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How to train a dog not to jump up on people

How to train a dog not to jump up at people is a valuable lesson for you and your dog to learn.

Jumping is a common behaviour in dogs, but can be one of the most difficult to correct. Dogs will often jump to greet their human friends. But all that over-excited, in-your-face leaping is poor doggy etiquette.

Even the most devoted and patient dog lovers can get frustrated by a pooch with bad manners. So it’s important to address the behaviour quickly before it becomes an ingrained habit.

But in most cases, we humans are to blame. We often accidentally encourage the behaviour. Which means you need to change YOUR behaviour and the behaviour of others first.

Here are a few simple tips to help you keep those four paws on the ground and teach you how to train your dog not to jump up

 

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Pug jumping up

 

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Why do dogs chase their tails?

Ever wondered why do dogs chase their tails ?

Dogs are a constant source of amusement. There are few things goofier and more adorable than when our dogs spin around in pursuit of their own tail.

But why do they do it? Although tail chasing is often in good fun, there are many possible reasons why your dog might chase their tail, and it’s not always a laughing matter.

Here are a few reasons why dogs chase their tails.

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Border Collie puppy dog chasing its own tail

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Why do dogs roll in fox poo?

Ever wondered why dogs roll in fox poo?

Our cheeky pooches often like to eat and cover themselves in things we humans find repulsive. The joys of being a dog owner, right?

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Guide to owning a new puppy – What you need to know

Bringing up a new puppy can be hard.

MyPawsOn.com would like to introduce you to this great guide to owning a new puppy written by Helen Edwards. It is available to read or buy through Amazon. We think it is a really helpful and well written guide for new dog owners.

Helen has given us a short article about what inspired her to write the book and included some great insights into parenting a puppy.

A new puppy guide

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Why dogs wear yellow

Do you know why dogs wear yellow ?

Basically, dogs who wear yellow need space from other dogs and people. It is a warning not to approach.

We came across Yellow Dog UK recently. This is a fantastic campaign whose aim is to help educate dog owners and the public to recognise that some dogs “need space”.

It is hoped that dogs wearing Yellow will become a recognised symbol and bring awareness for dogs who need space while training, recovering from surgery, or being rehabilitated. Eventually, everyone will know why dogs wear yellow.

This noble goal is achieved through snazzy yellow accessories for the dogs who need a bit of extra space. For example, the jacket and lead modelled below by Bella.

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Reading to dogs helps children learn to read better

How Reading to Dogs Helps Child Literacy in America

By Ali Thompson

Reading to dogs

Reading is a crucial skill to success in school—and ultimately in life. When children are late in learning to read, it can set back their entire educational path.

To help strengthen literacy skills, many schools and after school programs have found a creative way to encourage kids to practice reading. They bring in dogs. Quite simply, reading to dogs helps children learn to read better.

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UK wedding dog sitter services

There are now a growing number of UK wedding dog sitter services. Who wouldn’t want to involve their pooch on that special day ?

Dogs are important members of the family and many owners want them with them on their special day.

Mypawson.com spoke to one of the companies providing UK wedding dog sitter services to find out what it’s all about.

 

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National Dog Biscuit Day

Did you know there is a National Dog Biscuit Day ?

We’re sure this will be an important date for your dog. Even highlighted on your dog’s calendar. However, it was news to us and we thought it might be news to you too !!!

In honour of National Dog Biscuit day we have gathered together some interesting facts about dog biscuits.

Oh and we are including some homemade recipes for your pooch to enjoy.

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Do dogs understand words ? And how many can they learn ?

Dogs do respond to what we say. So, on that basis, it is safe to assume that dogs do understand words that humans use. However, it is not as simple as that, because they additionally rely on their other senses to understand what we want them to do. There are also more comlex issues around body language, tone of voice and repetative actions that make us believe they are listening to our every word.

 

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Tips to keep dogs cool

We know this is Britain so the term “summer” can be misleading, but with the warmer weather upon us MyPawsOn.com wants to share our top tips to keep dogs cool through the next few months.

Are YOU and YOUR dog ready for summer ?

We have some creative tips to keep dogs cool. Along with some tried and tested advice.

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