Tips to Stop Puppy Chewing and Barking

Puppies are like our human babies. They are cute and cuddly, but they also have fragile minds that need to be formed. Jordan Walker, the lead content curator of Coops and Cages, shares what types of behavior in puppies should be molded.

While a dog is still a puppy, it can exhibit some undesirable . . . → Read More: Tips to Stop Puppy Chewing and Barking

Help! Why Is My Dog Becoming More Aggressive Than Before?

Like humans, dogs tend to develop their personalities early on. In other words, if your puppy is likely to become aggressive in the future, she is probably already displaying some of the early warning signs.

But not always.

Sometimes, an otherwise loving and peaceful dog can suddenly become aggressive much later in life. The behavior . . . → Read More: Help! Why Is My Dog Becoming More Aggressive Than Before?

How to Prevent Your Puppy from Chewing Rugs

For whatever reason, dogs love rugs.

They love them.

And there seems to be a magical link between the value of the rug and the puppy’s affection for that rug. The same can actually be said of shoes, purses, and anything else that dogs normally chew on. If it’s expensive, they seem to somehow know . . . → Read More: How to Prevent Your Puppy from Chewing Rugs

Knowing When to Put an Aggressive Dog Down

Euthanizing your dog is one of the hardest things that a pet parent ever has to do.

It’s incredibly difficult if your dog is old and ailing. But it is even tougher when you have to put down an aggressive dog that is otherwise healthy.

But is putting your puppy to sleep the only option?

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I’ve Tried Everything, But My Puppy Won’t Stop Biting

Dog owners come to us all the time explaining that they have tried everything to get their puppies to stop biting.

They’ll list all the different strategies and tactics they’ve used over the previous several months to try and curb this annoying canine behavior.

These desperate individuals have usually already tried:

Bite inhibition Timeouts Taste . . . → Read More: I’ve Tried Everything, But My Puppy Won’t Stop Biting

How to Train a Food Aggressive Dog with Conditioning

Food aggression is one of the most common types of canine aggression that many dog owners face.

It can manifest in any number of ways. But more often than not, the puppy starts to growl, snarl, or even bite whenever someone approaches his precious food bowl.

This article explains how to use conditioning and desensitizing . . . → Read More: How to Train a Food Aggressive Dog with Conditioning

Do You Know How to Tell If a Puppy Is Aggressive?

It almost seems like a silly question. If you have a dog who is being aggressive, you already know it.

In fact, that’s probably why you’re reading this right now.

And yet, many dog owners have a tough time learning how to tell if a puppy is being aggressive (or just being a puppy). After . . . → Read More: Do You Know How to Tell If a Puppy Is Aggressive?

How to Stop Your Puppy from Chewing Furniture

Puppies are curious animals. And like their human counterparts (i.e. babies) they explore the world using their mouths.

Fortunately, most puppies eventually grow out of this phase. But not quickly enough for many dog owners. A Google search of “stop puppy chewing furniture” yields more than 500K search results.

This post explains how to prevent . . . → Read More: How to Stop Your Puppy from Chewing Furniture

Learn How to Stop a Dog from Being Aggressive Towards Strangers

Does your puppy act threateningly around strangers? Does she bark and growl?

Don’t worry. You’re not alone.

According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), “as many as 60 to 70% of all pet dogs bark threateningly at strangers and act unfriendly when around them.”

That’s a pretty sizeable percentage. . . . → Read More: Learn How to Stop a Dog from Being Aggressive Towards Strangers

Puppies Acting for Attention – Adorable Problem or Sign of Danger?

When dogs throw little canine tantrums, it’s kind of cute. Ridiculous even. It’s hard not to chuckle.

But puppies acting for attention – is this a sign of danger? Will you have problems down the road when it comes to training?

Well – it depends on a lot of things. It depends on the puppy, . . . → Read More: Puppies Acting for Attention – Adorable Problem or Sign of Danger?