Two Paws Up for Barkability


Love finding that extra special something for your pup? Or how about finding the perfect gift for a dog lover in your life? At, you can definitely find something for them to bark about! This incredibly fun and informative dog shopping blog delivers a great selection of top dog products and more to delight both pet and owner. Not to mention, they really dig deeper to sniff out some of the best dog products on the net – something that we give two paws up!
So who’s behind Dog owner Chris Ray, who is addicted to finding new and interesting things for his golden retriever, Mackenzie. Ray spends a ton of time looking for top dog products in categories ranging from grooming to treats to training and back again. Plus he’s always up for suggestions on how to improve his site for pups and puppy lovers just like you.
Give Barkability a visit and you can be sure to find something special for your furry friend!

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Train with Praise, Not Punishment

Most new puppy owners face a difficult decision when it comes to potty training their pups. Should praise or punishment be the technique of choice for reinforcing positive behavior?

According to a study at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, researchers confirmed that praise works for new puppies learning potty training, while aversive training does not. Veterinary behaviorists surveyed 140 dog owners about their different training methods and their effectiveness as part of the study.

Of those who rubbed their dogs’ noses in the house-soiled areas, not one person reported that the technique was beneficial. In fact, 89% stated that it had no effect, and 11% said it actually made matters worse. With these type of findings, any pet owner can see that praise is clearly the more successful route to go in.

Start to incorporate positive reinforcement into your house training program, and talk with your dog trainer or veterinarian about other reward-based techniques to successfully train your dog to do his business out of doors.

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Excitement & Potty Training

When a new puppy comes home, you can only imagine how overwhelmed he or she can feel. New sights, smells, sounds, and feelings are now surrounding that little canine, overloading the senses and causing so much excitement. And then it happens. Your puppy eliminates on the floor.

Puppy excitement is a common happening in many homes with new pets, however, few owners realize that the associated potty troubles that come along with it are all very normal. Your puppy’s body, much like a human child, is prone to accidental elimination in environments of high stress or excitement. Not to mention, any kind of food or water goes through your pup in under a half hour.

Should your puppy have an accident after being excited, don’t discipline. The puppy cannot control it at this time. Simply ignore it, clean it up, and continue on as if nothing happened. When you treat your pup calmly concerning his potty training habits, he should grow out of spontaneous elimination within just a few months, usually once the dog reaches the ages between 4 and 7 months

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