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.

Keep Calm and Stay S.A.N.E.

So you recently adopted a dog and you want to make sure you are laying the groundwork for your pup to live a long, happy, healthy life...
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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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Tick Check 101

Tis’ the season for tick bites. While ticks live all over the country, summer in the East half of the USA brings a boom of deer and dog...
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Walk This Way: Three things to consider when choosing a leash

Picking a leash that works for you and your dog can be the difference between a good walk and a great walk. In fact, it can actually make...
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Sun’s out Tongues Out: 4 Things to Know about Taking your Dog on Adventures in Warm Weather

As spring rolls in across many parts of the country it brings with it warmer weather, longer days and sunshine! After a long, cold winter...
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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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Play Pals: Understanding How and Why our Dogs Play

Play is a common language spoken among all dogs. No matter the size, age, or breed, dogs love to play. But, why do our dogs play? How do...
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The Truth About Harnesses

For dogs that pull and even those that don’t, using a harness can be a safe alternative to a collar. Finding a harness that fits...
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3 Easy Indoor Games that Become Impressive Outdoor Tricks

Maybe it’s a snowy or rainy day and you’re stuck indoors, or you’re working from home, or your car is in the shop. Whatever the...
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Training Your Dog to Walk on a Leash: Tips and Benefits

Leash training may seem like a daunting process, so we’ve narrowed the training down into some simple tips that will have your dog...
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Top 10 Must-Have Dog Toys

There’s an expansive world of toys waiting for your dog to explore—and to destroy. Fortunately, we’re here to help you avoid coming...
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10 Benefits of Being a Dog Owner: Backed by Science

Owning a dog comes with its share of responsibilities, but they are far outnumbered by the number of benefits you’ll enjoy. Beyond the...
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