Feeding your dog Life’s Abundance Premium Dog Food is a great step in the right direction of providing him with the bond and safety he craves and needs.  In addition, obedience and behavior training is very important in assuring that you have a great dog for life and the proper companion for the entire family.

We would like to share some of the articles we have written over the years and continue to write regarding dog safety, obedience, and behavior.  We hope you enjoy them.

How Do I Keep My Dog Calm At The Front Door?

When someone comes to the front door, it is often an event that causes adrenaline and many “mixed signals”.  If you think about it, the house is normally quiet and consistent.  Suddenly, a bell rings or there are pounding knocks at the front of the house.  We rush to the door and our dog needs to instantly decide if everything is fine.

Dogs, like people, are very territorial.  When someone comes to the edge of our territory, they need to determine if they are “friend of foe”. They often look to us for that answer.   Based on that answer, they will either “calmly ignore” or “actively engage”.

We often do not send the right signal or send no signal at all.  Given this “confusion”, our dog normally defaults into their “actively engage” mode.  That is where all the excited barking, running, and jumping is coming from.  Robin and I have a great training tip that will solve this issue for you.  Please read our dog training article titled “How Do I Keep My Dog Calm At The Front Door”.

Make sure that answering the front door with your dog is calm and safe.

How Can I Watch Some TV in Peace & Quiet Without My Dog Being Crazy?

It is so annoying when you are trying to watch TV and your dog “wants to play and jump”.  Normally, the more you try and stop your dog’s crazy behavior, the worse it gets.  The reason is that your dog thinks that you are just playing too. Since he has so much energy, your engagement is like throwing gas on a fire.

You need to understand that your “crazy dog problem” started long before you sat down for a quiet evening of TV.  With the proper redirection and release of adrenaline before TV time, everything can be great.  Robin and I have a great dog training article that walks you through the process.  The article is titled “How Can I Watch Some TV in Peace & Quiet Without My Dog Being Crazy”.

You need to get your dog calm before TV time

Can My Dog Overheat Even If It Feels Nice and Cool to Me?

It is important to understand that, even though the temperature may be fine for us, our dogs still could suffer from overheating.  We need to understand that while our dogs are running, jumping, chasing, barking, and playing; we are normally just sitting and watching.

We come inside and think that a quick drink of water may be all they need to feel just fine.  In many instances, this may be OK.  We think this because it is normally the case for us.  We very rarely run around outside and come in to suffer from heat stroke.

Unfortunately, this is not always the same for our dogs.  The problem that we often overlook is the differences in the “cooling mechanisms” of humans and dogs.  Our dog’s “cooling mechanism” is far less efficient that ours and this can lead to their overheating.  This overheating can easily lead to situations that can put them in very dangerous health risks.  Please check out our dog training article titled “Can My Dog Overheat Even if It Feels Nice and Cool to Me” and help to protect your dog.

Always be aware of your dog's activities and the environment around you and your dog.

What Are Some General Dog Training Tips for A Well-Behaved Dog?

Robin and I have been training dogs and “dog families” for a pretty long time.  There are many specific training tips and methods that we have perfected over the years that have made our clients successful dog owners.

Like most great things, “great dog training tips” are based on common sense and overall simplicity.  Successful teaching is multi-faceted, requiring several pieces to come together in order to succeed.

Think back to your school days for just a minute.  What were the things that it took you to learn something well and to have the information meaningful?  Was it a great teacher?  Was it a calm and focused environment?  Was it the books or computers that helped you to learn? Was it your friends that would be your “study buddies”?

Your answer probably includes several of the items I have mentioned above.  The same is true when it comes to some great, general training tips for a well-behaved dog.  Robin and I have shared these simple tips with you in our article titled “What Are Some General Dog Training Tips for A Well Behaved Dog”.

It is important the you are the respected leader and have your dog's focus

Will My Crazy Family Affect My Dog’s Behavior?

Many of us have crazy families and, for many of us, that is the way we want it to be.  We now decide to get a dog and we want him to be well behaved and always obey and respect us.  So, we get a professional trainer and they work with us to help make our dog great.

This all sounds really wonderful until the real world begins to take hold.  All that dog training of respecting us and not doing bad things like jumping and running and stealing, etc. that our dog seemed to understand during the training and for several days after all seemed to disappear.  What happened?   Is there an expiration date on our dog being good?

The answer is “No”.  Your dog is simply doing what you are now telling him to do.  He is acting in the same manner that all the other members of the family are acting.  They are crazy and animated.  Guess what; he will be crazy and animated.

You need to determine how you want your dog to behave in relation to your family.  This is a two-way street and required work on both sides.  Robin and I have a great article that explains all of this and tells you what to do.  Please read our dog training article titled “Will My Crazy Family Affect My Dog’s Behavior”.

The way your family acts at home will impact your dog's training

Why is My Puppy Pooping So Much?

Potty training can often seem like black magic to so many people.  It works and then it doesn’t work and then it works again and then there is another accident.  It can be a constant struggle.  Sometimes we simply ask ourselves “How can my puppy have so much poop all the time?

There are several problems that are coming into play here.  The first problem began with us when we were kids.  Our mother was always filling up our plate and making sure that our lunch bag was overflowing as we went off to school.  Oh, he is just a growing boy.  I don’t want her to go hungry.  Our American culture always taught us that more was better and a full plate was a sign of prosperity and health.

The second problem arises from our foolish belief in watching and believing commercials on TV and the internet.  Oh, that dog food has pictures of great looking food.  That must be a good dog food. Hey, there are happy dogs playing in that commercial for that dog food.  It will make my dog happy and if he is happy, he must be healthy.

Bad. Bad. Bad. Your puppy is still pooping all over the place. The answer is really simple, and we would like to share it with you in our dog training article titled “Why is My Puppy Pooping So Much”.

Potty training also involves moderation and appropriate nutritional considerations

Feeding your dog Life’s Abundance Premium Dog Food is a great step in the right direction of providing him with the bond and safety he craves and needs.  In addition, obedience and behavior training is very important in assuring that you have a great dog for life and the proper companion for the entire family.

We would like to share some of the articles we have written over the years and continue to write regarding dog safety, obedience, and behavior.  We hope you enjoy them.

How Do I Keep My Dog Calm At The Front Door?

When someone comes to the front door, it is often an event that causes adrenaline and many “mixed signals”.  If you think about it, the house is normally quiet and consistent.  Suddenly, a bell rings or there are pounding knocks at the front of the house.  We rush to the door and our dog needs to instantly decide if everything is fine.

Dogs, like people, are very territorial.  When someone comes to the edge of our territory, they need to determine if they are “friend of foe”. They often look to us for that answer.   Based on that answer, they will either “calmly ignore” or “actively engage”.

We often do not send the right signal or send no signal at all.  Given this “confusion”, our dog normally defaults into their “actively engage” mode.  That is where all the excited barking, running, and jumping is coming from.  Robin and I have a great training tip that will solve this issue for you.  Please read our dog training article titled “How Do I Keep My Dog Calm At The Front Door”.

Make sure that answering the front door with your dog is calm and safe.

How Can I Watch Some TV in Peace & Quiet Without My Dog Being Crazy?

It is so annoying when you are trying to watch TV and your dog “wants to play and jump”.  Normally, the more you try and stop your dog’s crazy behavior, the worse it gets.  The reason is that your dog thinks that you are just playing too. Since he has so much energy, your engagement is like throwing gas on a fire.

You need to understand that your “crazy dog problem” started long before you sat down for a quiet evening of TV.  With the proper redirection and release of adrenaline before TV time, everything can be great.  Robin and I have a great dog training article that walks you through the process.  The article is titled “How Can I Watch Some TV in Peace & Quiet Without My Dog Being Crazy”.

You need to get your dog calm before TV time

Can My Dog Overheat Even If It Feels Nice and Cool to Me?

It is important to understand that, even though the temperature may be fine for us, our dogs still could suffer from overheating.  We need to understand that while our dogs are running, jumping, chasing, barking, and playing; we are normally just sitting and watching.

We come inside and think that a quick drink of water may be all they need to feel just fine.  In many instances, this may be OK.  We think this because it is normally the case for us.  We very rarely run around outside and come in to suffer from heat stroke.

Unfortunately, this is not always the same for our dogs.  The problem that we often overlook is the differences in the “cooling mechanisms” of humans and dogs.  Our dog’s “cooling mechanism” is far less efficient that ours and this can lead to their overheating.  This overheating can easily lead to situations that can put them in very dangerous health risks.  Please check out our dog training article titled “Can My Dog Overheat Even if It Feels Nice and Cool to Me” and help to protect your dog.

Always be aware of your dog's activities and the environment around you and your dog.

What Are Some General Dog Training Tips for A Well-Behaved Dog?

Robin and I have been training dogs and “dog families” for a pretty long time.  There are many specific training tips and methods that we have perfected over the years that have made our clients successful dog owners.

Like most great things, “great dog training tips” are based on common sense and overall simplicity.  Successful teaching is multi-faceted, requiring several pieces to come together in order to succeed.

Think back to your school days for just a minute.  What were the things that it took you to learn something well and to have the information meaningful?  Was it a great teacher?  Was it a calm and focused environment?  Was it the books or computers that helped you to learn? Was it your friends that would be your “study buddies”?

Your answer probably includes several of the items I have mentioned above.  The same is true when it comes to some great, general training tips for a well-behaved dog.  Robin and I have shared these simple tips with you in our article titled “What Are Some General Dog Training Tips for A Well Behaved Dog”.

It is important the you are the respected leader and have your dog's focus

Will My Crazy Family Affect My Dog’s Behavior?

Many of us have crazy families and, for many of us, that is the way we want it to be.  We now decide to get a dog and we want him to be well behaved and always obey and respect us.  So, we get a professional trainer and they work with us to help make our dog great.

This all sounds really wonderful until the real world begins to take hold.  All that dog training of respecting us and not doing bad things like jumping and running and stealing, etc. that our dog seemed to understand during the training and for several days after all seemed to disappear.  What happened?   Is there an expiration date on our dog being good?

The answer is “No”.  Your dog is simply doing what you are now telling him to do.  He is acting in the same manner that all the other members of the family are acting.  They are crazy and animated.  Guess what; he will be crazy and animated.

You need to determine how you want your dog to behave in relation to your family.  This is a two-way street and required work on both sides.  Robin and I have a great article that explains all of this and tells you what to do.  Please read our dog training article titled “Will My Crazy Family Affect My Dog’s Behavior”.

The way your family acts at home will impact your dog's training

Why is My Puppy Pooping So Much?

Potty training can often seem like black magic to so many people.  It works and then it doesn’t work and then it works again and then there is another accident.  It can be a constant struggle.  Sometimes we simply ask ourselves “How can my puppy have so much poop all the time?

There are several problems that are coming into play here.  The first problem began with us when we were kids.  Our mother was always filling up our plate and making sure that our lunch bag was overflowing as we went off to school.  Oh, he is just a growing boy.  I don’t want her to go hungry.  Our American culture always taught us that more was better and a full plate was a sign of prosperity and health.

The second problem arises from our foolish belief in watching and believing commercials on TV and the internet.  Oh, that dog food has pictures of great looking food.  That must be a good dog food. Hey, there are happy dogs playing in that commercial for that dog food.  It will make my dog happy and if he is happy, he must be healthy.

Bad. Bad. Bad. Your puppy is still pooping all over the place. The answer is really simple, and we would like to share it with you in our dog training article titled “Why is My Puppy Pooping So Much”.

Potty training also involves moderation and appropriate nutritional considerations