Many herding type dogs, including Border Collies, are anxious and fearful dogs. Some of this issue may be due to their sensitive and attentive natures. Border Collies are in touch with their surroundings and reacting to visual cues, and as such they can easily become fearful and anxious due to this and other genetic factors. Understanding where Border Collies are coming from … [Read more...] about Four ways to help an anxious and fearful dog
Dog Training Q&A
The following question was submitted on the Pet360 Community Forums: I have a German Shepherd puppy. When should I start training my puppy? He is 6 weeks old. Some resources and advice on when you should start training your puppy The short answer is: right away! Puppies start learning right out of the womb (and some suspect even before then), so you can start with … [Read more...] about When should I start training my puppy?
Sometimes, despite the best intentions and efforts you make, your dog can become afraid of you. You might not realize an expression, you may be upset about something completely unrelated to your dog, you may accidentally step on your dog's paw, or something else might happen in the environment that your dog attributes to you. All of these things, and many more, can contribute … [Read more...] about Dog behavior questions: My dog is sometimes afraid of me. How can I make my dog trust me?
We were incredibly lucky to hear Victoria Stilwell speak at the Better With Pets summit in New York, where she spoke about positive dog training. Specifically she went over many of the myths and facts about positive dog training, and where we're headed if we don't improve our relationship with dogs. Victoria Stilwell is a well known for her TV program on positive dog training, … [Read more...] about The Myths and Facts about Positive Dog Training: Victoria Stilwell’s presentation at #BetterWithPets
Have you had or known a dog who air snaps, bites... or qualifies as having a severe biting problem? The following question is from a person with a Golden Retriever puppy, only 10 months old. The owner is complaining: this puppy keeps biting me. What would you do in this situation? It's a tough call, but a call does need to be made. Read on to understand the situation, and see … [Read more...] about My Golden Retriever puppy keeps biting me: what do I do? #FridayForums