How to stop a puppy from jumping on people

Jumping up on people When a puppy comes running up to us and jumps on us, we think, “She loves me, she is so happy to see me!” We feel special and chosen and cherished. And who doesn’t thrill to watch puppies jumping and leaping about in play? They are so carefree, so full of […]

How To Keep Your Puppy From Jumping On People

1 Extra Notes Jumping on people can be bothersome, embarrassing and, at times, even dangerous. Like many inappropriate behaviors, jumping up can be corrected—ideally, the sooner the better. Why Puppies Jump On You
 Puppies jump on people because they have been reinforced to do so. When they jump up, they get attention. However, they need […]

6 steps to managing a dog’s over-excitement

A dog that’s spinning in circles, jumping up and down, or barking and yipping is not a happy dog. These are all signs of over-excitement. The dog has excess energy, and the only way her brain knows how to deal with it is to work it off physically. Unfortunately, people often interpret these signs as […]

A hyper Jack Russell Terrier

Dear Pawfessor, We have a four-month-old Jack Russell named Wetto. Our dog problem with him is taking him for dog walks. He is taking us for walk — even though we continuously stop and try to get him to walk next to us. He wants to smell everything and tries to run ahead. We also […]

Why dogs bury things

By Pawfessor Dion Dogs like to bury things. Sometimes that means finding a bone or a toy under a fresh pile of dirt in your backyard. Other times, it may mean discovering the TV remote at the bottom of the laundry basket under all your dirty clothes, or wondering how your phone got under the couch […]

Destructive in the crate

Pawfessor Dion, How can I stop my dogs from chewing whatever bedding we put in their crate? Loretta Hamann East Northport, NY Loretta, There’s so much we don’t know from your question. These are the questions I’d ask you. How old are your dogs? Are they spayed or neutered? How much exercise are they getting? […]

5 steps to stop dog chewing

You walk into your bedroom to find your dog chewing up your favorite pair of shoes. What do you do, and how do you stop it from happening again? Here are 5 steps to reclaiming your shoes, your socks, your sofa, and any other household object your dog enjoys destroying. If your dog chews on […]

5 steps to correct inappropriate dog chewing

By Dr. Kristy Conn Inappropriate chewing is a fairly common problem in young dogs and stems from the fact that puppies use their mouths as a means of exploring the world around them. Chewing is a normal behavior for puppies but becomes undesirable behavior when it is directed towards inappropriate objects such as your shoes, […]

How to deal with unwanted chewing

Dogs chew. It’s in their nature, and it’s totally normal behavior. If you try to stop them the only result will be that both you and your dog will become frustrated. So what you should do is honor their instinct and direct them to something acceptable to chew. Chewing the right things can help strengthen […]

The causes of unwanted chewing — and how to stop it

By Juliana Weiss-Roessler Our dogs may be family, but that doesn’t mean they’re always the best roommates. And one of the most common complaints we humans have about our canine roomies is the chewing. Why do they always go straight for the newest pair of shoes? The important document you needed for today’s meeting? The […]

Why is my dog whining?

If you have or have ever had a dog, then you’ve probably heard it whine at one time or another. Whining is another form of communication that dogs use, but since a dog’s primary form of communication is through energy and body language, the progression to whining indicates a higher level of excitement and need […]

Cesar on dog separation anxiety

Cesar says that the single worst thing that can happen to a dog is being away from you. “Dogs are pack animals and there’s nothing more unnatural than being away from their pack,” he explains. In this dog training video, Cesar explains why dog separation anxiety occurs, and what Pack Leaders can do to overcome […]