Training

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How Can I Keep My Dog Outside Without a Fence?

Many dog owners wonder whether it's possible to keep a dog outside without a fence. The fact is that keeping a dog free to romp comes with many potential dangers. In some places, it's even illegal. Learn what options you have to keep your dog contained.

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German Shepherd Service Dogs

German Shepherds make for excellent service dogs. They have mental and physical abilities to help people with all kinds of tasks and provide emotional support.

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7 Puppy Training Essentials

This article discusses seven key principles every puppy owner needs to be aware of in order to obtain maximum benefit from the pet training process.

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10 Impulse Control Games for Dogs

Impulse control games should be fun and pressure-free activities for dogs and their owners. A gradual, lighthearted approach is important to ensure your dog doesn't get frustrated in the process and that you don't feel pressured in attaining quick results.

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Remote Training Collar

A remote training collar is a great tool when used correctly. Here are some tips on how to use it to effectively train your dog.

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Australian Cattle Dog: Tips, Tricks and Training Advice for Raising Your Crazy Heeler Into a Good Boy

I wrote an article about my ACD about 6 years ago. Since that article, I have received countless emails, questions and requests for updates over the years so I wanted to answer some of those publicly and also give an update on Yusuke. (Original article linked at the bottom of the page).

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How to Pick up and Hold a Small Dog or Puppy Correctly

Knowing how to pick up a small dog or puppy correctly is important considering that you may need to reach down for your companion on several occasions. Make sure to keep the process fun and rewarding and involve your dog in the learning process too!

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Why Are Small Dogs Harder to Potty Train?

Are small dogs really harder to potty train or is it just a matter of training them the right way? Is a smaller bladder really the main reason why smaller dogs seem to have accidents in the home more often? Let's take a closer look at whether small dogs are really harder to potty train.

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Indoor Activities for Your Dog

Dogs like to get in trouble when they're stuck indoors. Here are some ways to keep your home (and your sanity) intact on those rainy days.

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How to Effectively Develop Your Puppy's Behaviour Through Training

In this article, we examine how to positively impact your puppy's behaviour through training and how to curb negative qualities and undesirable habits.

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How to Train Your Puppy to Accept a Collar and Leash

This article explains how you can train your puppy to become used to a collar and leash and how you can positively impact its development.

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How to Train a Dog to Bark on Command or "Speak"

Learning how to train a dog to bark on command can come in handy. It's a cute trick that will impress family and friends and can serve as a starting point to better control your dog's barking.

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How to Socialize and Train Your Puppy for Beginners

In this article, we will examine the process of socializing your puppy and developing its associative skills.

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The Best Training Method for Dogs According to Research

Searching for the best training method for dogs is not an easy task, considering the many options and the number of trainers promising quick results. A recent study has finally confirmed the best training methods for dogs. Interestingly, these methods prioritize welfare above all else.

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Crate Training Your Puppy: A Quick Guide

If you are looking for the proper way to crate train your puppy, this article includes some effective steps that you can start applying today.

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Simple Rules for Training a Puppy

In this article, we will look into some simple puppy training steps that you can take in order to ensure your pet is well-equipped and can look forward to a viable and enjoyable future.

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Tips for Training a Herd Dog

How do you train a dog to herd when you do not have another dog for it to learn from? This is a question I struggled with after I got a new puppy specifically to help herd our goats. While I trained her, I picked up a few strategies that worked well to hone her natural herding instincts.

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How to Train a Dog That Is Not Food Motivated

Training a dog that is not food motivated can be a challenge for many dog owners. A vet visit is always in order if your dog has little interest in food, but some dogs are simply picky. Take the time to find the right treats or try a new training technique if your dog is not motivated by food.

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Dog Won’t Come When Called? Teach This One Effective Trick

There is one single best way to get your dog to immediately come when called. This ingenious trick has worked for me every single time! It's so simple to teach your dog, you’ll wonder why you never thought of it before.

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Will Dog Pee Kill Grass and Plants?

Yes. It is entirely possible that your brown-spotted lawn is caused by your dog’s urine. As for the why, that will take a bit longer to explain. Let's discuss why dog pee is lethal for most plants and what you can do to stop, treat, and prevent damage from happening.

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German Shepherd Schutzhund Training Benefits

"Schutzhund" is a very intensive form of dog training that many people associate with police dogs. However, it’s not just police dogs that can benefit from this training practice. Anyone who owns a German Shepherd could experience immense benefits by having their dog learn these skills.

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How to Train a Deaf Dog Recall or to Come When Called

Training a deaf dog to come when called is fundamental. Learn about effective methods and strategies to train a deaf dog "recall" along with important management solutions to protect your deaf dog from any lurking dangers.

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Clicker Training for German Shepherd Dogs

Do you want to obedience train your German Shepherd? Have you tried clicker training dogs? Let's have a look at this effective and dog-friendly practice.

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How to Start German Shepherd Obedience Training

German Shepherds are very active and bright dogs. They need a handler that likes to train and play with them. Let's look at obedience training for German Shepherd dogs.

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Why Positive Reinforcement Is More Effective for Training

There are many articles online that express different ideas on how to properly train your dog (or any other animal!), but I'm here to tell you why positive reinforcement is the only way to go!

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What Are Service Dogs? Breeds and Duties of These Fantastic Dogs

Services dogs have different types of training depending on the needs of an individual. There are dogs that can detect cancer due to their sense of smell, dogs for veterans that have PTSD or traumatic injuries (through non-profit agencies), and dogs that are used by the police and in the military.

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How to Potty Train a Beagle Puppy

Many dog owners wonder how to potty train a beagle puppy, considering that beagle puppies have a reputation for being difficult to potty train. By better understanding beagle puppies, it is possible to overcome several potty training difficulties and help these pups succeed.

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How to Organize a Puppy Socialization Party

If you got a new puppy, then time is ticking on the puppy socialization clock. Make sure you do not miss out during this critical window of opportunity. Learn how to organize and host a puppy socialization party.

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How to Teach a German Shepherd Not to Bark

Does your dog bark a lot or at inappropriate times? Let's look at the causes of barking. German Shepherds are protective, but sometimes too much is too much.

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How to Housebreak a German Shepherd Puppy

Nothing can be as frustrating as coming home and having to clean the floors. You'll want your German Shepherd to be housebroken asap. Here we provide an easy and peaceful guide to housebreaking your German Shepherd.

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How to Train a Dog to Use a Ramp

A time may come when you may need to train your dog to use a ramp. Whether it's to get your old dog to climb up into a car or an SUV, training your old dog to use a ramp will require that you take baby steps and use lots of positive reinforcement.

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How to Potty Train Your Puppy If You Work All Day

Learning how to potty train your puppy if you work all day requires knowing how long puppies can hold it. If you won't be able to take your puppy out as often as needed, potty training may also take a little bit longer. There are different options for busy pup owners.

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How to Train Your Dog to Wear a Muzzle

Training your dog to wear a muzzle is important no matter how friendly and nice they are. Any dog that is painful or nervous can bite. Dogs can also be anxious at the vet's office due to scary procedures and the presence of other fearful dogs. Here's a guide to positive muzzle training for dogs.

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Breed-Specific Dog Training for Malamutes

All dogs need training, but it is especially important to train any dog with its particular breed in mind. Every dog breed has strengths and weaknesses when it comes to training. This article focuses on the art of training an Alaskan Malamute or other Northern breeds.

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Paper Training Your Puppy to Pee on Newspaper

There are some pros and cons to paper training your puppy to pee on newspaper. It's important to evaluate them to determine whether paper training is the right method for you.

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How to Train a German Shepherd to Stay

Teaching a German Shepherd to "stay" can be very handy. Many dogs find staying where they are more difficult than commands like "sit" or "lie down."

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How to Train a German Shepherd to Sit

Teaching a German Shepherd to sit is very important. Often, you'll want a well-behaved dog when going outside, but you'll also want an obedient dog in your home that enjoys training with you.

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Dog Facts: The Amazing Powers of Working Dogs

This article explains the history and biology of working dogs, and shows why they have the remarkable powers of strength and stamina which have made them so important to humans over the millennia.

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Help! My Dog Only Listens to Me When I Have Treats

Help! My dog only listens to me when I have treats! In most cases, the inappropriate use of treats is what leads to problems. No worries, there are several solutions to prevent your dog from developing an over-dependence on treats.

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What Is the Biggest Benefit to Choosing Positive Dog Training?

Here's a look at the power of positive reinforcement in dog training. Why go positive? Find out what positives positive training offers.

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How to Become a Dog Trainer: From Certification to Apprenticeship

Becoming a dog trainer is a very exciting and fun for those who absolutely adore dogs. Here are a number of steps to take to transform the skill of training from just a pastime with your own canine to a full-time occupation.

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How to Get a Puppy Dog to Stop Biting

Puppy dog training is the perfect time to start the process of teaching bite inhibition. As with any other behavior problem, prevention is key. Here is how to get a puppy dog to stop biting.

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How to Train a German Shepherd to Lie Down

Teaching your dog the basic commands such as "lie down" is an excellent way to train appropriate behavior and encourage bonding. Find out what steps to take to train your German Shepherd to lie down on command.

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Mastering Dog Training Hand Signals

Combining dog training hand signals with normal training can emphasize commands and make your dog more compliant. Instead of relying on verbal commands, which can fluctuate in tone, hand signals show a more rigid request. This article covers what you need to learn about hand signal training.

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Freedom Through Off-Leash Dog Training

Off-leash dog training will give you (and your dog) the right to fully enjoy the benefits of freedom. Just make sure you understand the basics before you start.

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How to Stop Dog Aggression With Training

The human-animal bond can easily be damaged by the onset of dog aggression. Here are several techniques to help resolve this problem.

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How to Train Your Dog to Walk Without a Leash in 3 Easy Steps

Here's how to train your dog to walk without having to use a leash with step-by-step instructions for building trust and training in a safe way.

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How to Stop a Dog From Chasing Cars

Stopping a dog from chasing cars, bicycles, and the like can be quite a challenge, especially when the dog has been performing this behavior for a while. There several options available to stop it.

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How to Get a Dog Used to a Crying Baby

Getting a dog used to a crying baby is something that is best done before the baby has arrived home. If you missed out, remedial exposure may help out.

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How to Train Your Dog to Go to His Mat

Learning how to train your dog to go to his mat can be helpful in many different scenarios and situations. Here is some information on how to train your dog to go to his mat.