Why do dogs hump? Humping can be sexual in nature, especially for young, unaltered dogs. It can also be a form of dominance (at any age). Dog who are not properly socialized and those lacking obedience training may do it when they are overly excited. It is important to teach your dog that humping is inappropriate, otherwise, they will continue to exhibit this fun, playful behavior on other dogs, humans, pillows, stuffed animals, etc.
Do you find yourself saying “NO” to your dog, rather than giving commands to stop a behavior? We are not opposed to using the word no, as long as it is used properly. Here is our philosophy on the word “no”. Imagine you are at work and make a mistake. Your boss screams “no”, glares […]
I spent years reading books and articles and watching TV programs on the craft of dog training. I started each program filled with enthusiasm and willingness to learn. Eagerly, I filled my pockets with treats, attached the leash to my dog and applied the techniques I learned. Each training session ended in disappointment for me […]
When we welcome a puppy or dog into our home, we are easily swayed by their tiny body and adorable face. Six months later, when our puppy doubles in size, we struggle with those decisions made early in our dog’s life. Since most dogs continue to grow throughout their first year of life, it is […]
This is a problem many dog owners have. The practice may stem from puppy hood when leaving him unattended was dangerous because he would eat everything in sight. It may also have occurred after relocating from a situation where the dog had to be walked, to a home with a yard for the dog to […]