Dog Mom (& Dad) Guilt: Why It Happens & What To Do | Pupford

May 16th, 2023

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I’m here to tell you first and foremost, dog mom (or dad) guilt is totally normal. Let that sink in for a second… We all want to be the absolute best pup parent and provide our dogs with a healthy, happy, and fulfilled life. But, sometimes we fall short. And that’s where the guilt comes in. In t... Continue reading

30 Funny Facts About Dogs | Pupford

May 5th, 2023

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Most people would agree dogs themselves are pretty funny and interesting, but they're so much more than that. They're our best friends, family members, and furry children. Dogs make us laugh, cry, and shake our heads. And we just can't live without them. Do you think you know everything there is to... Continue reading

Why Do Dogs Have Whiskers? | Pupford

January 11th, 2023

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Dogs are magnificent animals who experience the world in wonderful ways. It’s part of why we love them so much. Each one has their own perspective on the world and whiskers are a big part of how they take it all in and navigate through it. Whiskers, otherwise known as vibrissae, serve a specific fu... Continue reading

Is Your Attention Accidentally Reinforcing Your Dog's "Bad" Behaviors? | Pupford

May 30th, 2023

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While we often think of food as a dog’s strongest reinforcement, your attention (eye contact, petting/scratches, talking, etc) can be almost as strong as a reinforcer for your pup! Dogs have been domesticated for thousands of years to instinctively look for and work for our attention. But, your at... Continue reading

How to Teach Your Dog to “Check in” with You and Why You Should | Pupford

April 21st, 2023

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We want to let you in on a secret: your dog making frequent eye contact [] with you is one of the best ways to improve training effectiveness and keep your dog safe. Okay, maybe that’s not a secret, but sometimes it feels like there’s a secret code to c... Continue reading

What Happens if Dogs Eat Chocolate & What to Do | Pupford

September 19th, 2022

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Unfortunately, a lot of dogs love the taste of chocolate (can you blame them?). This makes a candy bar or muffin that was accidentally left out on the coffee table all the more dangerous to them. Chocolate can cause serious damage to your dog if ingested and it’s far too common that this happens to ... Continue reading

Why Do Dogs Jump On You? 5 Interesting Explanations & 3 Tips to Stop It | Pupford

December 7th, 2022

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While jumping can seem cute when you have a small puppy, it drastically changes when that little pup turns into a full-grown dog. Understanding why dogs jump on you is key to overcoming this challenging behavior! Our dogs typically jump on us for one of 5 reasons, and we’re gonna dive into each one... Continue reading

Trying to Train While 'Bad' Behaviors Happen? Try This Instead | Pupford

May 8th, 2023

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Too often as pup parents, we try to fix or train “bad” behaviors while they are happening. Unfortunately, we often feel overwhelmed, embarrassed, and downright frustrated in the heat of those moments. So in this article, we’re going to discuss alternatives to better set your dog up for success. An... Continue reading

Classical Conditioning: How Dogs Learn By Association | Pupford

January 23rd, 2023

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Have you ever marveled at your dog’s ability to know that by putting on a certain pair of shoes means you’re going to take them for a walk? What about her uncanny ability to distinguish the sound of a peanut butter jar opening compared to any other jar? Things like this happen because our dogs are ... Continue reading

Loose Leash Walking Training: 5 Tips to Stop Pulling | Pupford

April 21st, 2023

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Here’s the thing about walking on a leash: dogs aren’t born knowing how to do it. That’s why dogs pulling on their leash is such a common problem among pup parents and why loose leash walking can be so challenging! But it’s really important for our dogs to learn how to properly walk on leashes – in... Continue reading

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