Man with his longhair gray tabby cat foster
What’s a pet foster parent? By being a pet foster parent, you provide a temporary home for an animal prior to adoption....Read More
Well-behaved dog walking on a leash with person's legs showing
If you want a well-trained, well-socialized, well-behaved dog, you must interact consistently and practice skills to build a foundation of trust and a healthy relationship....Read More
Woman using positive reinforcement to train a shelter dog
Tara’s Run is a facility for training shelter dogs at Best Friends that contains real-life equipment to help dogs become familiar with structures they’ll encounter in a hom...Read More
a dog in public being walked on leash on a sidewalk
Our dogs are members of the family, so most of us enjoy taking them out in public — whether it’s for a ...Read More
Dogs at the shelter are taught to wait while a door or gate is being opened. This skill makes them more adoptable.
Why this cue is useful for your dog to know: This training plan will teach your dog not to bolt out of a door when it’s opened....Read More
Dog who has a tendency to guard his resources is learning self-control by sitting.
Why this cue is useful for your dog to know: Guarding resources (food, toys, locations, etc.) is a common and natural behavior in many dogs....Read More
Frenchie dog who knows the command "off"
Why this cue is useful for your dog to know: You can teach “off” to get your dog to move when you want his spot on the couch....Read More
Dog who has been taught to go to his place, and is waiting patiently in his spot.
Why this cue is useful for your dog to know: Teaching a dog to go to a specific place can be helpful at those times when you need your dog to settle down o...Read More
Teaching your dog to come is important, for instance, during times when you are hiking in remote areas as shown in this picture.
Why this cue is useful for your dog to know: Recall (getting your dog to come when called) is the most important behavior you can teach your dog....Read More
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