Dogs : Basic Training & Socialization

These two brindle dogs have been introduced to each other slowly and carefully, and are getting along well.
If you have a dog and a new one will be entering your home, there are things you can do to ensure that the meeting goes off without a hitch....Read More
Woman who is teaching this dog to come
Teaching a dog to come reliably is possible. The best way to do this is to make it a party every time you call her and she comes to you....Read More
Woman teaching a dog to speak (bark)
Why would you want to teach your dog to “speak” (bark)? Well, teaching a dog to bark on cue can actually help control excessive barking....Read More
Person teaching a heeler dog to trade with a bone and some treats
At one time or another, many of us have been involved in an inadvertent game of “keep away” — when our dog snatches something and then refuses to give it up....Read More
Black-and-white dog learning the leave it command
Like “stay,” "leave it” is a cue that may prevent your dog from being injured and may even save his life. “Leave it” should be taught to all dogs and practiced frequently....Read More
Man teaching a dog its name
Teaching name recognition is a great way to start a personal relationship with a dog....Read More
Pit bull terrier type dog receiving a treat from a person's hand
Have you had the following experience with your dog? You’ve trained her to sit on cue, and she does it perfectly every time at home....Read More
This dog and cat have been introduced properly and are getting along very well.
Some dogs do fine living with cats; others simply cannot live safely with felines....Read More
White dog who is sensitive to touch being touched
Is your dog sensitive to touch? Many dogs have sensitive areas where they would rather not be handled....Read More
Woman and Pomeranian, whom she is working on housetraining
When you get a new puppy or dog, you’ll need to show him or her what is acceptable in your home....Read More