Training

Dog training is one of the most important aspects of canine care. Our experts help you train your canine so that you understand each other better and they learn to behave in ways that will keep them safe and happy.

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How To Teach Your Dog Obedience Commands

You just brought home a new dog and are not sure where to start. Sure you need to make sure you have the right food, a collar with ID tag and leash along with a comfy place to sleep but you will also need to teach it how to behave in your home and around others. Sit, stay, down, release — these are all important obedience commands that you will need to communicate with your dog properly, so we think it is essential to explain how to train these desired behaviors…

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Dog Training Advice: Get Help Turning A Disobedient Dog Into An Obedient One

Suppose you just adopted a dog, but her behavior isn’t quite up to par with where you’d like it to be. Maybe she needs help with crate training, or perhaps she’s struggling with basic commands. But how do you train a dog? Whatever the issues, we’ve got some training tips for you. Our experts have written about dog training extensively and have personal experience with various training methods. Dog training isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach, and some dogs need help learning how to do or not do a specific task. Below are some options to consider for training your dog.

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How To Teach A Dog To Sit, Sit And Stay & More

“Sit” is one of the most important skills for dogs to learn. Teaching your pup to sit helps control your dog’s behavior in many different situations, like jumping up on people or running around in public places. “Sit” is also when your dog begins to learn what’s expected of her, and it gives your furry friend a foundation you can build upon when you’re training other skills. Fortunately, for most dogs, “sit” is one of the easiest comands to master. Follow our step-by-step guide to get your pup sitting in no time.

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Brain Games For Dogs: How To Keep Your Pup Mentally Stimulated (And Behaved)

Many dogs were bred for certain jobs, like retrieving, tracking, herding, and guarding. These various instincts have become innate, but today many dogs aren’t satisfying these instincts in their daily lives so they become bored. And bored dogs can exhibit bad or even destructive behavior. Does this sound like your furry friend? If so, we’ll give you some ideas to keep your pup mentally stimulated and happy…

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How To Teach Your Dog To Fetch: A Step-By-Step Guide

While some dogs, especially retrievers, may instinctively play fetch with little or no training, not all dogs grasp the concept as quickly. But the good news is you can teach almost any dog to fetch. While it can take some time and patience for some dogs to catch on, fetch is one of the best games you and your pup can play together. We’ll give you a step-by-step tutorial on how to teach your dog to fetch, tips if you hit roadblocks, and much more.

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Best Dog Training Whistle For Barking, Recall & More

If you’re contemplating using a dog whistle to train your pup, we’re here to help. We give you some guidance on when and how to use a dog whistle effectively, tips on how to whistle train your pup, as well as our top picks for the best dog training whistles.

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Leash Training A Puppy And Older Dogs: Steps & Tips To Reduce Pulling

Are you wondering how to leash train your new puppy? Or perhaps you have an older rescue dog you need to train to walk on a leash. In either case, proper leash walking is an important skill to teach your pup at any age. We’ll give you step-by-step tips on how to leash train a puppy or adult dog, recommendations for the best collars and leashes, and other advice to make the process go as smoothly as possible.

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Clicker Training For Dogs: How And Why It Works, Plus Best Clickers

If you’re looking into the best way to train your puppy or adult dog, you’ve likely come across the term “clicker training” and are wondering how it works. A lot of trainers and dog owners say clicker training is an easy and highly successful training method for many dogs. But is clicker training the right choice for you and your pup? We’ll help you decide.

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Best Dog Training Collars: Educator vs Dogtra vs SportDog vs PetSafe vs Pet Resolve vs PetSpy & More

Do your dogs stop obeying you when they’re off-leash outdoors? Want to take them hiking or exploring a remote wilderness but frightened they’ll run too far astray? Avid hikers, explorers, and hunters alike swear by remote dog training collars. These wireless collars allow you to train your dog to obey you when they’re off-leash; giving your pup room to roam — and you peace of mind that your dogs are safely exploring their world.

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Off-Leash Dog Training: How To, Best Breeds & More

Training your dog can be a daunting task. It gets even more complex if you want to off-leash train your pup. But have no fear; we have the information you need to help you decide if this type of training is right for your dog and how to get started.

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Board & Train Or In-Home Training: Which Choice Is Right For Your Dog?

Just picture it: you get a new dog and can’t wait to introduce your new best friend to your friends and family. You have people over to meet your dog, and the dog chooses this time to reveal that they are terrible around strangers. Perhaps they bite your mother-in-law’s ankles, or they decide the middle of your living room is a great place to relieve themselves, over and over.

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