Sit command training

  • 10 ways to ensure safe encounters between dogs & people

    10 ways to ensure safe encounters between dogs & people

    You’re taking your dog for a walk and you're approached by a child who wants to pet your pooch — do you how to make it a safe encounter? Some bite-prevention basics.

  • Keeping your dog’s feet on the ground

    Keeping your dog’s feet on the ground

    Stop your dog from jumping up

  • Control biting and jumping up

    Control biting and jumping up

    Teaching puppies not to bite

  • Dog doesn’t listen?

    Dog doesn’t listen?

    Question: Why does my dog seem to ignore commands? Answer: Ever look at the caller ID on your phone and think, “It’s so-and-so with more complaining–this time I’m not picking up…”? Like people, dogs are moved to action by what they associate with pain and pleasure. We will do anything to avoid pain and gain […]

  • Dog training and non-food rewards

    Dog training and non-food rewards

    Question: What can I use besides food as a training reward? Answer: The answer to this question is both easy and complicated–it really depends on your dog. An appropriate training reward is anything that your dog will work for in order to gain access to it, such as a chew toy, getting to go for […]

  • Make dog training fun?

    Make dog training fun?

    Question: How do I get my dog to enjoy our training sessions? Answer: If you really think about it, training time is play time–training should be a fun experience for both you and your dog. Remember to keep your attitude light-hearted and consider this time together a part of the bonding experience. If your training […]

  • Clicker training?

    Clicker training?

    Question: What’s clicker training? Answer: Clicker training has been used for years to train marine mammals, and it’s very effective with dogs, too. All you need is a clicker–a small plastic box with a metal tab that clicks when you press it–and treats. Clicker training lets the dog know he’s doing what you want precisely […]

  • The all-important recall command

    The all-important recall command

    Bringing your dog back

  • Dog training: Sit

    Dog training: Sit

    Master trainer Ian Dunbar on teaching your dog the 'sit' command

  • Sit command training

    Sit command training

    How to teach your dog "sit"