By definition, punishment is meant to be unpleasant. However, it’s extremely disturbing that this unpleasantness is overly frequent and overly extreme. Sadly, many uneducated trainers resort to punishment, which is really defeating the purpose of training to begin with.
You’ve got a new furry addition to the family, and you can’t wait to start training your pup to do all kinds of tricks. But hold on before you jump into it. There are lots of mistakes that dog owners make when training their pups. Before you begin, make sure you know what not to do.
Dogs don’t come with instruction manuals, but the best dog training books from famous trainers and authors can certainly help you figure out how to teach and bond with your pup. Here are ten of the best, top rated classic dog training books that can help you train your dog.
There are so many popular dog training methods out there that it can be frustrating to find out which is which and what method is going to be best for both your dog and you as an owner. If you find it overwhelming and confusing, you’re not alone. Here are seven of the most popular dog training methods.
Potty training a dog can be a daunting task if you’ve never done it before, but dog owners can tell you quite a few things they’ve learned from experience. In fact, dogs are usually pretty quick learners, and housebreaking might not be as difficult as you think, so long as you follow some good advice.
Committing yourself to teaching your dog some tricks is a great New Year’s resolution, but it’s also a fun bonding experience for you and your dog throughout the year. Watch these videos to learn some simple techniques that make it possible for any dog to learn tricks.
As the holiday season wraps up, it’s time to work on those New Year’s resolutions. Since January is National Train Your Dog Month, why not use the opportunity to start some good habits and strengthen your bond with your pup?
Skijoring combines cross-country skiing with dog walking or running. It may not be for every dog, but it might be a good winter activity for the right dog and owner to get some exercise through the cold months.
Training Through Positive Relationships: Meet Matt Beisner, Star Of Nat Geo WILD’s ‘Dog: Impossible’
“What if there are no bad dogs?” Dog behavior specialist Matt Beisner, star of Nat Geo WILD’s Dog: Impossible, poses a question he already knows the answer to–there aren’t. Here’s what he had to say about his training techniques, his new show, and our relationships with dogs.
The good news is it’s fairly easy to teach an old dog this new trick. In fact, adult dogs are usually easier and faster to housetrain than puppies, especially if you use a crate. Follow these tips for housetraining adult dogs!
Alexa may be notorious for helping you control things around the house remotely, but dog owners can have better use for it. Amazon’s home virtual assistant can be a great tool to assist you with its various skills and functions to benefit you and your dog.
New research shows that bringing your young pup to a puppy training class even once a week will help alleviate feelings of fear or aggression that they may have in their new environment. This could even could have an association with the dog’s long-term behavior.
How do you get your dog to do something without saying a word? Scientists at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel may have the answer in the form of a vibrating haptic vest. They say it can help dogs who have audio or visual impairments, as well as many other dogs and people.
Hug Your Hound Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in September each year. In 2019, the holiday falls on September 8th, so get ready to give your dog a hug! But only if they enjoy it, of course. Here’s how you can teach your dog to give hugs and what you should consider before you begin.
New research suggests that you may need to frequently use your dog’s chosen name when training. Pups can distinguish their names in a fairly noisy environment. What’s more, they even respond when called by a stranger–making it the perfect training for service and therapy dogs.
There are some stubborn dog breeds who might just test the limits of your patience while you’re trying to train them. And it’s not because these specific dog breeds are slow or obtuse. Nope. In fact, quite the contrary–these dog breeds are highly intelligent.
I have a rescue dog, named Joe, who spent the last seven years of his life alone in a dirt dog run. Now he lives a safe, comfortable life with our three other dogs, but he still has terrible separation anxiety. Here’s what we’re doing to help him relax.
Few things can put a damper on the joy of bringing a new puppy into your home than unwanted accidents. If you are looking for ways to housetrain your puppy, you are not alone. Here’s what you should know.
Dog training can come in different forms, but science has continually backed up one particular method: positive rewards-based training. Find out why this humane form of training is the best for encouraging good behavior and strengthening your bond with your dog.
There are several circumstances where over-training your dog can be harmful and even undo all the hard work you and your pup have put in. Here’s what you should keep in mind before you go overboard and train too much.
Meeting people can be stressful for dogs if they aren’t used to seeing new faces. They may go into “stranger danger” mode and cower behind you or run away. Even worse, they may lash out with aggressive behavior. Here’s what you should know.