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Dog Training

Muzzles: A Tool to Keep Everyone Safe

By St. Francis Pet Clinic on Mar 27, 2014 at 09:02 AM in Dog Training

A muzzle can be a helpful tool to keep everyone safe while you’re working to improve a dog’s social skills or trying to manage aggressive tendencies. I have used muzzles to safely help many dogs improve their social skills around people and other animals.

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Dogs and Aggression

Dogs and Aggression
By St. Francis Pet Clinic on Mar 27, 2014 at 09:00 AM in Dog Training

Aggression is normal canine behavior. In the wild, dogs use aggressive behavior to hunt for food, to defend themselves, and to guard their territory. Dogs use aggression to intimidate or harm, but most of the time, dogs threaten aggression without needing to follow through. The reason is that dogs who are properly socialized understand and respect the pack hierarchy.

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Crate Training: The Benefits for You and Your Dog

By St. Francis Pet Clinic on Mar 27, 2014 at 08:55 AM in Dog Training

Dogs are hard-wired by their genetic history to be den animals. A den is a small, safe, well-defined space. It is a place in which dogs feel instinctively safe. It is also a place that they instinctively avoid soiling.

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