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How to Train Your Dog to Take a Bow

Have you ever seen a dog take a bow on cue? It's pretty adorable. Dogs enjoy tricks because they get lots of positive attention. If you can train it to sit and stay, you can easily train your dog to take a bow on command. To take a bow, your dog leans down with its "elbows" and chest touching the ground while its rear end stays up. This is the perfect finishing touch when showing off all your dog's tricks. All you need to train a dog to take a bow is your dog and some treats. You may also want to have a clicker on hand if you are using clicker training as part of your dog training Start Standing Up Start with your dog standing up...

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5 Ways To Show Your Dog Love That They Can Understand

1. Ear Rubs Make Your Dog High On Love Have you ever scratched behind your dog’s ears only to find that they lean into your hand and slowly drift into a sort of doggy trance? That’s because ear rubs literally make your dog high. A dog’s ears are full of nerve endings that send impulses all through the body, triggering the release of endorphins. These hormones act as painkillers and are natural “drugs” that are also released when dogs feel love. When you show your affection for your pups with ear rubs, you can be sure that they’re getting the message. 2. Try Feeding Your Dog By Hand Some experts recommend that, especially with puppies, you try feeding your dog by hand....

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Training Your Super Puppy To Be Fearless

Are you planning to add a furry member to your family this holiday season? You're not alone. Although the downsides are often touted, a well thought out addition is fine. The reality is that many families choose this time of year in order to use the extra time off to begin house training and bonding with their new family member. Today I'd like to offer a few tips from the Whole Dog Journal, along with my own enhancements to their ideas, sure to aid in helping you raise a fear-free pup.Although ideally you'd want your new little buddy to have these experiences prior to entering your home, adding these enhancements to your holiday playtime will most certainly be good for...

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