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Having issues with a particular behavior or want to teach a dog a new trick. Give your pup an obedience upgrade with a professional’s help.

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Shock Collar For Dogs: 8 Things To Know Including Pros, Cons & How To Train

Whether you have a pup with a penchant for persistent barking or you’d like to train your dog to stay in the yard, you may have considered a shock collar (aka electronic collar, e-collar, or remote training collar). As with any method of behavior modification, there are pros and cons. Ultimately, it’s up to you to choose the method that works best for you and your pup, so we’ve laid out the facts to help you decide.

Father and son walking on trail with Cocker Spaniel dog off leash (Caption: Off-Leash Dog Training)

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.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel with handler jumping over hurdle in agility competition (Caption: How To Get Started In Dog Agility Training)

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.

Puppy chewing on shoelace (caption: How to Stop a Puppy From Chewing)

6 Tips For How To Stop A Puppy From Chewing

Help! My dog chews everything in sight! Is your puppy chewing on everything? You’re not alone! Puppies (like babies) go through a teething process that lasts about six months. This is how your pup learns — by exploring this big world. But how do you stop her from destroying everything in your home? Try some of these tips to learn how to stop a puppy from chewing and keep them safe from ingesting something potentially harmful.

Pet Owner Training Dog Using Whistle (Caption: Beset Dog Whistles)

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.

Puppy in Park on Leash

The Choke Collar: The Right Choice For You?

Choke collars are used in many of the same training situations as pinch collars, for the most part in maintaining composure outside the home and with aggressive dogs. Choke collars can be helpful with larger dogs or dogs with aggressive tendencies; again they should not be used on small or fragile necked breeds….

Pitbull sitting on pier in blue jacket with pinch collar and leash (Caption: Pinch Collars For Dogs)

To Pinch Or Not To Pinch Collar? Pros, Cons & How To Use

Figuring out the best way to train your pup can be challenging. However, some methods are more controversial than others. A pinch collar for dogs, also known as a prong collar, is one method for leash training that elicits a lot of opinions. No matter what you think about pinch collars, people commonly use them to help their pups overcome leash pulling and other issues.

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