How-Tos for the Dog Lover

"I have a 5 1/2-month-old border collie mix who, in the evening, wants to play nip—playful biting that’s no fun for me. This can happen at other times of the day, but in the evening I have a great deal of difficulty redirecting him."

» Learn How to Get Your Dog to Stop Nipping
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Get Your Dog to Stop Nipping

"I have a 5 1/2-month-old border collie mix who, in the evening, wants to play nip—playful biting that’s no fun for me. This can happen at other times of the day, but in the evening I have a great deal of difficulty redirecting him."

» Learn How to Get Your Dog to Stop Nipping

Train Your Dog

The excuse goes something like this: "I don't want a robot. I want my dog to be himself." Right. Especially since he's so "friendly" that he can't help but vault the fence to chase every cyclist.

» Learn How to Train Your Dog

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Feed Your Dog Properly

Wolfing down an entire day's worth of food in under a minute can lead to serious digestive problems.

» Learn How to Feed Your Dog Properly

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Get Your Dog to Stop Stealing Toys

Possessiveness is an entirely natural behavior for dogs and, in the case of dog-dog interactions, a difficult one to modify.

» Learn How to Get Your Dog to Stop Stealing Toys

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Get Your Dog to Stop Knocking Over the Trashcan

"I can’t get my dog to stop knocking over the trash. You got anything fuzzy and 'positive' for that?"

» Learn How to Get Your Dog to Stop Knocking Over the Trashcan

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Punish Your Dog

Always try positive reinforcement before resorting to any form of punishment—it produces fewer unwanted side effects—but certain dogs just won't learn to avoid temptation with tricks and treats alone.

» Learn How to Punish Your Dog

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Capture Your Dog's Best Behavior

Your new puppy is going to express all kinds of behaviors on his own. Learn to spot and control the good ones so you can return to them later.

» Learn How to Capture Your Dog's Best Behavior

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Get Your Dog to Stop Roaming

Place teaches dogs to remain still in a particular defined location—a dog box, a roll-up mat, or a platform.

» Learn How to Get Your Dog to Stop Roaming

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Keep Your Dog from Overheating

Some high-energy, athletic dogs, unable to sweat, will work to the point of self-injury, so make sure you're able to recognize the warning signs of exhaustion.

» Learn How to Keep Your Dog from Overheating

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Treat the Most Common Dog Ailments in the Field

Taking Fido along for a hike in the woods can be rewarding and fun, but you need to be prepared in the event of an unexpected emergency.

» Learn How to Treat the Most Common Dog Ailments in the Field

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