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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.