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  • The Right Lead To Walk Your Dog
    The Right Lead To Walk Your Dog
    November 14 2018
    If you want your dog to walk correctly by your side, you need to make sure you have the right equipment. Please do not use a retractable lead as this can cause injury to both yourself and the dog in the following ways: ...read more
  • Fear Aggression In Dogs
    Fear Aggression In Dogs
    November 07 2018
    A dog who shows aggression to other dogs, or even people can be very difficult to handle. It's not surprising then that one of the main reasons for dogs being surrendered to shelters is aggression. Sadly, the prospects for a surrendered dog flagged as aggressive are not bright.  ...read more
  • Three Important Rules of Pet Communication
    Three Important Rules of Pet Communication
    November 01 2018
    Your dog doesn't speak English, and you don't speak dog, but you can still communicate effectively with your pet. Your vocal tones and body language communicates volumes to your pet, but you should know that there are some things you shouldn't do when communicating with your pet. Here are three important rules of pet communication everyone should follow. ...read more
  • Enforcing House Rules for Your Dog with Visitors
    Enforcing House Rules for Your Dog with Visitors
    October 25 2018
    Dogs are a lot like children--they can get very excited when visitors come to your house--and it can be common for the "house rules" to go right out the window in the excitement. Don't let your visitors encourage your dogs to behave badly. Here are some tips to help make sure that your pet follows the same rules when guests are visiting as they would any other time. ...read more
  • So Many Doodles to Love
    So Many Doodles to Love
    October 18 2018
    If you haven't met a Doodle, you will soon enough. Poodle-crosses have become one of the most popular types of breed around and there are literally dozens of different types. Bark Busters trainers have trained virtually every combination of breeds, each with its own behavioural issues. Here are some facts about this "designer" breed, including some of the most popular types.  ...read more
  • If Your Dog Could Talk
    If Your Dog Could Talk
    October 10 2018
    It is amazing what we can learn from the behaviour of our dogs. It's very natural for people to reason and explain dog behaviour in a human way - it's all we know! To start thinking more like your dog is the start to enriching your lives together. ...read more
  • Little Dog Syndrome
    Little Dog Syndrome
    October 03 2018
    Little Dog Syndrome or LDS, is a common disorder in small dogs. How do dogs develop LDS? Like with many disorders, it occurs over time and without us knowing and in too many instances, with our implied consent through inadvertent conditioning. ...read more
  • Lead Training
    Lead Training
    September 26 2018
    Does your dog take YOU for a walk, dragging you at the end of the lead? You are not alone, and the solution is easier than you might think. ...read more
  • Choosing A Dog: The Right Age, Breed And Temperament For Your Family
    Choosing A Dog: The Right Age, Breed And Temperament For Your Family
    September 19 2018
    A dog's breed and temperament, combined with your lifestyle and personality, all play an important role in determining what kind of dog is the best fit for you. For instance, a slight or shy person could find a large breed dog - especially one that is boisterous or hyperactive - difficult to control.  ...read more
  • My Dog Is Marking In Our House!
    My Dog Is Marking In Our House!
    September 13 2018
    What can you do when your dog is constantly picking up his leg in your home? Move? Not necessary, as there are ways to help you manage this issue. ...read more