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How Can I Get My Dog To Stop Barking?

How Can I Get My Dog To Stop Barking?

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Jack Russell Terriers are known for barking. Misha is no exception. Some dog breeds are just more vocal than others. I’ve worked through many of her behavioral issues in the past 4 years. While I’ve gotten her outdoor barking under control, I can’t get her to stop barking at the front door when there is a noise. Can I get my dog to stop barking? My First Attempt A while back, I made an effort. Since most of Misha’s barking…

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How Do You Bathe a Dog Who is Afraid of Water?

How Do You Bathe a Dog Who is Afraid of Water?

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I know that I made many mistakes with Misha. I realize there are things I should have done differently. Hindsight is 50/50 as they say. When Misha was little she was afraid of water. Not just a bath, but water. She hated the rain, would walk way out of her way to avoid a lawn sprinkle, and tried to flee if someone had on a water house. Don’t even sprinkle water on her! I attempted to bathe her on occasion…

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Better Leash Control on Dog Walks

Better Leash Control on Dog Walks

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(First in my series on how my dog, Misha, has grown since her bad phase after my dad died.  Today, I’ll discuss taking her for walks.) Walking your dog…part of the daily routine for most dog owners.  From the start, Misha was a challenge on leash.  Misha was awful that first year.  For many weeks, she walked on two legs in front of me gasping at the end of the leash. I eventually got her to walk on all four…

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Some dog treats can be dangerous

Some dog treats can be dangerous

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We have a gardener who Misha hates. He comes over every other week and every other week Misha goes into a barking frenzy each time he passes the sliding glass door.  He’s on her property and she’s not going to stand for it. This went on for a year.  Then, the gardener decided he wanted to befriend her.  He began bringing her treats each visit.  It has been a slow process.  The barking continues but she now expects a treat…

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