fbpx

Dog Training

the basics

stop your dog from getting bored​

Being bored stinks. Learn how to keep your dog mentally engaged while you’re busy.

stop your dog from crying in the crate

Play your dog a sad song on the tinniest violin. Teach them how to chill in the crate.

training your pup to use potty pads

peeing

Need to teach your pup how to use potty pads? Start here to save your floors!

teach your dog to come when called

This skill is a must-learn for safety. Teach your dog to come when you beckon!

20 best dog training books

books

See our list of the twenty best dog training books, for beginner to advanced owners.

best free dog training videos

videos

We’ve compiled a list of the best free (and paid) dog training videos on the web – check ’em out!

teach your dog to smile big!

Get your dog to grin for the perfect pup-stagram!

best games to play with your dog

These games aren’t just fun for you and Fido – they’re great for bonding too!

teach your dog to say “I love you”

dog love

You already know your dog loves you. Now get him to tell the world!

teach your dog to sing loud & proud!

Learn how to get your dog to sing his little furry heart out!

teach your dog to like water

water icon

Got a dog that’s terrified of H20? Cure the water paranoia!

your buddy’s best behavior

best dog training treats

treats

For best training results, you need high value treats! Check out some of the best here.

how to prevent resource guarding

dog food icon

Does your dog get possessive around treats and toys? Learn how to work through this dangerous behavior.

best anti-chew sprays

spray icon

Does Fido have a taste for suede sofas? Learn how to put a stop to furniture-chomping with these smelly sprays!

how to deal with a fetch-obsessed dog

tennis icon

Getting sick of throwing ball after ball? Learn how to handle fetch fanatics here!

how to calm a hyper dog

jumping

Is your dog full-octane 24/7? Learn how to help your pooch chill out.

for the hoomans

how to break up a dog fight

angry dog

Did Fido get into a scuffle? Learn how to handle a dog fight (in a nutshell – DON’T use your hands…ever).

15 dog stress signals & how to handle them

dog face

Dogs are all about body language – learn what your dog’s tail twitches and panting really means!

dog park etiquette 101

It’s your first trip to the dog park – here’s what you need to know about doggy manners to have a good time!

how to greet a new dog

dog pat icon

Learn how – and how not – to greet a strange dog. Humans to to learn canine manners!

dog adoption 101

dog adoption guide part 1: what do you need in a dog?

checklist

In part 1 of our guide, we’ll consider what factors you want in a dog and offer a free checklist for evaluating canine candidates.

dog adoption guide part 2: the first 24 hours

house

In part 2 of our guide we discuss bringing your new dog home and what to expect during your first full day together!

dog adoption guide part 3: the first week & beyond

dog adoption
breeder checklist

how to find a good breeder: 14 factors

There are many more bad breeders than good ones out there. Learn how to identify the reliable ones.

advanced owners

could your dog be a truffle hunter?

smelling dog

Truffle hunting can be a lucrative hobby for dogs with the nose for it.

canicross 101 guide

running

Canicross is a rewarding sport where both owner and dog work together to cross the finish line – learn all about it!

how to pass the canine good citizen test

award-icon

Looking for a challenge? Why not attempt to become Canine Good Citizen (CGC)? Learn all about it here!

clicker training for dogs

click-icon

Clicker training can be a great tool for teaching your dog more advanced tricks and behaviors. See how it’s done.

dog iq test: how smart is your pup?

lightbulb

Use these dog IQ tests to see how smart your pup is (don’t worry, we’ll love him even if he’s no Einstein).

best dog head halters & how to use them

head harness icon

Dogs are all about body language – learn what your dog’s tail twitches and panting really means!

dog collars vs harnesses: which are best for training?

harness

Learn how to choose between a collar or harness – and which are best for your training sessions.

the power of hand feeding: should i ditch the dog bowl?

dog bone

Learn how – and how not – to greet a strange dog. Humans to to learn canine manners!

Learn how – and how not – to greet a strange dog. Humans to to learn canine manners!