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U.S. Canine Articles

Take a peek at some of our various articles and jumpstart your education on Natural Dog Behavior and Dog Psychology. You’ll learn training tips, health-related information, and how to get started on the right foot with your dog.

Why Walk Your Dog?

One of the first questions I ask new clients is: “How much do you exercise your dog?” Many people just resort to telling me what a large backyard they have. I tell them to stay in the house and yard and then I’ll come back and check on them in about a week. No work. No school. No stores, etc; only the house and the yard. Would you have cabin fever? Wouldn’t you feel cooped up and bored?

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Laser Pointer Syndrome

Laser pointers may initially seem like a great way to exercise your dog. Unfortunately, they can cause serious problems for their future…

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Thunderstorms & Sound Aversions

July 4th festivities are just around the corner, fellow dog lovers! It’s a time to celebrate, be with friends and family, eat too much junk food, and watch the beautiful fireworks bloom in the night sky. It’s also a great time to get out and about with our pups. Here’s how to ensure you and your dog have the best Independence Day possible…

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Seasonal Dog Allergies

It’s that time of the year again, and while you may be noticing the changes in the plant life, you might also be noticing some unpleasant changes in your four-legged friends. While your pet can be sensitive to allergens all year round, it is said that about 10 to 20 percent of dogs show signs of Spring time allergies. Just like humans, our pets can be very sensitive to outdoor allergens such as trees, grass and weed pollens, dust, house and storage mites, fleas, and indoor and outdoor molds…

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A Dog’s Work vs. Vacation

Do you work before you get a vacation? Are you tired when you get home after a long day at work? Has your day been mentally taxing? Were you using a lot of brain power? Does anyone feel sorry for you for putting in a good day at work? Well, dogs need work too…

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Bringing Home a New Dog

There are many things to consider when making the decision to bring a new dog into your life. It is very important to begin this new relationship on the right foot…

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Does Your Dog Get Enough Exercise?

People are always curious to know if their dog is getting an adequate amount of exercise. Exercise is one of the most vital parts of owning a dog, and it is very important to know if you’re providing it in the correct way, and meeting your dogs overall physical needs…

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Housebreaking Rules

Do you have a new puppy in the house? Or have you adopted a new older dog that needs potty manners? Here are some of the basic rules to get you on the right path…

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Shy & Fearful Dogs

Often, dogs who have a bad story, or have dealt with someone with a negative personality, become fearful. In these situations, a great offense is a great defense. Let’s put you in the position of your dog. If you have been conditioned to associate a situation with something negative, you will be nervous when it is presented to you. You may have an offensive reaction at just the thought of it…

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