What Can Happen If You Don't Play With Your Dog(s)? | Pupford

April 28th, 2023

Time to get your pup's tail wagging! Playtime is essential for our furry friends - it's not only a source of fun and entertainment but also a critical part of their overall well-being. A dog's life without enough play is a woeful sight - they can develop anxiety [https://pupford.com/separation-anxi... Continue reading

Parallel Playing for Dogs: What it is and How to Do it | Pupford

May 1st, 2023

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More love, more fun, more bellies to rub – having multiple dogs is awesome! But it also can be tough. We’re not just talking about more hair and poop to clean up. While that’s definitely an inconvenience, it’s pretty superficial compared to some of the challenges that parents of multiple dogs have... Continue reading

Reactive Dog Training: 5 Games & Activities to Help a Reactive Dog | Pupford

May 2nd, 2023

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Some dogs are really great at regulating their emotions and responses to stimuli in their environment. They stay calm, cool, and collected for the most part regardless of what’s going on around them. And some dogs aren't, they battle reactivity! Some dogs are thrown into hyperdrive by people, anima... Continue reading

How Much Freedom Should a Puppy Have? 3 Examples to Help You Decide | Pupford

April 4th, 2023

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There’s one question I wish I would have thought about more when I first got a new puppy… “how much freedom should my puppy have?”. But, then new pup parent life started happening, and quickly! Stressing about vet appointments, searching for healthy dog treats, and trying to save my hands from all... Continue reading

Can Dogs Get Jealous? | Pupford

May 30th, 2023

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It's no secret that your doggo can experience emotions like happiness, excitement, and sadness, but what about jealousy? It appears that humans are not the only species to experience jealousy and the emotion of unfairness. A study [https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.... Continue reading

11 Reasons Dogs are Better Valentines Than Humans | Pupford

February 7th, 2023

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Valentine's Day is a time to celebrate love and companionship, and for many, there is no better companion than a dog. At Pupford, we believe that the bond between a dog and its owner is one of the strongest and most rewarding relationships a person can have. If you don't have a human companion to s... Continue reading

Guide To Littermate Syndrome In Dogs: Everything You Need To Know | Pupford

April 24th, 2023

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Two dogs are twice the fun for most pet parents (and twice the work). But when those pups are siblings from the same litter, problems such as littermate syndrome can pose challenges to the puppies' social development. Most pet professionals recommend you only get one puppy at a time to help them gr... Continue reading

5 Signs Your Dog is Making Training Progress | Pupford

March 21st, 2023

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“Am I doing this right?” - Every dog parent ever at one point or another. Without the ability to tell us if they are grasping a concept, you're left wondering if your training sessions are actually making any difference – especially when your dog hasn’t quite yet mastered whatever you’re currently ... Continue reading

LIMA Dog Training & Humane Hierarchy, Explained with Examples | Pupford

May 2nd, 2023

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There are two principles and concepts that completely changed my understanding of training and raising a well-mannered dog. LIMA dog training and the Humane Hierarchy. The two are very interconnected and provide a framework for changing dog behavior in a thoughtful, humane, and effective manner. W... Continue reading

How to Properly Greet a Dog (and How NOT to Greet a Dog) | Pupford

April 27th, 2023

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Picture this: You’re minding your own business in the grocery store stocking up on your weekly necessities. Out of nowhere a stranger approaches your cart, puts their hands in your face, and kisses you. Sounds ridiculous right? Well more often than not, that’s how people greet dogs when they’re j... Continue reading

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