Ever heard of Rally Obedience? This team sport for dogs is gaining popularity. The reason? Dogs of all breeds can practice it! Because the focus of Rally Obedience is not the physical strength, to team up with your dog you don’t have to be an athlete. Still, there are a few things to know before starting.
Barking is the way dogs communicate, hence a natural behavior. But if a dog barks excessively, how to keep it under control? Figuring out the reasons behind excessive barking is the first step towards finding a solution to the problem. Keep calm: this is something you and your dog can learn together!
As a dog owner, you have to follow certain rules, laws and prohibitions. It is your responsibility to manage your pets’ behavior and follow the rules of etiquette. Therefore, it is important that you, as a responsible and conscientious dog owner, set a good example for other pet parents. Keep these 8 important rules in mind to help your dog to get along with others.
Every dog needs daily exercise to expend extra energy and maintain health and fitness. Regular exercise also has significant day-to-day effects on a dog’s behavior as it can reduce some behaviors done out of anxiety or boredom. Dogs — particularly puppies and young dogs — have a lot of energy, and if they don’t get the chance to burn it off, destructive behavior is often the result. Are you also a dog owner? Then you have probably found yourself wondering…. (more…)
Spring is here. The days are getting warmer, the winter coat is packed away, flowers are coming out and love is in the air. For a single person it can be really annoying when everywhere you look all you see is couples. Cause let’s face it, we do envy them a bit. Are you also a single dog parent looking for a bit romance? Have you thought about using your dog as wingman? Here are 8 reasons why dogs are the best wingmen. Are you ready for some dog walk flirting? (more…)
Is your dog a real circus artist? Then show us the best tricks and join our video contest. 3 lucky winners will get a Tractive Pet-Remote! All you have to do is make a video of your dog doing a cool trick and share the video under this Facebook-Post. The winners will be selected randomly. There is no limit – be as creative as you like! From beginners to professionals, everyone can join the contest.
The wedding. This unique day counts for many of us to one of the most beautiful days in our life and we want to celebrate this special day with our dearest ones. Stop! Have you forgotten someone? Yes, your beloved dog! Don’t leave your four-legged sweetheart alone at home on this special day. Include your dog on your wedding day. Not just as a simple wedding accessory, but their presence should symbolize their status as ‘a member of the family’. One of the best ways to include your pet is during the ceremony. Not sure what I mean?
Are you worried that training you dog will break the bond that you two have established? Do you accept the fact that you have to keep your dog penned up because of aggressive behavior toward visitors? Do you also accept the aggravating howling and moaning when you take your dog for a walk? Is all of this actually tolerable behavior for a dog? I don’t think so! I hate to break it to you, but even dogs have an expectation of being civilized. The people tolerating your dog’s misbehavior do not share your opinion that it’s cute when he climbs all over them, or uses their shoe as chew toy. Here’s a few reasons why everyone should train their dog.
While adopting a puppy is often viewed as a fun experience, many refrain from doing so due to the challenges that are associated with it; the main one being potty training. It can be complicated, challenging and time consuming. The accidents that happen along the way also deter many people from adopting puppies for this reason. As a result, many dogs are euthanized at shelters because of overpopulation and not enough adoptions. The Modern Puppies Potty Training Puppy Apartment is an effective new way of potty training that has already helped save 50,000 puppies from remaining in shelters, keeping them from potential euthanizations.
Clicker training is a simple and popular way to train your pup and reward good behavior. It can be fun for both you and your dog and often produces quick and effective results. And as soon as your dog understands what the clicker is all about, you will be able to teach him all kinds of tricks. But before you start practicing with your dog, here’s a small introduction to clicker training. (more…)