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.
Basic Dog Training Tips
Insanely helpful dog training tips -- especially for new dog owners. The sooner you start teaching your dog these basic dog commands, the better! We'll show you how to turn these simple dog training tips into fun games with your dog, so you'll both have a longer, happier life together. Some examples: heel, sit, stay, come, and lie down.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
One of the most important dog commands you can teach your dog is the leave it command. This video demonstrates exactly how to teach your dog to leave it. Once you have mastered the leave command, there are 101 other dog tricks you might want to teach your dog!
If you’ve ever had a loose dog on your hands, then you know how difficult it is to catch a dog on the run — especially a small dog. This video shows how you can actually train your dog to be caught. Really, it works!
The following video shows you step-by-step how to teach your dog to sit. Plus, you can teach your dog the down position the same way. Or, you might want to use the clicker method to teach your dog to sit.
This video gives a couple great tips that should keep your dog from running away from you each time he is off the leash. Plus 101 fun dog tricks you can try!
Looking for a way to train your dog to stay off of the furniture? Here are a few ideas. Plus tips on how to deal with dog fur.
Looking for a way to keep your dog from pulling the leash when you’re on a walk? Here are some tips. Plus why you should always maintain eye contact when you’re communicating with your dog.
There are a few issues that may arise if you bring home more than one puppy at the same time. Plus, here are some tips for finding a playmate for your current dog.
A well-socialized dog will be much more relaxed in the world and less likely to have unwanted behaviors. Socializing your dog — as a puppy — is definitely a win-win for both you and your dog!
The Gentle Leader head collar definitely transformed how both of our dogs walk on a leash with us. This was clear from the very first day we used it! Here’s how it went for us…
Stay is one of the most important commands you will ever teach your dog. Here’s how to teach your dog to stay.
Who is really the boss in your home… You, or your dog? If you’ve got more than one dog, which one is the top dog? You need to know this…
This video shows the process you go through to get your dog used to the clicker.
Here’s how to set things up so your dog will succeed. Why?… Because when a dog fails at something, he’s less likely to want to try it again. And when learning a new trick or behavior, no dog succeeds every time — especially in the beginning. So it’s up to you to make sure your dog succeeds from the very start. Here’s how…
My dogs were as confused by ‘Heel’ as I was. I certainly wasn’t teaching them very well. Here’s how I incorporated some things from Loose Leash Walking and added my own modifications to get my dogs to understand the concept of ‘Heel’. Finally… dog walks are enjoyable again!
With eye contact, all things are possible! Once you’ve trained your dog to stare at you adoringly whenever you call his name, then ALL forms of training will become much easier. Here’s how I taught my dogs to look at me on command…
Want to teach your dog to lay down? Learn the steps necessary to train your dog to lie down on command.
Somehow, we were fortunate to be able to convince our 3-year-old dog to start using a crate — out of the blue. Here’s how we did it…