The Pros and Cons of Installing an Electric Dog Fence in Your Yard

Today on the Dog Blog we have an interesting guest post from Mey over at DogFenceDIY. It’s certainly food for thought and I’d love to hear your opinions on this type of system of containment. When it comes to the safety of your dog, you can’t afford to cut any corners. It’s so important that your dog be able to exercise and explore in your yard, but they also need to be protected from their own blissful ignorance of the dangers in the outside world. Traditional fences and electronic dog fences are both viable options for keeping your dog […]

Five Training Tips For First-Time Dog Owners

Here at the Dog Blog today we have some nice tips from Dan. Enjoy this guest post folks! The decision to welcome a dog into your family is a long-term commitment that can be both highly rewarding and demanding. First-time dog owners should follow these basic five tips to help train their new pet and lay the foundation for a long, happy relationship with their four-legged friend. 1) Be Consistent Before you even bring your new pooch home, think about what kinds of rules you will have for your dog. If you have a spouse, kids or housemates, include […]

How Long Does It Take Shy Dogs To Be More Confident

I have written a number of posts here about shy Dog training and how our Daisy Dog was a total mess when we first got here from the Dog pound over 4 years ago now. It has been a very long struggle to get her to come out of her shell and the fact is that now you would not recognize her and her behaviour from what it once once. When we first brought Daisy home she was lifted out of the car a quivering wreck and then ran into the woods and hid. It took a lot of […]

What to look for in a Puppy Class

Here at the Dog Blog today we have a guest post to help when choosing a Puppy Class. Full of useful information it should be a great help for anyone looking to pick the best Puppy class. The most important thing to consider when selecting a puppy obedience class is not cost or location….it is the instructor. A bad instructor can ruin the class and possibly your puppy. A good instructor can open a whole new world of communication between you and your puppy and set you on a fun and exciting path of dog training. The instructor needs […]

How Much Exercise Does A Dog Need

Faye was a little naughty this morning. As a trip was being planned for the day by Mrs. Three Dog Blogger I had the task of catching the escapee and putting her back near the house. She wanted to tag along on any outing and really did not want to be left behind. This reminded me of just how much exercise Dogs need to control bad behavior. I am not saying that Faye would then be a good girl all the time but it would certainly go some way to stopping her from misbehaving as much as she is […]

Loose Leash Walking Recipe

Today at the Dog Blog we have a very interesting take on something very close to all Dog owner’s hearts, loose leash training. This is a guest post, and if you would like to submit an article of your own please feel free to use the contact form to get more information. Ingredients: Patience, love, lots of deep breaths, steadfastness and attention to detail Step 1: Attach leash to dogs collar (preferably a martingale/no-slip or flat buckle) Step 2: Wait in front of door you will be exiting until dog sits. Dog will whine, jump and protest; act completely […]

The Permission Paradox: Dog Training Tips

Today at the Dog Blog we have a very interesting guest post from There is a principle that exists in dog training that few people are aware of. I call this principle the Permission Paradox. The Permission Paradox is an animal training principal that uses counterintuitive logic to get dogs to STOP doing things that you want them to do by actually giving them permission to misbehave during designated times. This principle of dog training is very effective because by allowing a dog to misbehave during designated times, by actually putting bad behaviors like barking or licking on […]