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.
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.
The Wasatch Backcountry Rescue International Dog School holds an avalanche search and rescue training program for dogs and handlers every other year. It makes training feel like play time for pups!
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. Here’s what you should know about dog whistles.
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.
You’ve got a new pup and you’re ready to start training, but hold on! Make sure you avoid these common mistakes people make when training their dogs.
There are so many popular dog training methods out there that it can be frustrating to find out which is best for you. If you’re confused, you’re not alone.
Dogs don’t come with instruction manuals, but these dog training books from renown trainers and authors have helped lots of people learn how to train their pups.
With some time and patience, any dog can learn new tricks. These are ten of our favorites that are sure to impress your friends and family.
If your New Year’s resolution is to teach your dog some new tricks, spend more time with your pup, or just strengthen your bond, National Train Your Dog Month is a great time to start.
Does your puppy like to pull on their leash? Does your dog refuse to walk with their leash loose? Learn how to train any dog–puppy or adult–to behave while walking on a leash.
Many adult rescue dogs come with spotty housetraining–or none at all–and even dogs who were housetrained in their previous homes will need a refresher. Follow these tips for housetraining adult dogs!
Professional dog training is like family therapy — it’s better to get help before you need it. Training your dog as a team can help strengthen your relationship with your human partner and your dog before it’s too late.
While housetraining, there'll be plenty of times you can't be around, and for those long stretches while you're at work or school, your dog will need more space…