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Puppies Bite

Joyful Dogs Michigan is bringing a new board and train puppy home on Sunday. He’ll be nearly 15 weeks when he arrives and one of the issues I know I’ll be working with him on is biting. Puppies bite! The fact that puppies bite seems to come as a surprise to some new puppy owners. Mostly these are the folks …

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Establishing Leadership and respect

Owners need to take responsibility for their dogs. Maintaining health care, exercising their dogs, and play are all part of owning a dog. Additionally, owners need to take time for establishing leadership and respect. It’s black and white Dogs don’t see life the way most humans do. We can see the gray areas of life. With dogs it’s a purely …

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Separation Anxiety in Dogs

I get a tremendous number of calls about separation anxiety. The panic in an owner’s voice is clear. “My dog has separation anxiety!” It’s something that both saddens and frustrates us. We want our dogs to be able to go with us but at times we need them to stay home. Obviously, we need them to stay home without barking …