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Finding Substitute Behaviors for Your Dog's Bad Habits: How to Deal With Excitement and Distractions - Part 1

People love using the word "no." But if you want to have success in training your dog, you need to expand your vocabulary, and think about how your dog thinks and feels.
People love the word “no.” It’s one of the first words that we pick up in infancy, which says a lot about how human beings react to unwanted behavior. When we see someone doin… https://www.localbark.com/bark-all-about-it/finding-substitute-behaviors-your-dogs-bad-habits-how-deal-excitement-and-distractions-part-1/

Finding the Right Size Crate for Your Dog

Your dog's safety and happiness is important, so we made a brief guide for determining the correct size crate for your dog.
We love giving our dogs as much room as possible to run around and exercise—that’s why our facility features 10,000 square feet of outdoor play area, and 1,500 square feet of indo… https://www.localbark.com/bark-all-about-it/finding-right-size-crate-your-dog/

The Rules of Bringing a Puppy Into the Family

Before you bring a dog or puppy into the family, it's important to go over a few simple rules.
Part 1 - Rules for Parents For a lot of people, their vision of the perfect idyllic home life involves having their children running around playing in the front yard, and a dog o… https://www.localbark.com/bark-all-about-it/rules-bringing-puppy-family/

Signs of Fear in Your Dog You May Be Missing

It's easy to overlook things that might be scaring your dog. Here is a list of a few things that you might be missing.
If you were to ask people on the street how dogs “talk,” most of them would likely tell you that dogs use barking and other auditory signals to talk. While this is true to a small… https://www.localbark.com/bark-all-about-it/signs-fear-your-dog-you-may-be-missing/

Things That Might Be Scaring Your Dog Without You Realizing It

You know your dog is afraid of lightning and fireworks. But what else might he be worried by that you're overlooking?
There are a lot of “normal” dog phobias that everybody knows about, such as thunder, fireworks, vacuum cleaners, the vet, strangers, etc. The causes of these fears are usually rel… https://www.localbark.com/bark-all-about-it/things-might-be-scaring-your-dog-without-you-realizing-it/

How to Clean Your Dog's Ears

Keeping your dog's ears clean is important to its health. Here are a few tips to help keep your pup's ears squeaky clean!
If you had to rank a dog’s senses in order of importance, hearing would come only second to smell. They are exquisitely sensitive, much more so than ours. And even the briefest ob… https://www.localbark.com/bark-all-about-it/how-clean-your-dogs-ears/

How to Trim Your Dog's Nails

Trimming your dog's nails is a skill that takes practice, both for you and your dog! However, by taking it slow and allowing your dog to gradually become familiar with the process of having his claws cut, both you and he or she can become nail trimming ex…
Just like you, your dog has nails that grow continuously. And just like your nails, your dog’s nails can cause problems if not properly maintained. Regular nail trimming is an imp… https://www.localbark.com/bark-all-about-it/how-trim-your-dogs-nails/

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