You hold yourself to a high standard because you love that dog more than anything. And that dog who just chewed off part of your shoe when you weren’t looking? That dog is going to be fine, and happy, and loved.
Do you want a dog who’s friendly and trustworthy around both people and other dogs? How you care for your canine–and socialization training in particular–plays a big role in how they respond to people and other pooches, especially if you’ve adopted a puppy.
Pet parents often use tasty, rewarding treats to train their dogs, but that can cause problems if you’re working with a dog who’s already above their ideal weight. Thankfully, low-calorie treats can give you viable, healthier alternatives for rewarding your dog while keeping their weight under control.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Just because you’re stuck indoors doesn’t mean you have to pack on pounds as you and your dog hibernate for the season. You can still stay fit, lose weight, and stick to your New Year’s resolution with these ten workouts that will let your pup help you get in shape while you’re inside where it’s warm.
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.
A new training program proves that dogs, themselves, may be among the best trainers in the world. Leader Dogs for the Blind has an executive training program that brings soft skills to the forefront of manager training.
Creating a deep, profound bond with your dog is incredibly important if you’re a dog parent. Here are six ways to strengthen that meaningful connection.
The National Disaster Search Dog Foundation is a non-profit organization that rescues and trains shelter dogs to be used by firefighters and search teams in times of national disasters or to find missing persons.
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.
Do you have two dogs that both need training? Expert dog trainer Zak George is going to give you some great tips on how to get both dogs listening to you in no time.
The Society’s project called, Building Adolescent Responsibility and Compassion (BARC) brings dogs into the center for the youth to train and rehabilitate.
Cesar Millan is a dog behaviorist, television star, best-selling author, and advocate for animal shelters, but his training methods are often deemed cruel and unnecessary. Here’s what you should know.
By Katarina Behan, for Pet News and ViewsIf you own a dog you may have been told that your dog is a wolf in dogs’ clothing, and that your dog is always watching you for signs of weakness so that he can elevate himself to the position of top dog – or alpha. The trend […]