See how we survived the whole crate-training ordeal with Destin. At first, we didn’t succeed. But we stuck with it, and it eventually worked out. All it took was a couple weeks of us and our dog being a little more ‘on edge’ than usual. But we all got through it in the end, and we are SO glad that both of our dogs are now kennel trained! Here’s what worked for us…
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.
We use ‘Tell me’ whenever we want our dog to get our attention about something. This is helpful when getting your dog used to the idea that he must ‘tell you’ when he needs to go outside, when there’s a stranger nearby, when he’s hungry, when the water bowl is empty, when the mail has arrived, etc.
Stay is one of the most important commands you will ever teach your dog. Here’s how to teach your dog to stay.
Want to teach your dog how to balance a treat on his nose? Here’s how to do the ‘treat on the nose’ trick — step by step.
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…
My dog just turned a year old and he’s STILL not lifting his leg to pee. Yep, he squats like girl!… Now what’s with that???
Maybe your dog needs to get a bit more exercise these days, but he doesn’t really enjoy playing with toys… Maybe you’re trying to get your dog ‘ready’ for agility training… Maybe you just want to find a new way to interact with your dog by incorporating something FUN into his daily routine… Whatever your motivation, here’s how to get your dog interested in a brand new toy — to the extent that he will do almost anything to be able to play with that toy.
In this video, you learn how to use a clicker to train your dog to take a bow.
What do you do when your dog loves to play with a ball, but he won’t give the ball up in a game of catch? Here’s a quick trick… Works every time!
We are considering installing an invisible fence at our new home, so I’ve been researching the many options when it comes to hidden fences. Here are some things I’ve learned about invisible fences, in general.
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…
This is a trick for dogs with quick reflexes… In this video, the Miniature Pinscher balances a dog treat on his nose and then he catches it in his mouth.
We taught our dogs to ‘shake’ their fur on command. This is great whenever they’re wet after a bath or a walk in the rain, or after a doggie roll on the ground where his fur has collected bits of everything that was in the grass. Here’s how we taught our dogs to ‘shake’…
In addition to your standard pet tricks like sit, lie down, come, stay, catch, and roll over, we’ve managed to teach our dogs some more unusual ‘tricks’…
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!…
The Dog Whisperer, Cesar Millan, is looking for canine candidates for this season’s ‘Dog Whisperer’ show which airs on the National Geographic Channel. Dogs — and their owners — who are in need of serious help. If you live in New York City, Atlanta, Dallas, Omaha, Cleveland, or Chicago, you can apply to be on the show! Here are the details.
This remote control paw activates the Pet Chime wireless doorbell for dogs. Dogs can be taught to press the paw-shaped transmitter to signal whenever they want to go outside or come inside. Simply place a Paw near the door — indoors or outdoors — or on the floor. When mounted at dog’s-eye-level, your dog can press the Paw with its nose or its paw to activate the Pet Chime doorbell.
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…
Here’s Golda the Golden Retriever dog illustrating the trick: Play Dead.
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…
Is your dog notorious for unspooling the toilet paper from its roll in the bathroom? I just discovered a quick trick which prevents your pet from playing with the toilet paper roll in the future! You’ll find yourself asking, ‘Now why didn’t I think of that?!’
Sometimes you need a way to temporarily separate two or more dogs inside your home. Other times, you may just need to keep one dog out of a particular room or prevent him from going up or down stairs for awhile. If you’d like to give your dogs some freedom, yet restrict where they can roam in your house, the Evenflo baby gate might be the answer.