just be patient. The end result is well worth it once your dog has the trick down. By following the … [Read more...]

How to Teach Your Dog to Speak

How to Teach Your Dog to Speak

Teach Your Dog to Speak “Speak” is a fun dog obedience exercise for you and your dog to enjoy--one that will be both entertaining and educational for your pet. Learning how to bark on command may be a little bit tricky for your dog at first, but it can be accomplished easily with dedication, repetition and maintenance. Below we show you how to teach your dog to speak in … [Read more...]

Breed Spotlight: Chihuahua

Chihuahua

Chihuahua Characteristics The Chihuahua or Chi is a toy-sized dog and the smallest of all breeds. It is recognized by the AKC as part of the toy breed group. Weights vary from 2 to 6 pounds, but they can reach weights of 10 pounds in some cases. Colors can vary greatly from black, white, fawn and tan. The Chihuahua coat comes in two types. Smooth coats are the typical short … [Read more...]

Rawhide as Dog Chews

Rawhide for Dogs

Compressed and Knotted Rawhide Chewing is an issue many dog owners face. Your first instinct may be to call your local dog trainer to solve your dog's chewing problem. However, you can get your dog to stop chewing on your shoes by redirecting his attention. Offering an alternate item, such as a chew toy, is a great way to stop your dog from chewing on valuables. There are … [Read more...]

Breed Spotlight: Dachshund

Dachshund

Dachshund Dog Breed Characteristics According to the AKC Dog Registration Statistics, the Dachshund was the seventh most popular breed in the United States in 2008. The Dachshund comes in two sizes: standard, which can weigh 16-32 lbs. and miniature, which is 11 lbs. or under. Dachshunds also come in three different coat varieties. The coat types are smooth, long-haired and … [Read more...]