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The Myth That Training Will Ruin Your Dog’s Personality

Summary: There’s a common myth that training dogs with behavioral problems will ruin their personality. This isn’t true, and we explain why in this article.  My dog is misbehaving, but I’m worried about dog training as I don’t want to squash my dog’s personality!  At Ancillary K9 Dog Training, this is something we hear far

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How to Stop a Dog from Barking

​If you were to ask someone to describe typical dog behavior, they would describe their loyalty, their wagging tail, their energy, and of course, the fact that all dogs bark. Not all dogs bark with the same volume or intensity. Owning a dog that barks excessively can be frustrating for you, your family, and your

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Why Do Dogs Eat Grass?

Dogs do many bizarre things, some of which confound pet lovers. One of those intriguing behaviors is when canines decide to chow down on some grass. This phenomenon brings up a few questions that are worth learning the answer to. There’s a term, “pica,” that refers to dogs eating things other than food. In the

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Make Your Dog a Confident Party Animal

There are countless reasons that other people might come into your home, and it’s important to make your dog and your guests comfortable, happy, and safe at these times. Who doesn’t like a party? If your dog is well-socialized and loves people, chances are they love a get-together as much as you do. However, there

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5280 Top of The Town Reader’s Choice Winner 2019!

THANK YOU!Thank you Denver dog owners and dog lovers! Your votes and support made us the 5280 Readers Choice Award Winner for Pet Services in Denver for 2019! The Editor’s Choice Award went to Canine Rehabilitation & Conditioning Group. We’d like to congratulate them too!  ​Denver has a wealth of fantastic dog and pet services, so we’re

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How-to-Train Your Dog to Guns & Loud Noises

Not everyone likes or owns guns, but if you’re one of the millions of Americans who do, how can you train your dog not to be gun shy? Even if you don’t hunt or own a gun, you still want a dog that is not noise shy. Gun or noise-shy dogs panic and run away

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Should I Train My Dog as a Guard Dog?

Who wouldn’t feel safer knowing their family pet was also a trained guard dog!? If you have small children, live alone, or in a less than safe neighborhood, a trained protection dog can be an extra element of protection for you and your family. If you don’t like guns, or worry about whether you’re skilled

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Benefits of a Raw Food Diet for Your Dog

Any veterinarian will tell you the two things that will cure almost every problem a dog has are “exercise and diet.” If you feed your dog the proper diet and get them the right amount of exercise from the day you get them, you’ll eliminate most of their health issues for their entire life. Depending

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What Does My Dog’s Bark Mean?

Most owners can easily tell when a bark is a warning, or when their dog is yelping in pain. But other barks can indicate anything from boredom and attention seeking to “asking” for help. Do you know what your dog’s barks mean?  Dr. Stanley Coren, PhD., DSc, FRSC, an animal expert, says that the language

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Bark at The Park – Is Your Dog Ready?

Is your dog ready to attend their first public, dog friendly party? Call them “Bark at the Park,” events, or “dog friendly festivals,” but these invents not only welcome you and your dog, they encourage their presence at the event! The annual Colorado Rockies Bark at the Park is August 13, 2019. They encourage all owners and their

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The 7 Most Essential Dog Commands

Everyone wants a dog who can open the fridge and bring you a cold drink, flush the toilet, or high five your friends, but basic commands are important for building and maintaining a bond with your dog, and for ensuring their safety. Dogs are very trainable, and most love to learn new commands – especially

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10 Signs Your Dog Has Aggression Issues

Aggression in Your Dog Aggression is a complex and serious behavior problem in dogs. Not only is it the most common reason that owners seek professional help, it’s the reason that thousands of dogs are surrendered to animal shelters every year. Aggression is more than just biting or threatening to bite; it can also include

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