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We demystify potty training dogs with some easy-to-follow advice from a professional trainer.
Dog growling is an early warning system — and your dog shouldn’t be punished for it! It’s your job to figure out what your dog is trying to tell you.
How do dogs show affection? Dogs communicate with us through body language and actions — here are are four ways dogs show affection to humans.
Dogs and holiday guests don’t have to be a stressful situation. See these training tips — and which dogs to keep away from seasonal festivities altogether.
Before I could focus on training my wild-child puppy, I needed to calm down her overactive mind and fearful responses. Here are some things I’m trying to help calm this hyper dog.
If you want your dog to be his best, he needs a compatible buddy. Here’s how to find a good playmate for your dog.
Don’t know the difference between the different types of working dogs? Here’s a primer.
Her easy-to-use guide teaches pet parents of reactive or aggressive dogs how to use positive reinforcement training.
Baxter is food obsessed, but I’m helping to desensitize him so that he can enjoy food and treats around other dogs.
Jelly loved to jump up and say hello. By watching her body language during training, I was able to figure out how to keep her paws on the ground.
It can be a challenge to find the right trainer. Start helping your dog by training him yourself with these simple steps.
Dog-training is not a regulated profession, but there are steps you can take to get the proper education and skills.
A rough start in life had one Lab puppy lashing out at his brother and cringing from human touch. Here’s how I helped.
These photos show kids and dogs playing and relaxing in safe, positive ways.
Before I was a force-free trainer, I took my own dog out of a bad training situation. There is no reason to let any trainer harm your dog.
Dogster resident trainer Annie Phenix shares tips for teaching dogs to sit calmly and not bark at arriving guests.
From sit and stay to leave it and come, these are training cues I teach most often.
Traditional hunting-dog training uses shock collars and other painful methods. Thomas Aaron has developed a successful, force-free program.
If your dog hasn’t mastered a relaxed walk at your side, you may have made one of these five mistakes.
I rescued Chance from a rough life as a bait dog, and while he’s made huge strides, he still acts out in some circumstances. What can I do?
My Standard Poodle, Ellie — a certified therapy dog — pees when she sees my daughter. How do I stop it?
Dogs don’t have the benefit of human language, so their actions must convey the “why” behind unwanted behaviors and lead you to a resolution.
A good dentist makes me feel safe and keeps his word that he will not cause pain — and that’s exactly how a good trainer teaches a dog.
The Pet Professional Guild posted an “open letter” denouncing shock collar use, and I could not agree more.
The rambunctious, intelligent terrier needed the right person and the right trainer. Here’s how we helped Toby.
My dogs give me so many gifts, and for that I am grateful. They make me a better trainer and a better person.
A reader asks our resident trainer for help a.s.a.p with her dog’s habit of jumping on people — Christmas guests arrive in a couple of weeks!
Skip the shiny new collar this year and get your dogs what they really want for Christmas, your time and attention — oh, and treats!
Puppies are NOT presents. Only adopt at Christmas if you can commit to doing what our resident trainer says will set the puppy up for success.
I joined hundreds of professional trainers at the summit this year — here are my favorite takeaways from the latest in dog training and research!
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There Is No Reason to Use a Shock Collar. In Fact, It Should Be Illegal