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PetMD Editorial
Mar 18, 2020

Reviewed on March 18, 2020, by Dr. Alison Gerken, DVM, and Victoria Schade, dog trainer Introducing a new dog to your family dog is sure to spur a mix of nervousness and excitement. In order to make the transition smooth, you should plan each step of the process—from the… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Dec 19, 2019

Reviewed for accuracy on December12, 2019, by Dr. Wailani Sung, MS, PhD, DVM, DACVB Dogs express their emotions with their bodies, but we’re not always able to correctly interpret the messages they’re sending. Or worse yet, we misunderstand their intent, which can make a… Read More

Victoria Schade, CPDT-KA
Aug 02, 2019

It’s a heartbreaking scene; after a short time away from your house, you return to a dog that’s wet from drool, trembling and wide-eyed with fear. There’s a mess by the door, and the TV remote and couch cushions are chewed to bits. It’s clear that you’re dealing with more… Read More

Victoria Schade, CPDT-KA
May 07, 2019

Is your dog bossy? When it’s time to go for a walk, does he leap on you when you try to leash him up? Or, does he demand his meals by barking as you prep his food? Bossy dogs have learned that manners don’t matter because they usually get what they want if they push hard… Read More

Victoria Schade, CPDT-KA
May 07, 2019

There’s nothing quite like using dog treatsfor positive reinforcement, which is why you probably have a cupboard full of dog training treatsfor your pup. There seems to be real power behind a tasty goody—but what if your dog is not food-motivated or you don’t have any… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Apr 22, 2019

Reviewed for accuracy on April 22, 2019, by Dr. Katie Grzyb, DVM Sure, you could play fetch with your dog in the backyard and call it a day. But if you really want to boost your pup’s workouts and mental stimulation, get her involved in some extreme sports for dogs. Many… Read More