Dogs : Basic Training & Socialization

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
A shy tabby cat
“Shy” is a word that many people use to describe dogs and cats who are fearful....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
Dog with chewing issues. Sometimes people have to look beyond the animal helpline to get assistance with their pet.
If you have tried to change your pet's problem behavior on your own and have been unsuccessful, consider getting some professional help....Read More
Dog wearing a muzzle at the vet
Why this is useful for your dog to know: Like a bike helmet, a muzzle is a piece of safety equipment....Read More
Dog in a training class learning to look at his owner
Why this is useful for your dog to know: Some dogs go ballistic (barking, lunging and generally freaking out) on leash when they see something exciting or ...Read More
Person standing with a leashed black dog with graying face
Does your dog react to other dogs when he or she is on leash?...Read More