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Mental Exercise for Dogs | Pupford

February 3rd, 2021

Filed under Health + Wellness

If I said 'exercise for your dog', what's the first thing that comes to mind? (You're probably lying if you say mental exercise 😜!) Most people go right for the physical stuff -- walks, laps around the park, jogging, that kind of stuff. While physical activity is certainly an important part of ke... Continue reading

Long Leash Dog Training: 3 Powerful Behaviors to Teach With a Long Lead | Pupford

January 25th, 2021

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I still remember the first time my dad took the training wheels off my bike... (this ties into long leash dog training tips [https://pupford.com/30-day-perfect-pup-with-zak-george/], I promise) There's still a scar, actually. Luckily, I had enough practice under my belt that I wasn't too afraid to... Continue reading

Why Do Dogs Eat Poop? Plus, How to Stop It! | Pupford

February 4th, 2021

Filed under Lifestyle + Stories

In our private Facebook community [https://www.facebook.com/groups/30.day.perfect.pup.with.zak.george/], one of our most frequently asked questions is 'why do dogs eat poop?'. “Coprophagia”, the scientific name for your dog’s poop-eating habit, is probably more common than you might think. Accordi... Continue reading

How to Stop Dog from Destroying Things When I’m Gone | Pupford

February 5th, 2021

Filed under Pet Parenting

The other day I got a message from a frustrated pup parent asking, "How do I stop my dog from destroying things when I'm gone?!" You've probably been there too, right?! You come home from an errand to find your favorite pair of shoes chewed, or the couch cushion ripped, or an unidentifiable mess i... Continue reading

Lick Mat Guide: Recipes, Benefits & How to Clean [2020] | Pupford

February 5th, 2021

Filed under Lifestyle + Stories

We’ve been hearing a lot of questions lately about lick mats -- their benefits, what to put on them, how to clean them, things like that. Today we’re going to give you the ultimate lick mat guide, answering all of those questions and more. If you haven’t heard of a lick mat yet, it’s exactly what ... Continue reading

3 Dangerous Dog Training Myths: An Interview with Jocelyn Walls CPDT CTC | Pupford

February 5th, 2021

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Dog training myths have turned into 'facts' for many people. While the roots of these myths are argued, letting them govern how we raise our dogs can be extremely problematic. In this interview with Jocelyn Walls CPDT CTC, we dive into three of the most prominent dog training myths and talk about t... Continue reading

How to Stop a Dog from Digging | Pupford

January 25th, 2021

Filed under Pet Parenting

Tired of pulling your hair out trying to figure out how to stop a dog from digging? It’s hard not to get angry with your furry best friend after finding them digging up your freshly cut grass or even attempting to dig into carpets or floors inside your home! While digging is a natural behavior tha... Continue reading

Puppy Biting Tips: An Interview with Erika Gonzalez Certified Dog Trainer | Pupford

February 5th, 2021

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Puppy biting can be extremely challenging and painful!! In this video interview with Erika Gonzalez, Professional Dog Trainer, she breaks down everything you need to know about puppy biting! We discuss what your expectations should be, what NOT to do, and most importantly, 3 surefire techniques to ... Continue reading

SMART x 50 Dog Training Method | Pupford

January 29th, 2021

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SMART x 50 is an extremely simple and powerful dog training technique that will help you improve your dog's behavior. This method "forces" you as the pup parent to capture and reward naturally occurring good behaviors. The acronym of SMART stands for See, Mark, And, Reward, Training. SMART. WHO C... Continue reading

How to Keep Your House Clean With Dogs | Pupford

January 25th, 2021

Filed under Pet Parenting

One of the hardest parts of being a pup parent is trying to keep your house clean with dogs. Between the slobber, hair, muddy paws, and doggo smell (it's a love-hate relationship), there's lots to keep up with! But really, keeping your home free of dog hair, mud, dirt, and drool is completely wort... Continue reading