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Expecting a Baby? Prepare your Dog

Expecting a Baby? Prepare your Dog

If you are expecting a baby and you have a dog, you will want to prepare your dog for the day you bring home your child. Dogs can feel shunned and become confused and stressed when parents suddenly shift their attention from dog to baby. A dog does not understand why a baby is automatically elevated above the dog in the pack. read more…

One Pup or Two?

One Pup or Two?

As dog trainers, we are often asked by prospective dog parents if they should adopt one puppy or two and our answer is always the same ? only if you actually want two dogs. read more…

Do's and Dont's of Taking Your Dog to Work

Do's and Dont's of Taking Your Dog to Work

As Bark Busters trainers, we often get to take our dog/s to work to assist us with teaching other dogs the concept of socialisation. We are lucky we get to spend a lot of time with our canine companions. read more…

Sibling Rivalry

Sibling Rivalry

I have a sibling, whom I love. When we were young, we used to fight quite a bit. I was jealous of his privileges, such as a later bedtime or staying out later. Some of our fights were bad and on occasion one of us, usually me, got hurt. Our fighting continued until I matured a bit. Thankfully we haven't fought since I was maybe six or seven. Dogs living together sometimes also fight, although jealousy is never the reason. Jealousy is a human emotion not a canine one. read more…

Unique Dog Tricks

Unique Dog Tricks

Sure, having your dog fetch you a beer from the fridge might be a stunt that can impress your friends, but the benefit of trick training with your dog doesn't end there... read more…

Is your Dog Food Aggressive?

Is your Dog Food Aggressive?

Speaking of not sharing, one common instance of this we often see as dog trainers is called food aggression. Food aggression is a form of resource guarding in which a dog becomes very territorial when eating. A dog may growl and bare its teeth, lunge, and in extreme cases, even bite. read more…

Is your Dog Resource Guarding?

Most dogs have a natural urge to protect what is theirs. Dogs can become very stingy when it comes to things like toys, their bed, food items, bones and household items. read more…

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