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Is 'Socialising' Your Dog With Other Dogs A Good Thing To Do?

Is 'Socialising' Your Dog With Other Dogs A Good Thing To Do?

Our dogs mean a lot to us and we want them to have the best life possible. We may feel that our dogs enjoy and need to play with their own kind. Though that sounds ideal, consider that humans have spent thousands of years domesticating dogs so dogs would prefer humans over canine companionship. Do we really want to encourage dogs to play by canine rules rather than human rules yet at the same time demand more of them in their close relationships with us? read more…

What is Canine Compulsive Disorder?

What is Canine Compulsive Disorder?

Does your dog compulsively lick his legs or chase his tail? He could have Canine Compulsive Disorder (CCD) but have no fear as Bark Busters dog trainers can help.  read more…

The Myth Of The Low Maintenance Dog

The Myth Of The Low Maintenance Dog

Everyone wants a low maintenance dog. You know the one - the dog that plods happily behind his owner, doesn’t bark at or jump up on everyone and wags happily at every pat from any passer-by. read more…

Mental Vs. Physical Stimulation For Your Dog

Mental Vs. Physical Stimulation For Your Dog

Does this description sound familiar to you: "My dog, Ranger, just won't settle down. He seems to have an endless supply of energy, even after running around all day." This is a common description shared by many Bark Busters clients during our initial conversation. read more…

Avoiding Incidents With Stray Dogs

Avoiding Incidents With Stray Dogs

Stray dogs – dogs that have been abandoned and are homeless or dogs that are running loose without an owner - are a growing problem. Some are reunited with their owners, others are picked up by animal control authorities, and others are adopted from rescue shelters but some become feral and can pose a threat to humans. read more…

How to Choose the Right Crate for your Dog

How to Choose the Right Crate for your Dog

Crates provide more than just a place for your pet to stay when you’re working on dog training or if you’re travelling. The right crate provides security, comfort, and a place that your dog can truly call his own. Here’s how to choose the right crate for your dog so he can enjoy his own space happily. read more…

What Your Body Language Tells Your Dog

What Your Body Language Tells Your Dog

Dogs have a specific way of interacting, which includes an instinctual manner of communication. Learning how to communicate effectively with your dog in a language he understands is the first step in establishing your leadership. read more…

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