How I Met My Dog


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.

Crate Expectations: Everything you Need to Know about Crate Training your Dog

Whether the dog you bring home is a puppy or an adult they will need some time to adjust to their new surroundings. One of the best ways...
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4 Tips for Successful Off Leash Outings

Letting your pup run off leash is one the best ways for them to let off some steam and burn extra calories. With no need to slow their...
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Toy-rific Toys for Every Dog's Play Style

As you may have already noticed, your dog has a unique personality and a unique play style too. Different play styles often call for...
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New Dog. Who Dis?

Bringing a new dog home to your current dog(s) is exciting! While some new canine siblings may become fast friends, for others it may take...
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Pussyfooting Around: Introducing your Dog and Cat

Social media may make it seem like every cat and dog are best friends, but in many cat/dog households just getting the cat comfortable...
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Great Expectations

Does your relationship with your dog meet your expectations? Believe it or not, expectations are pretty important in determining the...
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First Day at the Dog Park

Bringing your new pup to the dog park is a great way to get them acquainted with other canine friends. Learning how to navigate pack...
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3 Things Every Dog Wants you to Know

Whether you own one dog, 10 dogs, or you’re simply an aspiring pet parent, these three tips will help you understand your canine friends...
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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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Beauty Rest: Teaching Your Dog To Sleep in Their Own Bed

Even your dog needs a good night’s sleep to wake up feeling their best. If you’ve run out of room on your own bed, taken the spot...
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5 Tips for Helping Your Dog Settle In

Adopting a dog is a rewarding and emotional experience. You’ve taken the opportunity to give a deserving animal a new, wonderful 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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