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Dog Toothbrush Review fearful dogs reactive dogs Feb 22, 2022

Are you thinking about purchasing or replacing a toothbrush for your dog? As we near the end of Dental Health Month, we review several dog toothbrushes to get you started. This review is conducted by our team dogs just like the dental chew review...

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Dental Chew Review fearful dogs reactive dogs Feb 15, 2022

Are you trying to add to your pet's dental care routine during Pet Dental Health Month, but unsure where to start? Last week's blog focused on how pain associated with poor dental health can affect your dog's behavior. This...

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Dental Health and Behavior: Why Dental Care Is So Important fearful dogs reactive dogs Feb 08, 2022

Have you spent much time thinking about your dog's dental health? In honor of February being Pet Dental Health month, we are launching our online tooth brushing course and starting a blog series on dental health. Here is some background...

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Winter Treat Delivery Strategies fearful dogs reactive dogs Jan 25, 2022

Do you find your enthusiasm for outdoor dog training waning during the winter months? If your weather is cold and snowy, it might make treat delivery harder than usual.  In this video, I discuss some strategies for training your dog with...

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Getting to the Vet with your Fearful Dog Jan 18, 2022

Are you worried about your fearful dog's next vet appointment?  If you have a dog who is fearful of strangers, or of being touched, veterinary care can be especially stressful.  In this video I share helpful resources you can look to...

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Our Favorite Walking Gear fearful dogs reactive dogs Jan 11, 2022

Is getting exercise part of your dog's New Year's resolution? If you are planning on getting out on more walks, hikes, and adventures with your dog, you might be thinking about purchasing some new walking gear. In this week's video, our team...

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Nail Filing for Dogs Part 3: Filing Nails fearful dogs Jan 04, 2022

Have you been working on your dog's nail care? If you can touch your dog's paws, but not file or clip their nails, this week's installment is for you.  In this video I explain how to start filing your dog's nails, if you'd...

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Holiday Toy Review Dec 21, 2021

Looking for holiday gift ideas for your dog? Or just always on the hunt for new puzzle toys, or other entertainment for your pup? This week, our Dogkind team dogs try out "new to them" toys and give us their ratings.

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Nail Filing for Dogs Part 2: Paw Handling fearful dogs Dec 14, 2021

Is your dog's nail care impossible because you can't touch their paws? In this video I discuss how to train your dog to allow paw handling, so you can file their nails (see our video on nail board training for an...

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Nail Filing for Dogs Part 1: Training "Lie on Side" fearful dogs Dec 07, 2021

Are you looking to get more active in your fearful dog's nail care? This week, I discuss what to do if you'd rather file your dog's nails than use a nail board. In this week's video, I continue our nail care series with the first step of...

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Nail Board Training Part 2: More Scratching fearful dogs Nov 30, 2021

This week's video is for you if you've just started training your dog to use a nail board. If you haven't already started this training, check out last week's blog. In this week's video, I continue our nail care series with more advanced nail...

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Nail Board Training For Fearful Dogs fearful dogs Nov 16, 2021

Is nail care a regular struggle for your fearful dog? Are you trying to get them to participate in nail care, but unsure where to start?  In this week's video, I explain how to get started training your dog to file their own nails with a nail...

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