Labrador Puppy Accident

Paper Training Your Puppy

Of all of the problems that dog owners face with raising a pet, the trouble involved in housebreaking stands out as the most common. In fact, of the tens of thousands of dogs that get trained by professional dog trainers in schools, 80 percent of the owners of these dogs complain of housebreaking difficulties upon…

Older Dog on Kitchen Floor

Re-housebreaking Your Mature Dog – Part 4

The personality and thought process of the dog is an extremely complex mechanism. Training, whether for toilet training or teaching to sit on command, is simply a matter of communication. That is, communicating your desires to your pet and requiring that he respond in a certain manner, all the time. But when a normally trained…

Poodle Marking His Territory

Re-housebreaking Your Mature Dog – Part 3

There are some isolated cases where the cause of a breakdown in toilet habits in a mature dog starts as a psychological motivation, but results in a problem becoming medically motivated. An example of this would be the dog that suddenly forgets his housebreaking and urinates out of jealousy and spite. A dog of this…

Dog Accident on Floor

Re-housebreaking Your Mature Dog – Part 1

There is a certain element of surprise, perhaps even shock, when the owner of a perfectly trained and well-behaved adult dog suddenly steps in a puddle. “No, it can’t be!” He shrieks. The possible alternative, such as a defrosting refrigerator, leaky water pipes, or a spilled cup of coffee give way to the awful truth;…

Bomb Sniffing Police Dog

Police Dogs – Part 2

Practically every city across the nation, as well as other parts of the world, recognizes the high value of a well-trained police dog. Studies of selected areas where crime rates are unusually high show that the introduction of the police dog has been the major factor in reducing those crime rates. Together, policemen and police…

Training a Police Dog

Police Dogs – Part 1

The concept of utilizing dogs for police services is certainly not a new innovation. Records in history account such animals being used for law enforcement safety and service as early as the fifteenth century. However, the organized application of the canine as police dogs was instituted in the early 1900’s and was mainly brought about…