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Why do dogs pull on the leash? It's in a dog's DNA. In the wild, if an animal is trapped it naturally tries to get away. Although canines have been domesticated for thousands of years, dogs still have natural instincts. Dogs are natural pullers - which is why it's possible to get a dog to pull a...
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Are Dog Training Classes Worth the Money?

While you may be excited to shower your pup with love and affection, you shouldn't forget the importance of training. But do you need to spend the extra cash on a professional trainer?   If you've just gotten your new pup, you can know how much of a handful it can be. From finding the right food...
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How are service dogs trained?

Service dog training You may have seen a dog in a store or restaurant and wondered what kind of training they’ve received. Odds are, it’s more intense than you think. Potential service dogs receive one to two years of rigorous training and may be rejected at any point. At most organiza...
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Dog training accessories: Sticks, whistles, treats & more to train your pet.

Train your dog with the best training accessories If you want to train your pet dog to be disciplined, you cannot do that without using the proper dog training accessories. These accessories often include training sticks, clickers, whistles, treats and other essentials that will help your dog fo...
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Determined stray dog tries 5 times to steal a stuffed unicorn from NC Dollar General

An incredibly stubborn dog had to be taken into custody Sunday in eastern North Carolina, after it “broke into” a store multiple times to try to steal the same stuffed animal. Specifically,  a $10 purple unicorn It happened at a Dollar General in Duplin County, and the county’s Animal Services ...
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How to train your dog on an invisible fence

Invisible fences for dogs Invisible fences are an increasingly popular option for dog owners. While it is not for everyone, it tends to offer more space for dogs to roam, without the hassle and cost of having a physical fence. Invisible fences have been debated time and time again, so ...
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Old Trainer: My adopted dog is tough to train, what should I do?

How to teach Stormy, a dog in Kansas, the sit-stay-come sequence, the perfect foundation for all further training. Once Stormy learns those three commands she is a trained dog and it’s time to learn the next two commands, “freeze” and “easy “ “Freeze” is taught while on the daily walk, one of th...
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Surge in Dog Adoptions Means a Boost in Dog Training

Bonnie Plass wants new dog owners to know that you can’t correct behavioral problems with cookies. The owner of That’s a Good Dog, LLC in Westbrook, Plass is a member of a sector that has seen a boost in business during the pandemic. “I’m busier than I’ve ever been,” she said. “I’m actually turn...
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Regular Leash vs. Hands-free Waist Leash: Which is Safer When Your Dog Pulls?

A reader recently asked me whether a waist leash is safe when you have a dog that pulls hard. Are you more likely to get pulled over with a waist leash or when holding a traditional hand-held leash? It’s a matter of simple physics. You’re more likely to topple when holding the leash in your hand...
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Walk on Loose Leash, Part 1: Choose the Right Walking Pace and Make It Clear Pulling Doesn’t Work

You’ve probably heard the talk about how humans with dogs are healthier because they exercise more. A number of scientific studies support this statement; however, what those articles fail to mention is that if your dog drags you, lunges, or tangles you in the leash, those walks may not be that ...
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Our Favorite Dog Quotes

We here at THE BUDDY SYSTEM love us some cute dog quotes (you can see some of them on our instagram)! Here are a few of our favorite - both with an image and copy, so you can share and use wherever you want. We love the way these quotes make us feel, not quite as good as a kiss from your pup, ...
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Summertime Swimming With Your Dogs

  Some ways to make it safe for you and your dog to enjoy summertime swimming.   Ease Into It Just like it takes your some time to train for a long distance run or being able to complete 10 burpees; it can take a dog some time to adjust to swimming. Start slow and keep an eye on your dog’s ...
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