Dogs : Basic Training & Socialization

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
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
If you have a dog and a new one will be entering or visiting your home, there are things you can do to ensure that the meeting goes off without a hitch....Read More
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
Why this is useful for your dog to know: Like a bike helmet, a muzzle is a piece of safety equipment....Read More
The behavior consultants at Best Friends have found that animal training built on a trusting relationship is the most kind — and also the most effective — method of trainin...Read More
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
“Stay” is a lifesaving dog training command. When can “stay” save your dog’s life?...Read More
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
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