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How to Tell If Dogs Are Playing or Fighting & Playing Too Rough | Pupford

October 20th, 2023

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We love seeing dogs run around and play with other dogs. After all, socialization [] is so important, especially at a young age -- and the added exercise and mental stimulation doesn’t hurt either. But sometimes it can be hard to know if dogs are playing or fi... Continue reading

Don't Compare Your Dog to Other Dogs | Pupford

June 6th, 2023

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Why is my neighbor's dog so good on a leash... he's half the age of my dog?! This is a trap! And you should avoid getting caught in it as much as you can! Falling into the comparison trap with our dogs usually just brings about negative feelings and no real help for our dogs. In this episode, I br... Continue reading

Why Does My Dog Stare at Me? 5 Likely Reasons | Pupford

November 22nd, 2023

Filed under Pet Parenting

On the list of slightly odd things our dogs do we’ll find a behavior that is pretty common by both dogs and people: staring. Sometimes, it’s pretty obvious why, like when your dog is eyeing the juicy burger you’re eating. But other times, you’re just going about your day and your dog just seems to ... Continue reading

Give Mental Enrichment to Reduce Problem Behaviors (VIDEO) | Pupford

December 27th, 2023

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Mental enrichment for your dog is one of the most powerful ways to reduce troublesome behaviors like barking, digging [], and chewing! In this video, Amber Aquart CPDT-KA [] teaches 3 simple and powerful games that will help you give... Continue reading

Preparing Your Dog for the School Year | Pupford

December 27th, 2023

Filed under Pet Parenting

Back to school time is a major transition for the whole family. Adjusting bedtimes, establishing new routines -- it all takes time to get used to. It’s also an adjustment for your dog, believe it or not. Think about it, they’ve enjoyed all summer with their humans being around more. Depending on th... Continue reading

How to Socialize a Puppy – Safely and Effectively | Pupford

August 31st, 2023

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Learning how to socialize a puppy is one of the most important parts of your young dog's life! Skipping out on socialization can lead to fear of other dogs, humans, and other noises and experiences. Trevor Smith CPDT-KA breaks down everything you need to know about how to socialize a puppy (or olde... Continue reading

Dogs Read Your "Chemical" Messages | Pupford

December 18th, 2023

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You've probably heard people say that our dogs can "read" our emotions and moods, but is there science to back that up?! A group of researchers set out to answer that question and found an alarming answer. YES. Our dogs can and do pick up on the chemical changes in our bodies. LISTEN TO PODCAST ... Continue reading

How to Trim Dog Nails at Home, Including Black Dog Nails | Pupford

April 4th, 2023

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Learning how to trim dog nails can seem like a daunting task, but with the right tools and advice, it can be safe and simple for you and your pup! In this video, Quinci Cole [], a groomer with over 14 years of experience, walks you through step-by-step how to ... Continue reading

Potty Pads for Dogs: How to Use Puppy Pads for Training | Pupford

December 27th, 2023

Today we’re going to talk about everyone’s favorite part of being a dog parent: potty training! And specifically, how to use potty pads for your dog! ...what? You don’t find potty training to be the most fun activity you and your dog could ever possibly do together? Yeah, neither do we. The truth ... Continue reading

Stop Relying on "No" When Training Your Dog | Pupford

August 8th, 2023

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Are you obsessed with the word "no" when it comes to training your dog? While the word 'no' can have a time and place in training, it isn't a 'behavior'. Too often as pup parents, we become obsessed and oftentimes overreliant on the word 'no'. The problem with the word 'no' is that it doesn't teach... Continue reading

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