Dog Training

Do Dog Whistles Work? What Are They For?

A dog whistle, known also as a silent or Galton’s whistle–after inventor Francis Galton–is a high-pitched whistle generally used for dog training. The sound it emits is so high-pitched that humans can’t hear it, but dogs and other animals can. Here’s what you should know about dog whistles.

by Beth Meadows
January 24th

Dog Training: The Trouble With Punishment

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.

by DogTime
January 8th

8 Common Mistakes Owners Make When Training Their Dogs

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.

by Mike Clark
January 7th

10 Top Rated Classic Dog Training Books

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.

by DogTime
January 6th

7 Most Popular Dog Training Methods

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.

by Mike Clark
January 6th

10 Things Dog Owners Should Know About Potty Training

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.

by Mike Clark
January 6th

10 Fun, Impressive Tricks You Can Teach Any Dog

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.

by Sarah Greenwald
January 2nd

Haptic Dog Vest Speaks Volumes Between Pet And Owner

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.

by Gel Galang
October 1st

Hug Your Hound Day: How To Teach Your Dog To Give Hugs

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.

by Mike Clark
August 22nd

7 Of The Most Stubborn, Challenging-To-Train Dog Breeds

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.

by Jean Andrei
April 17th
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