Is your dog making accidents all over the house? Or does your dog need to learn how to behave around other dogs, or even around other people? If you need help training your dog to be well-behaved, read the tips below, all of which are provided by experts at North Shore Animal League America. But keep in mind, training your dog or puppy will take plenty of time and patience!
The hurried rush of back-to-school and shorter days means families are spending more time focused on school work and active schedules. That may mean leaving your furry friends at home alone more often. Now is an important time to incorporate your recently adopted dog, cat, puppy or kitten in the family's new routine. Read More
Dogs and cats are curious by nature. That’s why it’s so important that you make sure you pet proof your home before bringing a new family member into your house. Dr. Mark Verdino, VP and Chief of Veterinary Staff at North Shore Animal League America, advises taking a “whole-house” approach. “There are potential dangers to Read More
If you are wondering how to stop dogs from chewing, you've come to the right place. If your dog is destructive, the first thing you need to do is ask yourself, "What is the reason for this behavior?" It is important to understand and acknowledge that every behavior has a reason. Once you understand the Read More
Is your dog jumping up on your others? Here's how do you train your dog or puppy not to jump on you. The first step is to be consistent. Never reward your dog for this behavior. Once you have made this commitment, you are ready to begin to train your dog. Any behavior that Read More
Is your dog anxious? The answer is virtually any dog will at some time show some anxiety. However, some dogs have extreme anxiety that is triggered when the guardian leaves, this is called "Separation Anxiety". Whether your dog has severe anxiety or not, it is important to try to make your dog as happy Read More
Confine your dog in a small (den-like) area, with water and a proper chew toy. This should not be in an isolated area in your home. Use a training crate or a gate for confinement and NEVER isolate a dog behind a closed door. Do not give the dog bedding in this area until Read More