Over the years I’ve found that one of the things new dog owners always seem to be searching for is “The” cure for their dog’s bad behavior. When I say bad behavior that covers all sorts of things from barking, jumping, soiling in the house, you name it. When the dog gets a little older, if bad behaviors are not corrected, it seems that the behavior quite often turns to the fearful dog or the aggressive dog.

Curing all those bad behaviors is not particularly difficult but ideally the training should start early sometime between 4 to 6 months of age. The reason we start early is to teach good behavior before your beloved pet learns the bad behavior.

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Most experts recommend some kind of formal training for your dog. To have the best possible relationship with your beloved pet, you will need to not only understand how your furry friend views what goes on in your house, but also look into what causes some of the responses that your dog will display.

Your dog is still an animal at heart. Many dog owners and enthusiasts have been said to project human emotions onto their pets. Nobody argues that dogs experience the world differently than we do. Experts know that dogs have their own range of canine responses to situations that we do not fully understand yet.

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In our continuing exploration of finding the “Right Pet For You”, let’s take a look at Children Friendly Dogs.

I get calls quite often from people wanting to know, since they have children, what would be a great dog to get for the family. They’re looking for a pet that is children friendly and will make a good addition to the family. Of course there isn’t one particular breed that’s the best for everybody but I do have four of them that I usually recommend. Let me tell you about them now.

Let’s start off with the Labrador Retriever. To put it simply I love labs. Labs are great dogs and they usually love everybody. The fact that they have a short coat means they are easy for grooming purposes, however keep in mind that they do shed quite a bit.

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Even though selecting the right breed of dog for you and your family seems like it should be easy in all actuality it is not. There are so many breeds to choose from with so many different characteristics. However if you’ll follow some of the tips below and take time to do some research I know you can find the right dog.

So let’s start off with, are you thinking about a big dog are little dog? A lot of that depends on where you house the dog. Do you live in a small apartment, or do have a house with a nice backyard, or possibly do live in the country. These are all things to think about when you’re selecting a dog.

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Michael Goldman here, with the Healthy Pet Network. As most of you know, we are overpopulated with dogs and cats. Many stay in shelters or worse waiting for a good, loving home that may or may not ever happen. More people than ever are helping by rescuing dogs or cats from shelters but if they don’t know what to look for, they may end up unhappy or even worst, by bringing the animal back to the shelter which is emotionally traumatizing and devastating to the animal. I want this to be a positive article series so for the next few weeks, I want to focus on the “How To’s” of finding the perfect pet for you and your family. My intent is to lessen the unhappy experiences and to greatly increase the positive experiences & relationships.

In the next couple of weeks, we will cover topics such as:

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