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    Common Dog Fears (And How to Help Them)

    Fear is a natural, instinctual response that helps every species survive. This reaction to a perceived threat is essential but excessive fear could be just as harmful. Since we can't explain things to dogs, certain noises, actions, or places may trigger a fear response. But how do we help our beloved pets cope or even conquer their fears?

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    Rules for Tug-O-War

    Training your dog is an excellent way to deal with long periods of isolation. Many dogs respond well to training with their favorite treats. However, some dogs’ are more motivated by games and toys. Playing tug-o-war can be a fantastic game to use in training. It keeps the dog engaged with the handler. It’s kinetic, so energetic dogs can exercise both mind and body, and it is excellent for use both indoors or outdoors. Playing tug with your dog is a lot of fun. Contrary to popular belief, it does not cause bad behaviors in dogs as long as you and the dog understand a few basic ground rules, as outlined here.

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    Free Puppy Training Video Series

    Exciting news for breeders and puppy owners alike! CKC is unleashing a FREE puppy-training video resource that will help guide new puppy owners through the most challenging parts of puppy-hood. This is an exclusive product we are providing for CKC-registered puppies and owners!

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    Dealing With Separation Anxiety in Dogs

    A large portion of the workforce has been switched to working from home, or sadly are out of jobs for the time being. With all this newfound home time, your dogs are sure to be loving the extra attention. However, when you eventually go back to work, it may leave your beloved pet feeling a bit anxious. 

    If you don't take early steps to combat or prevent these behaviors, you'll likely have a dog that exhibits symptoms of Separation Anxiety.

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    How Our Dogs Communicate

    Unless you're in a group of meddling kids that drives around solving mysteries, understanding what your dog is thinking may seem impossible. Luckily for us, dogs have many tells into what's going on in their minds; we just need to pay attention to their body language.

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