Raising two dogs vs one dog. Should you raise one dog or two dogs? That’s a question I asked myself for years — until I decided to try owning multiple dogs (usually 2, but sometimes 3) at the same time. Because multi-dog household aggression is real! It’s one of the signs of Littermate Syndrome when you’re raising two puppies. I’ve been at this for decades now! Here’s how to introduce 2 dogs. Signs one dog doesn’t like the other. Pros & Cons of having more than one dog. Ways to simplify life when you have multiple dogs. How to get dogs to get along. All my best tips for how to raise two dogs in the house together!
Dog Training Commands
Dog commands are the dog training behaviors that you want your dog to START doing. These are the words and signals that you give your dog in order to get them to do something very specific (like Come, Sit, Stay, Leave it, Lie down). Dog owners share their favorite DIY dog training tips that work best to get your dog to understand what you're asking them to do. These are the most important commands to teach your dog right away!
Is Littermate Syndrome real? YES! Most experts strongly advise against raising sibling puppies — because they may become difficult to handle as they mature due to Littermate Syndrome. What Is Littermate Syndrome? Littermate Syndrome (sometimes called Sibling Puppy Syndrome) refers to issues that are more likely to arise when puppies from the same litter (or […]
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.