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7 Ways of Dog Anxiety Treatment

When your dog is scared or anxious, don’t worry too much. There are lots of means of dog anxiety treatment for you to choose from. Pick the one or combination that works best for your dog. Here is a rundown of some options to consider when it comes to dog anxiety treatment:

Scared or anxious dog getting a massage.
Massage makes for a good dog anxiety treatment.

Ah, never underestimate the soothing and calming power of therapeutic touch. Some dogs calm down when you gently massage their ears and bodies. Or, you can turn to a professional. Yes, professional animal massage therapists do exist. So do animal reiki healers. Thoroughly check out the individual’s credentials in advance, and ask your veterinarian to make a recommendation.

human giving dog a massage to fight off dog anxiety

dog meditation to fight off dog anxiety

The use of herbs and over-the-counter supplements for pets is on the rise. Popular herbs picked for dog anxiety treatment include chamomile, valerian and lemon balm. There are a lot of new natural calming treats and pills for dogs. Play it safe by consulting your veterinarian in advance before giving your dog herbs or supplements, especially if your dog is on a prescription. You don’t want to accidentally give your dog a toxic-level dose.

Many essential oils come in tinctures and are administered by a dropper. All essential oils are not the same and vary in efficacy by manufacturer, plus what you take for yourself may not be safe to give to your dog. If you wish to pursue this option, talk to your holistic veterinarian about the pros and cons of essential oil products you are considering.

Dogs definitely outdo us when it comes to the sense of smell. Many are led by their noses. Consider some commercial products available in sprays and plug-in diffusers that emit dog- appeasing pheromones that have helped some dogs calm down when facing stressful or scary situations. Again, check with your veterinarian about this option for your dog.

Don’t underestimate the power of music as a dog anxiety treatment, but be selective in the genre. Anxious, scared dogs fare best with classical music with soothing melodies far better than acid rock tunes. And, there are even some dog music CDs available that are backed by scientific research on their effectiveness to soothe agitated dogs.

dog listens to music to fight off dog anxiety

Fortunately, there are organizations filled with positive reinforcement dog trainers who specialize in offering tips and techniques to deal with scared dogs. Check with your veterinarian or local animal shelter officials for recommendations on dog trainers in your area. Or you may purchase some dog training devices to help you, such as remote dog training collars, bark collars or dog fences.

Wrapping your dog in a thick bath towel or blanket, or fitting him in an anti-anxiety vest may help your dog feel less scared or anxious. For some dogs, these feel like safe and comforting hugs. Practice toweling your dog or try on an anti-anxiety vest when your dog is happy and calm. Heap on the treats and positive praise to help your dog associate these items with a safe and pleasant experience.

dog wrapped in towel to calm and fight off dog anxiety

Train Your Dog Not to Bark

Train Your Dog Not to Bark

Dogs bark for many reasons. The more common ones are listed below along with some ideas to train your dog not to bark so much.

If your dog is barking for attention: He may want you to play or feed him. Whatever it is – don’t do it! If you do, you will be teaching him that barking “works” to get his owner moving and he will do it more.

dog barks to get dog treats

If your dog is barking when he hears or sees something interesting:
When you are home: Prevent your dog from barking by blocking the source of sound or sights by using a fan or blinds or by keeping him in a different area of the house. Teach him to “quiet” down when you ask him to. Praise or reward him when he chooses to be quiet on his own when he hears or sees something that usually makes him bark. Barking at the door when the doorbell rings or someone knocks on the door is very common.
When you are not home: Prevent him from wanting to bark by blocking the source of sound or sights by using a fan or blinds or by keeping him in a different area of the house.

If your dog is barking on a walk (at other dogs, people. or cars, etc out of excitement): Teach him to “quiet” down when you ask him to. Teach him to focus on you while walking past distractions using the “heel” exercise. Reward calm behavior on walks. If he is unable to respond to the “quiet” cue (or doesn’t know it yet) just turn around and calmly walk away from the thing that is getting him so excited and then reward him when he calms down.

train dog to bark or quiet down

If your dog is barking because he is afraid, aggressive or territorial: Prevent outbursts by crating, gating, blocking windows, using a fan or not taking him places that cause him to bark. This is not meant to be a permanent solution, but is helpful while you are teaching him that he does not need to be upset. Try to stay calm and upbeat when you think your dog may get upset. Consider hiring a professional positive trainer for private sessions, or purchase dog training devices such as Remote Dog Training Collar, Dog Bark Collar, etc. Teach your dog that what he was upset about before, now predicts his favorite things by exposing him to his fear in baby steps and then rewarding him for each small success. It can be helpful to train your dog to “heel” and then ask him to “heel” when you need to get him past something that is scary for him. Praise and reward every step of heeling past a scary thing. Reward your dog’s calm behavior around situations that usually get him upset and barking. For more ideas on helping your dog with his or her anxiety, check out our anxiety dog training section. For help with aggression.

train dog to heel

If your dog is barking because he is bored: Prevent boredom by keeping your dog busy and tiring him out with chew toys, exercise and training. Teach him to “quiet” when asked. “Time him Out” for barking to make it less entertaining.

If your dog is barking out of excitement during play: Teach him that when he begins to bark the play stops. He will soon realize he should hold his tongue if he wants to keep playing.

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If Your Dog Keeps Running Away, Try These Tips.

Isn’t it always the second you accidentally drop the leash or open the door that your dog runs off? Seemingly deaf to your hysterical calls and whistles, he’ll cause a scene in which you are the bumbling fool chasing after him.

Dog runs away from little girl

But the real problem is that dogs who get loose are often injured. They chase cars and get hit, fall into ditches or even get into fights with other dogs. It’s our responsibility to ensure that doesn’t happen. One way to do that is to invest in proper training, such as using Remote Dog Training Collar, Dog Bark Collars or Dog Fence Systems.


Why Does Your Dog Run?
Dogs will run off for a few reasons, including:
•Another dog/animal to challenge or investigate
•To chase cars
•Food/other temptations
It could really narrows down to: There is something much more interesting or less scary “over there” than “over here.” If running away gets him somewhere he’d rather be, he’s likely to run away.
As responsible dog people, we must be aware of the lures in our dogs’ environments and prepare to combat them with good training through positive reinforcement.

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Indoor Voice, Please
Our first instinct when our dogs take off is to chase them and yell — we know they could potentially run into danger, and we want to avoid that at all costs. The problem is, our dogs don’t understand that. They only know that we’re mad and we’re chasing after them — which scares them, so they run faster and farther.
We are thinking, ‘Oh no, you’re going to hurt yourself, you’re my dog and I love you and I don’t want you to get hurt!’ but dogs don’t understand that. Dogs are thinking, ‘Oh no, the longer you chase me yelling, the farther I’m running.’”
Using positive reinforcement means more effective — and humane.
Don’t Fib
If your dog does come to you, don’t use that opportunity to scare him.
If you “sweet talk” him over, then start yelling at him, your dog will learn that he can’t trust you, no matter your tone. Your dog needs to know that coming when he is called is a rewarding experience for him — not a scary one.
What You Can Do to Help Your Dog
First, remember that training takes time. It’s not something that will be concretely reinforced in your dog’s mind for a long time — and this is a command that you want to practice regularly to keep it fresh.
Second, positive reinforcement is the way to go. You want your dog to know that coming to you is much better than anything he’s going to find out there.
The object is to teach the dog to do the behavior and then reward him for it, motivate with treats; motivate with play. The object is to make it fun and not let the dog have a chance of failing.
When your dog comes to you, praise him like it’s the most amazing thing in the universe. He’ll soon understand that coming to you nets him what he likes best — your affection.

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Training Advice
Keep gradually increasing the distractions your dog faces while telling him to come. Start somewhere as isolated as possible, like your living room.
If you live in a rural area, take your dog to a big field, where you will be alone. If you live in the middle of some rural area, I would go out to the middle of a field and run 100 yards away, then call my dog. What’s the dog going to do? He’s going to come to me. When he does, I praise him.
But even if you don’t have a rural area nearby, you can easily use your own living room, backyard or other isolated areas to start. The important thing is to make it a fun, positive and rewarding experience for your dog.
As your dog gets better at coming to you when called, you can gradually move to areas that offer more distractions. Take your time, make it fun and eventually you’ll have a dog who will come to you not just because he has to — but because he wants to.

woman and her dog are having a great time

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You recently acquired a new puppy and other than the middle of the night potty breaks, the first few weeks were pretty easy. The pup mostly ate, slept, gently gnawed on his toys, and waddled along a few feet behind you, never getting too far from sight.

a cute little puppy in a little cup


But a few weeks have gone by and that devoted pup has suddenly developed a mind of his own. He is going into the street to chase cats, chewing on the corner of the furniture, and using those sharp incisors to clamp down on your hands when you try to pet or brush him.

You’re thinking about using an e-collar (or remote dog training collar, dog bark collar, even electric dog fence system) to start teaching better manners but someone who has trained a few of his own dogs has told you he is too young. In fact, the more people you ask, the more conflicting opinions you get!

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It is fairly common knowledge that you should start training your puppy as soon as he comes into your home. Our dogs are taking in information all the time. Each interaction with them is a learning opportunity and basic manners like housebreaking, learning to inhibit play biting and control of nuisance whining, barking and jumping up should start young. It is ideal if the pup grows up never really having learned and ingrained bad behaviors to begin with.

But when it comes to the question of how old is “old enough” to start using an e-collar to train a dog, the truth is, there isn’t a one size fits all answer. Some pups are ready to go around 14 or 15 weeks of age, others should be close to the typically standard prescribed 6 month old time frame before you start.

If your pup is large enough to fit the collar properly AND has an outgoing, boisterous type of personality, you can very likely add an e-collar to the training tool kit and get started earlier than you would if you have a quiet, reserved pup. The more withdrawn puppies should have extra attention paid to exploring the world and experiencing a spectrum of positive adventures rather than focusing on reining them in too soon and creating potential hesitancy.

a scared little puppy looking and walking


My personal belief is that the decision about e-collar training should depend on a factor far more important than the age of the dog. A factor that is even more important than the dog’s overall temperament.

In my opinion, the decision should be weighted heavily on you as the operator, your knowledge of the tool, and very importantly, your willingness to put in the needed training time. If you’re a patient person, willing to learn to use the collar properly (or you’re already experienced) you can get started. On the other hand, if you’re only looking for a quick fix to punish nuisance behavior (and not take the time to teach the dog what to do) you should reassess your motivation and the relationship you have with your dog.

If both you and your dog are ready, then go for it and get busy with the collar conditioning protocols and do the work. Put in the practice sessions because collar conditioning teaches your dog HOW to properly respond and have control over the sensation.  That understanding will bring a happy working attitude rather than a sullen or deflated one and you’ll end up improving the relationship you have with your dog and more thoroughly enjoying your time together.

a young boy having fun with his black and white dog


The thing that will vary based on your dog’s age, is how much work you can do in a given session and for how long. Pay attention and honor the limitations of your dog’s attention span when you start. And on the side of caution and keep your sessions short, rather than too long. You will build your dog’s mental endurance as you practice together. And focus on what is going right; help your young dog get it right. Don’t be stingy with the use of rewards and praise.

Once the dog understands how to respond and do as you ask, everything else will begin to fall in line. You will have a well-mannered, happy dog and you will be able to enjoy more adventures together.

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Pet Shows have always been one the most crucial events in our industry. Filled with all the latest tech and products, we were very excited to have attended the 22th China International Pet Show in Guangzhou as exhibitors this September.

Being a professional supplier of pet training products, a trade show is a fantastic venue for us to reach new customers, and it is a great opportunity to show our strength. During the show, we enthusiastically served those who visited our booth, and answered all of their questions. We were thrilled to learn that they were very intrigued by our products, such as our star products: dog training collar, dog bark collar, pet training products, pet electronic fence, etc. We have learned so much from this wonderful event, and had a better understanding regarding the advantages of ourselves and that of other participants at the show, we will never stop seeking for new marketing methods as well as technical breakthrough, and more importantly, new partners to work with. We look forward to seeing you all again at the next event!

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7 Ways Your Dog Talks To You Through Body Language

We all wish our dogs could talk to us – it would make life so much easier! Also it’d be really fun. But in fact, they are trying to talk to us all the time. While it might not be in your language, your dog most definitely communicates with you. The following are a few of the main ways your dog talks to you about things that are important. Teaching your kids your dog’s language can also help to prevent bites from happening.

#1 – Brings you something
This is a pretty easy one. Most dogs bring their owner something when they want to play. Whether it’s a favorite toy, a stick to throw or even a sock, it’s usually their way of asking you for some play time. Some persistent dog will follow their owner around, pushing the toy into the back of their owner’s legs.

a golden retriever biting a can of beer to serve his owner

#2 – Cowers
This is another communication that is pretty easy to read. When your dog crouches low, tail tucked, head down and averted, he is clearly telling you he is afraid of certain things. If you do no listen to your dog and back off/or get him out of the situation, some dogs will progress to biting to let you know they are scared.

a black dog is scared or frighten of something

#3 – Panting when it’s not hot
If your dog is panting when it’s not warm out, he is telling you he is stressed. Time to change the environment or stop what you are doing in order to avoid further stress on your dog.

a dog has his tongue out, waiting for things to happen

#4 – Whining
Whining is a difficult one because dogs whine to tell you different things. Some dogs may whine when they need to go to the bathroom. Some dogs whine when the water bowl is empty. Your dog may also whine when she is excited or stressed. Look at what else is going on in the environment to tell which of these whines your dog is using. For example, if he is standing at the door whining, he probably wants out or he is excited about whoever is on the other side of the door.

a little white puppy is whinning

#5 – Head snaps around suddenly
This one is often missed by owners (and definitely kids) when you are handling your dog. But if your dog whips his head around quickly to the area you are touching, it either means it hurts or he is not comfortable with you touching there. For either of these reasons, it can be a warning – if you don’t stop, I’ll bite next. Knowing this can help you learn if your dog has a painful spot and also keep you (or a child) from being bit when handling a sensitive dog.

a hand is patting a dog but the dog looks scared

#6 – Barking at you
Your dog barks at you to get something – food, a walk, play time, you to throw that toy? This is most likely a “taught” language – meaning, your dog tried it once or twice, it got him what he wanted, so he continued. It’s also considered rude by most. It’s like the kid that nags at you to buy a toy every time you go to the store. Most dog owners pay good money to buy dog training devices to get their dog to stop doing this, but still, it is all about miscommunication.

a little puppy is barking in the wilderness

#7 – Stiff body
A stiff body is your dog’s way of saying “something’s up and I don’t like it.” If you see your dog go stiff, it usually means they are about to react to something, like a cat, a person at the door, another dog, etc. Be aware of this signal can help you avoid the next part, which can lead to fights and bites. If your dog gets stiff and starts to stare, it’s time to redirect his attention elsewhere.

A black and white beagle is starring and he looks frightened

So after everything I wrote, I hope you all learned something new today. And if you still have trouble communicating with your beloved dog, I recommend some of our dog training gadgets. I guarantee that our products are user-friendly, safe, and more importantly, “dog-friendly”. Our products include: Remote Dog Training Collar, Dog Barking Collar and Dog Fence System. Check out more information here:

What on Earth Is Dog Bark Collar, Anti Bark Collar, Dog Training Collar?

We may heard a lot about dog training collar, dog shock collar, no bark collar or something like that, what on earth is those things? How does that work?

Well, If you own a dog, and by chance, you are suffering some trouble with dog barking or disobey or else bad behavior, this article is your best choice.

Let me explain how these collars work from a learning viewpoint.

The new collar is put on the dog. It feels a little heavy, but, hey, they’re used to wearing a collar so they go about their business and soon forget they are wearing it.

Next, somebody approaches their land, so the dog does its normal job of alerting its humans that someone is approaching.

WHACK!!! Out of nowhere, they get a blow to the neck. The Whack can be the shock, a squirt of something disgusting right into their face that makes them a cough, sneeze and hurts their throat, or a frightening noise that upsets the dog.
They have no idea where it came from, or how to avoid it, but all they know is that when they saw the person approaching, and decided that person had become enough of a threat to them or their family that they needed to bark, OUCH!!

Later, someone approaches again. This time the dog may become aware of the sensation of the vibration, but it’s likely the dog will pay little attention to it because they are busy doing their job of warning away the stranger. Again, the stranger comes close enough for them to feel threatened, and again, WHACK!!!
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After a couple of repetitions of this the dog will start to associate the vibration as a warning that the whack is imminent.
They will also, and this is important, associate the approaching person as the cause of the warning and the whack.

As time goes on the dog will learn (in many cases) that even if you fear the person approaching, or feel that they might be a threat to your family, you dare not bark because then the person will cause a WHACK to your neck.

Now the vibration has become the bully holding their fist up to their victim’s face. Maybe the victim will stay quiet because the threat of a punch is enough to frighten them in to silence. Maybe the victim will speak out (bark) every now and again, and the WHACK will come. Either way, the whack, or the threat of the whack is enough to keep the dog in a stressful state and continue to strengthen their fear and dislike of approaching people.

When the marketing companies advertise electric shock collars as ‘only giving a mild vibration to stop the bark’ they forget about the fall out. If the vibration stops the dog from barking, then we know that they are so afraid of the WHACK that they remain silent and do not tell the scary person approaching to go away.
IF the collar was not frightening the dog, the dog would continue to bark. If learning occurs, the dog learns to stay quiet, yes, this is true, but the dog also learns to fear the person approaching and lives in a world where the threat of a WHACK is ever present. Not the world I want my dogs to live in!



How To Stop Dog Barking???

here are several ways to stop excessive dog barking. You can take a variety of actions, so consider the ones you can be consistent in applying and you’ll increase your odds of success.

Gently close your dog’s mouth.

If you have a dog that will bark and ‘sport’ at people or other animals a head halter, such as a Gentle Leader that enables you to close his mouth and guide him into an acceptable behavior is a big advantage. Introduce the halter so your dog accepts it willingly and, when an unwanted bark happens, lift the leash so the dog’s mouth closes and he is guided into a sit. Now move again and change your direction creating attention to you as you move elsewhere. So, we stop dog barking, we gain attention and we redirect to an acceptable behavior in one simple step.

Have your dog bring you a present. Another way to keep your dog’s mouth closed is to encourage her to bring a “present” to you, a guest, or someone in your home; or to simply to encourage him to enjoy carrying objects. Dogs that enjoy retrieving will often pick up a toy and carry it around just to show their pleasure. Naturally dogs cannot bark when they are holding a toy. But be careful not to give the toy when dog barking is in progress or the dog could mistake the toy as a reward for barking.

Bark on command. Another approach that can work is to teach your dog to bark on command, or “speak,” and then command him to be quiet. If you use treats or even verbal praise – do wait a few seconds after dog has finished barking before rewarding him. What you don’t want him to think is that he is being rewarded for barking when really he is being rewarded for being quiet. To get him to bark initially you can have someone ring your doorbell or you can encourage him to bark by “barking” yourself. Have him on a leash during the exercise so that you can distract and stop the barking with a light pop of the leash. To make the response even better teach your dog that he can bark at the doorbell but then must be quiet and go to a place near the door where he can watch who is at the door and allow them to come in. This can give a very effective security touch to a home. Dog barks, owners says “Quiet,” and he stops barking, showing he is under control. When the door is opened he is sat watching and waiting for anything that could be a threat. One word – “Speak” – has him barking again. So by teaching the commands – “Speak,” “Quiet,” and “Place,” – you have a dog that is both under control, yet ready to give a warning or even threaten if required.

Create distractions. With some dogs it does require an interrupter or distraction to take their mind off of the stimulus to bark. In other words, there has to be something that breaks the concentration on the barking. In some cases the intensity is too high for a verbal command to cut through the behavior. The interrupter in that case may be another noise, such as using a tool that emits a high frequency sound when the dog barks. This is not a pleasant sound to the dog and interrupts his barking. A beanbag, a piece of chain and even a can with pebbles or coins in it, can provide the interruption too. It works like this – the dog barks and this loud object lands on the floor in front of him. You act as though it came from “Heaven.” Now he thinks every time he barks for no reason or if he continues unnecessarily, something falls from the sky.

Barking does not always require a big interrupter, however. You can use everyday objects. If your dog barks near to you, slam the cupboard door or a drawer, so the noise distracts or startles him. Make nothing of this, and carry on as normal. This can work especially well when a dog barks simply to be let out of a crate. You don’t want to scare the dog, just quickly alter his state of mind and change the focus. He should not see you launch the object or make the noise. He has to think that the unwanted barking creates the occurrence. Practice this while you are watching TV, working in the kitchen or whatever you’re doing – the dog should not relate it to you but to the nuisance barking. An important part of this is that if you do drop or throw an object it should not hit the dog, but land at his feet. You should also leave it there for a while so he does not relate it to you. Remember though that you have to be able to understand and translate the different barks. One of his barks may be – I need to go to the bathroom. So learn to understand the tone of the bark or noise he makes.

Think twice before ignoring. Of course another less preferable way is to ignore the barking and wait for it to go away. In a crate or enclosed area this may work (particularly with a puppy who is learning to settle) but if the dog is outside or in a large area then the barking itself can be self-rewarding. In many instances there are multiple stimuli occurring which will encourage the dog barking. In my opinion, dogs should never be left outside unsupervised or unaccompanied. Go out with your dog and do not allow him to run the fence, race down the hedgerow chasing the cars, or barking at the person walking by. Show your control and confidence in handling these situations and be the leader of your pack. Have him on a leash or a long line so that you can reinforce your commands and maintain control without shouting or becoming agitated.

Crate training your puppy. A puppy barking in his crate may stop if covered with a cloth sheet so he is not stimulated to bark by what he sees. With a cover over it, the crate also feels more like a den and hence more secure. Some puppies will stop barking if allowed to sleep in their crate next to the owners’ bed, or with a belonging that smells of the owner or their siblings. When your puppy is in the crate do get to know the sounds he makes and unless it is an emergency for the bathroom do not go and open the crate or let the puppy out when the puppy barks. If you do he will learn to bark demanding to be let out and in this way tell youwhat to do. Sometimes a squirt bottle of water can be used to direct a spray at a puppy that barks in the crate but I have seen dogs that enjoy this too and make a game out of it. Plus, it can make quite a mess.

Bark collars. And finally there are bark collars that automatically set off an interrupter when the dog wearing the bark collar barks. Some bark collars emit a noise, some bark collars a blast of air or citronella and some use an electric stimulation between two points on the collar that limit the feeling to that area. They can all work. My experience has been that the electronic one is the most successful and most important only the dog wearing it feels the interrupter. The citronella spray bark collar and the noise bark collar can be triggered if other dogs close by are barking. With any form of bark collar, however, I would recommend you seek expert advice before using one.

Be the Pack Leader

I mentioned the importance of your relationship and confidence not only in your own ability to handle situations but also your dog’s confidence in you. This comes through dog exercise, dog training, spending time together, setting limits and boundaries and showing appreciation for behaviors that are pleasing. Controlled walks, games such as retrieving, and learning to be patient by simply sitting or laying down by your side or relaxing in his crate will create a companion that sees no need to bark without a good reason. In this way you build a foundation of trust and confidence that lets your dog know when he can and should bark and also when he can be quiet.

Why Do I Have To Use E Collar? Some Misunderstand Of E Collar You Have To Know

There is a lot of mixed emotions and controversy when using this tool for dog training. Not just with dog owners, but with fellow dog trainers as well. Which, is not surprising, after all, many people refer to this device as a “shock collar”.


However, most dog trainers or dog owner with an understanding of the electric collar refer to this device as an “e-collar or “training collar“.  Although the electric collar has been around for nearly 45 years, its popularity for training has become more prominent over the last decade. Originally the electric collar was used to train hunting dogs, the collar was large and the remote resembled something like a late 80’s mobile phone.

Hunters were very pleased with the results. It allowed them to have much more control of their dogs from a greater distance. It was mainly used as a correction when training and out hunting. Other variations of the electric collar came from this when dog owners became more aware of this product and the results. Many of the other variations we are familiar with today are; bark collars, electric fence collars, and pet training collars.

This is where the electric collar has become misconstrued. Many people hear “electric collar” and think of its counterpart(fence and bark collars) that are used for correction. Over the years there has been a lot of change with the electric collar. Ranging from collar functions to training techniques. Most electric collars today do not “shock” the dog. A “shock” is caused by an electrical current passing through the body. It can cause burns and injury.

What is found on an electric collar is a technology used to treat pain in the muscle or nerves(TENS or TNS). It uses a low to high frequency to omit a stimulation. What results is a collar that gives the trainer the ability to use high or low stimulation for attention rather than correction. We can use the collar to gain off-leash control of dogs and it allows better timing with behavioral issues. Overall it will give more control to a dog owner and cause much less stress then what is associated with bark or fence collars.

The electric collar can be a pronominal training tool in the right hands with proper education. The main issue today is that this device can be found just about anywhere and no education is required. It can create unwanted behavior, stress, and poorly trained dogs when misused. I highly recommend getting properly educated before even purchasing an electric collar. Most professional dog trainers will have a list of “e-collars” suited for pet obedience. Understand not all dogs will need to be “e-collar” training, however, many dogs can benefit from this training tool.


Why Does My Dog Pee on My Bed?

There can be many reasons for your dog peeing on your bed, so it’s important as an owner to understand the potential underlying cause or causes. While it’s easy to blame your pet for the unpleasant accident, oftentimes there are steps you can take as an owner to stop the act before it happens.

Reasons Why Your Dog Pees On Your Bed

So before you scold your dog after his next accident, consider the possible reasons outlined below.

Urinary Tract Infection

Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) commonly cause a lack of urination in humans; however, dogs can actually experience the opposite effects. In fact, oftentimes when dogs have a bladder infection they break their housetraining through frequent urination.

If your dog is typically well behaved while you’re gone, but you start to see this habit arising, a bladder infection could likely be the cause. Some common signs of urinary tract infections in dogs include a lack of or excessive urination, blood in the urine (typically displays in a pinkish color), obsessive licking of the genital area, breaking housetraining, and dribbling urine.

Marking Territory

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If you have always struggled with your dog peeing on your bed, the need to mark his territory could be an alternative explanation. A telling sign of territory marking is if your dog is urinating in multiple places around your house in small amounts. This is generally a habit that male dogs acquire, though that does not mean that female dogs cannot exhibit similar behavior.

The reason dogs mark their territory is fairly based on evolutionary principals. Your dog is likely attempting to claim the territory as their own or leave their scent behind as a “calling card” for mating purposes. Marking often starts in a dog’s adolescence years and then increases in frequency once the dog becomes physically mature.

One way to reduce this tendency is by neutering or spaying your pet. Typically, if your dog is displaying these signs as a puppy it’s likely that territory marking is the main proponent behind his behavior.

Submissive Behavior

Some dogs are known as “submissive eliminators.” This means that they are naturally prone to be more fearful or anxious. Many owners find submissive dogs incredibly desirable because they are easier to train, obedient among children, and eager to please their owner.

However, when a dog becomes overly submissive, problems start to arise. In particular, submissive dogs typically develop a habit of urinating frequently. Whether this is when they are excited or frightened, submissive dogs view urination as a sign of respect. Signs of a submissive dog include urinating or squatting when you walk into the room.

The good news about overly submissive dogs is that this is typically a behavior displayed in young puppies and once your dog becomes more comfortable in his new environment, the behavior should diminish over time. Although, if you believe your dog may be submissive, be careful about how often you scold him for his behavior because this can lead to more frequent and unwanted urination.

How to Prevent Your Dog from Peeing On Your Bed

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Give Your Dog Enough Opportunities to Go

If you typically have to leave your dog at home for long periods of time, it’s incredibly important that you give him enough opportunities to go to the bathroom. Some dogs have much smaller bladders than others, so it isn’t a matter of whether your dog is peeing on your bed for attention, but rather they cannot hold in their urine any longer.

If you have an enclosed backyard, consider installing a dog door that your dog can use to let himself outside while you’re away. If this isn’t an option in your home, consider purchasing dog-training pads that your dog can use.

Spend Time House Training Your Dog

If you see these habits translating beyond your dog’s adolescent years, your dog may not fully understand his housebreaking rules. In this case, your pet simply doesn’t understand where he is supposed to go to the bathroom.

If you think you may not have succeeded in originally housetraining your pet, it is important to take training back to the basics in order to counteract this behavior. A great way to start is by blocking off areas that you’re seeing the accidents take place the most often.

This is especially important if you’re going to be leaving the house for more than a few hours at a time. Start by closing all bedroom doors and limiting your dog to one or two rooms of access and consider using ex-pens or crates.

Crate Train Your Dog

Crate training is not just for young puppies. When older dogs start to redevelop potty-training issues, crate training is an incredibly effective option for getting rid of this bad habit. While some owners see crate training as a punishment for dogs, it actually gives dogs more sense of security.

This is especially effective in anxiety-prone and older dogs. Not only does crate training help with potty training, it also prevents destructive behavior and teaches dogs how to settle and relax. 

How to Properly Crate Train Your Dog

While the benefits of crate training are almost endless, it’s incredibly important to properly crate train your dog in order to see the full benefits. As an owner, you need to emphasize the praise in getting your dog to lie in his crate. This can be done through positive reinforcement, which teaches the dog that his crate is his own personal sanctuary, much like a child’s bedroom.

The crate should become a place where your dog can go in order to not be bothered, especially when he is tired or nervous. This becomes incredibly important when you leave your house for long periods of time because this is usually when your dog’s anxiety heightens. While you may see some resistance from your dog at first, once you get him in the habit of being in his crate, he will likely start going into it without being told.

In order to ease into this process, practice placing your dog in his crate with the door open for the first few times. This helps so your dog doesn’t feel trapped. Gradually increase the time you keep the door closed, but be sure to stay next to the crate so that your dog knows that he is okay. Once your dog seems to be relatively calm in this scenario, practice leaving the room where the crate is and see how your dog reacts.

It’s likely that your dog may start to whimper or bark at first, but eventually, he will calm down. Try not to cave when you hear your pup cry because the more you return when he is unsettled, the more he will think that he will be able to get out of the crate without even attempting to settle.

How to Choose the Right Crate

It can become quite a daunting task to pick out the right crate for your dog. With several different types of crates, sizes, and locations to put them in your home, as an owner, it can be overwhelming to know what’s best for your dog. However, as a starting place, the three most common types of crates are wire, plastic or fabric.

Fabric crates are great for small dogs to travel in, but are most suited for well-trained dogs. In the case that your dog is having accidents on your bed, a plastic or wire crate is a more practical option. Plastic crates are typically more secure, which makes dogs feel more comfortable and it makes it harder for “escape artists” to find a way out. Wire crates are easy for storage and are typically more inexpensive. Choosing between a wire or plastic crate can be left up to the owner as the differences are fairly minimal.

However, when it comes to the size of the crate, there should be less discrepancy in the decision process. You want to pick out a crate that your dog can stand in, turn around, and lay down comfortably. The mistake most owners make is that they buy too large of a crate because they want to make sure their dog has enough room to get comfortable.

This can often backfire and when dogs have too much space in their crate they can start using it as a bathroom. A great thing about wire crates is that most of them are adjustable so you can make the space smaller or larger depending on the size/growth of your dog.

As per crate location, if you are comfortable with this, you can keep the crate in your bedroom while your dog is first getting used to the space. If you don’t want to deal with the chance of being woken up in the middle of the night, place the crate in an open area like the living room. This will give you and your dog easy access to the space and in turn your dog will not feel as trapped if he can see his surroundings.

Properly Clean-Up All Accidents

One thing that dogs are particularly gifted with is their sense of smell. Unfortunately, this means that if your dog can smell his urine, he is more likely to urinate in the same spot again. To prevent an accident from happening again, clean up the urine using an enzyme-based pet odor/stain remover in order to completely get rid of the smell. In addition, make sure your sheets are regularly cleaned.

Dogs are not only drawn to their sent but their owners’ as well. This makes them more likely to urinate on things (in this case your bed) that remind them of you. Though this may not be the way you prefer your dog to show his affection, he can’t help it. Puppies are especially likely to display this behavior because they are attempting to mask their scent from “predators” by disguising it in your sheets.

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Catch Your Dog in the Act

While you may not be home when the accident occurs, if you happen to catch your dog in the act, he is much more likely to understand your anger at his behavior. So given the off chance that you are home, it is best to interrupt your dog with a loud noise (a clap of the hand’s works) when they start to pee indoors.

Immediately take him outside where he can finish peeing and then praise him with positive reinforcement when he finishes his business. In order for this process to work, you must never punish or yell at your dog for peeing inside. Dogs respond much better when positively rewarded for good behaviors than being punished for negative behaviors.

There are several reasons as to why your dog is peeing on your bed. It is important to be attentive to your dog’s behavior in order to better identify why these accidents keep happening. Through proper training and observation, this is a correctable habit for your dog.

So before you start scolding your dog, recognize as their owner you may need to take some of the responsibility. Though this can be incredibly frustrating and is the last thing you want to come home to after a day of hard work, don’t give up hope. It’s only a matter of time before your bed stays dry and you and your pup remain happy and healthy.