Muzzles can be used to prevent dog bites in situations where you are unsure of how your dog will react. Dogs should be trained in advance to be comfortable wearing muzzles, and this video explains how to do that. Muzzle training is actually a good idea for all dogs and puppies, because dogs who are injured can be unpredictable and may need to be muzzled.
Never put your dog in a situation where you think it's likely he or she will bite, of course. But when you have prepared your dog for a greeting and you believe everything will probably go well, or when your dog needs emergency medical care, a muzzle can come in very handy.
Continue reading (Video 82) How and Why to Train Your Dog to Wear a Muzzle
Animals, including dogs, bite for a whole lot of reasons. The severity can be anything from a puppy play bite to a bite to kill. Watch this video to learn some of the reasons animals bite and what you can do to prevent bites.
Continue reading (Video 81) Ouch! Why Animals Bite and How to Prevent It
Does your dog bark at you for attention? Maybe he drops the ball and barks at you to throw it, throw it, throw it? This video explains how to look for more polite requests for attention and other ways to teach your dog to quietly let you know what he wants.
Continue reading (Video 77) “I want it!” How to Stop Demand Barking or Vocalizations
Even though many dogs chase cats, that doesn't have to be the case in your home! The easiest variation of not chasing cats is to teach your dogs that "their" cat is part of the family and not to be chased in the house.
Note: this could be a life-and-death situation for your cat, depending on how seriously your dog is going after the cat. As always, please consider hiring a dog trainer near you if your animal is in danger.
Continue reading (Video 76) Help! My Dog is Chasing the Cat
If you are expecting a baby, congratulations! Not all dogs are keen to have a baby around, and even the happiest of dogs should be prepared to have another little human in the house. Having a baby will dramatically change your daily routine, which can be stressful for your dog. This video gives useful ideas to make your baby's homecoming peaceful and easy.
Continue reading (Video 64) It’s a Baby! Help Your Dog Welcome Your New Child
Getting a new dog or puppy? Start out on the right paw, because first impressions really do count!
Take a few minutes to watch this video to get some tips on how to best introduce your new dog to the existing animals in the home. Following the tips in this video will help you prevent problems before they start, by avoiding fighting and reducing stress for everyone.
Continue reading (Video 63) Adding a New Dog to Your Home
One of the bests way we can show our 'best friends' the love they deserve is to keep them safe. We often think of dog safety as being about keeping people safe from dogs, but what about the other way around? Watch this short video for 10 essential ways to keep your dog, cat, or other animals safe.
Continue reading (Video 57) 10 Essential Dog Safety Tips
Do you know your dog weighs as much as an elephant in a car accident? Is your dog safe in your car or truck? Take a moment to watch this video for some life-saving automobile travel tips for your best friend.
Continue reading (Video 54) Keep Your Dog Safe While Driving!
Stop right there! Does your dog dash out of the house or pop out of the car as soon as you open the door?
Wait tells your dog that he should not get out of the car, leave the house, etc. It is different from Stay, which is about holding an exact position. This video explains some reasons to train your dog to Wait and teaches you how to get your dog to be an expert in patience.
Continue reading (Video 50) Wait: How and Why to Train a Solid Wait
Does your dog bark nonstop when you have company, or jump up like their feet were made of springs? The safety and training tips in this video will help you have visitors to your home without feeling like you're living in a war zone or a circus!
Continue reading (Video 44) Have a Happy & Well-Behaved Dog with Guests
Boundaries define personal dignity and integrity. They are rules about what we can and cannot accept. Boundaries define ways that we feel comfortable interacting, how we want to be spoken to or touched. This video explores ways to set boundaries with and for your pets.
Continue reading (Video 23) How to Set Boundaries for Animal Care
Kids and pets can have a great time together if everyone follows these simple rules for safety. Did you know that children are most likely to be bitten by a dog that they know? Practice being safe around every pet - not just 'stranger danger.'
Continue reading (Video 14) How to Keep Your Child Safe Around Animals
Dogs and many other furred and feathered animals are fun to pet! That doesn't mean they like us touching them the way we are doing it - if at all! In this video, Grisha goes through how to greet animals in a way that makes them feel more safe and happy.
Continue reading (Video 13) Watch This Before Petting Another Animal!
Learning when your pet is saying "I like that" or "more please" is really fun! Understanding happy communication gives you a better bond with your animals and also helps you meet their needs.
Continue reading (Video 12) 10 Ways that Your Pet Says “I’m OK”
Did you know that a wagging tail does not necessarily mean your dog is happy? Animals often ask us to back off because they are scared. Unfortunately, humans miss most of the signals and our pets have to bark, hiss, growl, or even bite to finally get the message across.
Continue reading (Video 11) 10 Ways that Your Pet Says “I need space”