dog behavior

Woman teaching her canine friend dog commands
Teaching your dog to respond to basic cues such as “sit” and “down” is easy, fun and gives fast results....Read More
Dog guarding a toy from being taken by a woman
Why this is useful for your dog to know: Guarding resources (food, toys, locations, etc.) is a common and natural behavior in many dogs....Read More
This dog knows his name.
Why this cue is useful for your dog to know: Teaching a dog to pay attention (i.e., give you eye contact) when you say his name can be convenient and very ...Read More
Man teaching dog training commands to this senior dog
“Stay” is a lifesaving dog training command. When can “stay” save your dog’s life?...Read More
Training Plan: Teaching ‘Sit’
Why this cue is useful for your dog to know: You can ask your dog to sit whenever he is doing something rude, such as jumping up on you or counter surfing....Read More
Senior dog with excited urination issues. There are strategies for correcting submissive and excited urination in dogs.
Note: Although advances in behavior science* have led to the debunking of using words such as “submissive” and “dominant” to describe a dog’s personality or emotional state...Read More
Small dog barking. It can be challenging to stop dog barking, but there are effective strategies.
Dogs bark for different reasons: There’s watchdog barking, request barking, “spooky” barking, and boredom barking....Read More
This shepherd mix is more interested in playing with his ball than going back in his crate.
A common scenario at shelters everywhere: You’ve taken a dog out of his run for a bit and now it’s time for him to go back in....Read More
Two shelter dogs receiving dog socialization training
Dogs are naturally social animals, but that doesn’t mean they all have the necessary social skills to meet each other politely....Read More
Little dog with separation anxiety
What is separation anxiety in dogs? It is anxiety that manifests itself as visible stress within 30 minutes of the departure of the dog’s person....Read More