How I Met My Dog

comPETibility matters™

comPETibility is what happens when you achieve a balanced relationship that works for you and your dog.

At How I Met My Dog we’re all about celebrating and enriching your relationship with your dog. Our custom matches are just the beginning.

Whether turning a game into a training session or a simple trick into an exercise in canine self-confidence, How I Met My Dog gives you the tools and the perspective to make your partnership the best it can be.

It’s Not You. It’s Me: Why our Dogs Act Differently Around Different People

The Fido you know, and love will raise a lip and bare his teeth if you reach for his favorite ball, can be wary of new dogs and hates...
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All Aboard: Why Getting the Whole Family Involved in Training will Help Fido Learn

So you get a new dog and you spend tons of effort in training classes, maybe tons of money, definitely tons of time. You’re thrilled...
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Combating Canine Separation Anxiety

As pack animals, it’s only natural for our dogs to love being with us and dread the moments when we leave. If you have a melancholy...
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X's and O's

Sometimes the way dogs interpret signs of affection is different than we think. While dogs may be man (and woman’s) best friend, hugging...
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7 Tips to Help Your Dog Cope With the Fourth of July Festivities

Who doesn’t love a great fireworks display? Dogs - that’s who. While some dogs are less affected by the vibrations and noises...
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3 Things You Should Do To Help Any Dog Feel At Ease

Whether you’re heading to a meet and greet, bringing your new dog home for the first time, or just meeting someone’s dog on the...
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Four Essential Tips to Help you Choose the Right Rescue Dog

So, you’ve decided you want a dog.  You’ve done the preliminary prep; crunched the numbers, checked with your landlord, and lined up...
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Speaking Dog-lish

Whether you are a first time dog owner or a seasoned one who could use a refresher in how to train your dog, sharing a language is the...
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First Impressions: Dogs & Kids

4 Tips on how to introduce your kids to your new dog & 4 Tips on how to introduce your dog to your new dog So you’ve matched with...
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Dog Speak: Your Dog's Body Language and What it Means

The gateway to comPETibility (or a great relationship with your dog) is communication. When learning about your newly adopted pup, it’s...
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S#*! Happens: 3 Tips for Housebreaking your Dog

When it comes to housebreaking, accidents happen. These 3 tips will help make housebreaking a stress free, mess free (sort of) training...
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Walk the Walk: Three Things To Know About Taking your Dog for a Walk

Like toddlers, most dogs have tons of excess energy to burn. When left to their own devices, energetic dogs can become destructive dogs...
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