Believe it or not, a puppy is never too young to learn basic dog commands. In fact, you can (and should) introduce puppy training the day you bring your new dog into your house. A well-behaved dog is what everyone wants, but not everyone wants to start the dog training early enough. By training your puppy early, she will always know what’s expected of her inside your home.
Dog Tricks & Training
There are at least 101 dog tricks that you can teach your dog. If you're looking for cool dog tricks, you've come to the right place! Our dog tricks list for beginners and list of advanced dog tricks are filled with some of the most unique dog tricks that we've taught our own dogs. You'll also find insanely helpful dog training tips for new dog owners and advice for training problem dogs that have behavior issues. Not sure where to begin? Start here --> Dog Tricks & Training Tips 101.
All puppies nip or bite at your hands, feet, and ankles. See the #1 reason you should not allow this behavior any more, How to stop a puppy from nipping and biting, Why puppies bite, When puppies stop biting, and All about puppy teeth!
Got a new puppy? Then you’ll need the right dog training equipment — like a puppy training collar (or dog harness) and a dog lead — to start teaching your dog how to walk on a leash. Here’s how to choose the best dog training collar and dog training leads for leash walking.
Have you ever dealt with dog aggression issues? I have! We went from 2 dogs to 3 dogs and the middle dog immediately became aggressive toward the new puppy. Here are my tips for adding another dog into your household and how to deal with dog aggression — especially when it’s an older dog playing too rough with a new puppy.
One way to stop dog barking is to teach your dog the ‘quiet’ command. My dog used to bark a lot, until I used these tips to teach him how to be quiet.
I’ve always had dogs. My dogs have never chewed my things. Here’s how to teach your dog what’s his and what’s yours – what he can chew on & what he can’t.
Katz on Dogs is one of the best dog training books. It addresses all of the questions a new dog owner would have – whether it’s your 1st dog or your 5th!
Canine intelligence & dog language: The words and commands from human language that a dog knows. Here are the phrases my dog understands and what they mean.
Tips for training dogs with treats & using treats as rewards. High-value dog training treats vs low-value dog training treats + best puppy training treats.
Here’s the best way to stop your dog from barking when the doorbell rings. See how to desensitize your dog to the doorbell. See how it’s done in this video.
You want to get your dog on some sort of a schedule so he always knows when he’s going to be allowed outside to pee & poop, when he’s going to be fed, and when he’s expected to go to sleep for the night. Setting these types of boundaries and expectations for your dog will make potty training — and other things — so much easier. Here’s how to get your dog to adapt to a daily routine.
Have you been dealing with some bad dog behaviors lately? Is your dog causing you a lot of frustration and heartache? Here’s how to prevent and correct your dog’s bad habits.
Once the basic dog commands have been learned, you may want to teach your dog any number of dog tricks. Here are 5 simple tips for teaching ANY dog ANY trick!
If you think that you will eventually want your dog to be a hunting dog, here are some very basic tips to get started with hunting dog training.
We received this question about dog chewing from a dog owner on our Facebook Page. Since others may be dealing with the same, or a similar, situation I thought I’d share my reply here — along with more details that could be helpful to other dog owners.
Becoming a certified dog trainer begins with some specialized schooling followed by lots of training. Here are some basic tips to get you started if you want to obtain dog training certification.
A dog that barks at the doorbell is especially challenging at Halloween. However, you can look at it as a headache… or as a valuable dog training opportunity! This video shows how to do it.
Here are 10 life-threatening dog behavior myths that many dog owners believe to be true. Better yet, see WHY each of these is detrimental to your dog’s behavior and your own sanity!
Got a new dog? Even just a few dog obedience classes can make a world of difference! Here’s how to find a professional dog trainer in your area, along with an overview of the different dog training methods commonly used.
With the many different methods, types, and styles of dog training, dog training problems can inevitably result — depending on which one you choose and the breed and personality of your dog. Here’s how to find the right dog obedience training method for you and your dog.
To aid us in potty training our dog, we decided to try a dog doorbell. Take it from me, by teaching your dog to ring a bell to let you know when she has to go outside, you will definitely have fewer accidents in the house! Here’s how we used dog bell training with our 2 dogs.
Will your dog only catch, instead of fetching and returning the item to you? Here’s how to get your dog to bring it back to you when you’re doing dog fetch training. These are some of the best dog fetch training tips.
When trying to get your dog to do something, your dog doesn’t really understand what you are talking about. If you tell him what NOT to do, the message he gets is to DO exactly that! Here’s how to understand dog communication and use it to your advantage with your dog.
Do you have a frightened dog only at certain times? If so, should you pet your dog to calm him during storms & other scary situations? The answer is yes, petting your dog, giving him treats, and using other calming behaviors are excellent counter conditioning methods that work!
When walking your dog on a leash, do you keep the leash tight? Most people do. However, once you decide to give loose leash walking a try, I’m confident that you’ll find loose leash walking is MUCH more comfortable — and enjoyable — for both you and your dog!