Teach Your Dog to Stop Barking

Train Your Dog to Speak
The Ins and Outs of Pug-Nosed Breeds
The Right Way to Pet a Dog
How Did Your Pet Get His Name?

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  • It's natural for a dog to bark. It's one way he expresses his feelings — everything from excitement to agitation. If you have an incessant barker, it's important to teach him an alternative behavior like the "quiet" command. If your dog is fearful or aggressive, though, the "quiet" command might not be the right fit for your pooch. Talk to your veterinarian, who may recommend a referral to a behaviorist or certified trainer for your pet.
  • Teaching your dog to speak on cue isn't just a cute trick; your dog needs to know the speak command before he can learn to be quiet when asked. Training your dog to "speak" and be "quiet" can be a great behavior management tool.
  • Pet owners have fallen in love with the adorable faces of brachycephalic breeds like the Pug, Bulldog, French Bulldog and Persian cat. But Dr. Marty Becker reveals the serious health issues that come along with their short muzzles — and tells you how to protect your pet from potential problems.
  • Yes, there are dos and don'ts for petting your own dog and dogs you meet on the street. Trainer Mikkel Becker explains what kinds of strokes are likely to soothe, aggravate or even potentially alarm a dog.
  • Dr. Patty Khuly asks Miami dog owners how they came up with the names for their  pets.

It's natural for a dog to bark. It's one way he expresses his feelings — everything from excitement to agitation. If you have an incessant barker, it's important to teach him an alternative behavior like the "quiet" command. If your dog is fearful or aggressive, though, the "quiet" command might not be the right fit for your pooch. Talk to your veterinarian, who may recommend a referral to a behaviorist or certified trainer for your pet.

Teaching your dog to speak on cue isn't just a cute trick; your dog needs to know the speak command before he can learn to be quiet when asked. Training your dog to "speak" and be "quiet" can be a great behavior management tool.

Pet owners have fallen in love with the adorable faces of brachycephalic breeds like the Pug, Bulldog, French Bulldog and Persian cat. But Dr. Marty Becker reveals the serious health issues that come along with their short muzzles — and tells you how to protect your pet from potential problems.

Yes, there are dos and don'ts for petting your own dog and dogs you meet on the street. Trainer Mikkel Becker explains what kinds of strokes are likely to soothe, aggravate or even potentially alarm a dog.

Dr. Patty Khuly asks Miami dog owners how they came up with the names for their pets.

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