Raising a people-friendly dog

  • Teach Your Dog To Greet People Politely

    Teach Your Dog To Greet People Politely

    With continued loving guidance your pup will be greeting all visitors in a calm manner, even the mailman!

  • Raising a puppy: Training your puppy to accept handling

    Raising a puppy: Training your puppy to accept handling

    Master trainer Ian Dunbar on raising a touch-safe dog

  • Preventing aggression around food bowls, treats, and toys

    Preventing aggression around food bowls, treats, and toys

    How to prevent object guarding in your dog

  • Socializing your puppy

    Socializing your puppy

    Puppies start to learn as soon as they are born. They are especially receptive to retain what they learn during their first 13 to 16 weeks of life. It is especially important that puppies have experiences with other dogs, as well as with children and adults, from birth to 16 weeks, the optimal time for […]

  • Dogs for large family?

    Dogs for large family?

    Question: We have a big family with people coming in and out of our home all the time. Are some dogs more social than others? Answer: Just as some people are naturally more sociable than others, some dogs are little social butterflies, while others would just as soon be left alone, thank you very much! […]

  • Raising a puppy: Biting and nipping

    Raising a puppy: Biting and nipping

    Master trainer Ian Dunbar on training your puppy to have a soft mouth

  • Puppy parties: The fun way to raise a people-friendly dog

    Puppy parties: The fun way to raise a people-friendly dog

    Teaching puppies to be safe & friendly around humans

  • Share bed with dog?

    Share bed with dog?

    Question: Is it okay to let my dog sleep in bed with me? Answer: Experts have long disagreed about this question. Some think it’s acceptable since dogs are part of the family. Others protest that being literally on the same level as the owner gives a dog the idea that he’s on the same level […]

  • Prevent dog collar sensitivity?

    Prevent dog collar sensitivity?

    Question: How do I prevent my dog from getting sensitive about collar grabs? Answer: Twenty percent of dog bites occur when a family member grabs the dog by the scruff or collar. One doesn’t need to be a rocket scientist to figure out why. Obviously, the dog has learned that when people grab his collar, […]

  • Dog collar sensitivity?

    Dog collar sensitivity?

    Question: My dog hates being grabbed by the collar. What can I do? Answer: It’s important to treat the problem. Twenty percent of dog bites occur when a family member grabs the dog by the scruff or collar. The dog’s learned that when he’s grabbed by the collar, bad things happen, and he reacts defensively. […]

  • Raising a puppy: Preventing object guarding

    Raising a puppy: Preventing object guarding

    Master trainer Ian Dunbar on keeping your dog from turning into an object guarder