I know how challenging raising two dogs together can be — especially when one is jealous or aggressive. It’s downright scary at times! See how we dealt with many long months of sibling rivalry of the worst kind in our home, what dog jealousy and aggression look like (photos and videos), and how I managed to stop dog on dog jealousy with my dogs.
Dog Tricks & Training
There are at least 101 cool dog tricks here that you can teach your dog -- plus 5 basic dog commands that every dog should know. Teach your dog the 5 basic commands first. Then, move onto the advanced dog tricks -- we've taught our own dogs every one of these! You'll also find insanely helpful dog training tips to help you put an end to frustrating dog behavior issues. Not sure where to begin? Start here --> Dog Tricks & Training Tips 101.
How many of the following tricks can your dog do? Does your dog perform any cool tricks that aren’t on this list? I honestly can’t imagine many more dog tricks that could possibly have been left of this list! These are the best dog tricks… ever!
Wondering what the best long lasting dog chews are? Me too! So I did a big ‘ol experiment with my dogs to find the differences between all of the most popular dog chews. Antler dog chews rank way up there. So do real bones from the butcher… and cow hooves! See the entire list of 12 best dog chews that last the longest.
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.
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!
The usual simple steps to crate training are practical and helpful — but they overlook the day-to-day troubles that you’re likely to face in the process of crate training a dog. Here are some important things I’ve learned about crate training dogs. I did it differently with my first dog (a Labrador) than I did with my second dog (a French Bulldog). See the 10 mistakes I’ve done when crate training dogs — and how to avoid making those same mistakes.
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.
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!
Suddenly our dog refused to walk down stairs in our home. They are solid wood, not carpeted. Before this, he went up & down the steps fine. My DIY solution.
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.
Tough dog toys!… A list of the best solid rubber dog toys, the most durable squeaky dog toys, the best plush dog toys for aggressive chewers, the most indestructible flying discs, and the best hard plastic dog toys for serious chewers.
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.
Just like humans, dogs do dream. They have REM sleep as well as slow wave sleep. A dog behaves differently during those 2 phases of dog sleep. The most active dog dreams — and dog snoring — typically occur during REM sleep.
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.
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.
Shaping is a popular method of dog training that works well. Clicker training is one form of shaping, but a clicker is not required in order to use the shaping dog training technique.