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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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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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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7 Best Dog Training Apps For iPhone & Android

Do you want to train your dog anywhere, anytime? For a fraction of the cost of hiring a professional trainer, mobile dog training apps can give you a ton of training help — and some even provide virtual assistance from professional dog trainers. We’ve found the best dog training apps to help you choose what’s ideal for you and your pup’s needs.

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How To Get Started In Dog Agility Training (Equipment, Courses & More)

Observing a dog agility competition can be mesmerizing. Seeing the dogs maneuver through each obstacle with precision is like watching a well-rehearsed dance. But it’s not just the dog working hard. The handler is responsible for helping the dog navigate the course and communicate what order to do the obstacles in. It takes teamwork and witnessing a successful run can give others the itch to join in. It doesn’t matter what breed or mix your dog is. What matters is the closeness and bond that is often a result of the exciting sport.

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Best Training Treats For Dogs: Which Treat Should You Use?

Picking a treat to give your dog while training can be tricky. You don’t want to give her a treat filled with calories. Especially since you’ll be giving her many at a time. You also want one that is all natural, without any artificial flavors or colors. That’s why it’s so important to read the labels of every food related item you purchase, whether it’s for you or your pet. Our rule is, if you can’t pronounce the ingredient you shouldn’t buy it! Below are some of the treats we’ve reviewed for this article…

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How To Train A Dog Without Treats Effectively

Looking for an alternative to treat training? Our foolproof dog training without treats method will help you develop another way to foster a healthy relationship with your dog. We’ll teach you how to effectively train your dog to sit, stay, lay down, leave it and come without the use of a single snack.

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4 Tips For Crate Training Dogs, Made Easy

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, dog crates provide a special doggie den in your home while saving your best sofa from a hairy existence. The ability to spend a bit of time in a crate or behind a gate should be a skill every dog should have, just like Sit or Stay, so he can hang out stress-free at the groomer’s, veterinarian’s office, or while traveling. The old rusting metal variety you banished to the garage has gone way upscale with sleek wood and wicker models designed to fit into our living areas, right where the dog wants to be. Try these tips to get your dog to hop in without a fuss…

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Dog Obedience Tips: Patience Is Key

One of the most frustrating aspects of bringing a new dog home is teaching obedience. Obedience training can include a wide variety of skills including housebreaking, not biting, listening and responding to your commands, and more. While the variety of commands you may desire to teach may differ, teaching obedience will ensure a well-behaved dog who understands basic commands and what is expected from it. Using these dog obedience tips will help get your relationship with your pup off on the right paw…

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Dog Trainers: How To Find The Right One

With no real governing body to guide you, how do you pick the right trainer for your needs? We’ve put together a list of things to consider when finding the best dog trainers in your local area or online…

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