Whether you have a puppy or an older dog, deciding on ground rules for couch time is a huge part of training your dog. Luckily, this is a reasonably easy training process that can take about 2 to 4 days, depending on how serious you are.
While crate training is undoubtedly controversial, it’s up to pet owners to choose the training methods that best align with their beliefs. If you’re still unsure about this training method, we reached out to Ayumi from Paw by Paw Dog Training & Behavior to share her thoughts on crate training and some of her recommendations.
Teaching your dog how to acclimate to a new bed is an easy training journey that takes about two to four weeks to master. To help you get started, we asked Ayumi from Paw by Paw Dog Training & Behavior--and a LAY LO dog owner, a few tips on how to get your dog acclimated to their new bed.
There’s something all-American about having a dog at the foot of your bed or snuggled close to you. Their warm fur, wet noses, and big, brown eyes can bring on all the feels. But, the all-time question remains: should your dog sleep in your bed?
“Sharing a bed with your dog is a good bonding experience,” says Shadi Ireifej, DVM DACVS of VetTriage. “It gives them emotional comfort.”
But as comforting as it may be, is it a good idea to co-sleep?
When our dogs feel anxious, we feel nervous too. Naturally, we want our dogs to feel safe and comfortable, so it’s tough to watch your little bud pacing, panting, whining, or scratching. Keep reading ways to calm an anxious dog in different situations and with other natural solutions.