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Archive of posts published in the category: Dog Training
Jun
7

5 Essential Skills All Dogs Should Know

While sit and lay down may be the first things you teach your new dog or puppy, there are a few essential skills all dogs should know. These behaviors promote focus, safety and good handling and may also prevent problem behaviors from forming.…

Feb
25

Why Add Play Sessions to Your Dog’s Training?

When you think of group dog training classes, you may think of rigid and strict training structures.  However, as science continues to teach us more about canine behavior and learning processes, we’ve come to realize the importance of play in the training arena. …

May
5

Dog Training: What’s the Difference Between Online and In-Person Methods?

Does your dog need a refresher course on the basics? Perhaps you have a new puppy that you want to start off on the right paw. Online and in-person dog training both have their pros and cons. Learn the differences between both, and…

Apr
1

Confident Dogs: How to Help a Nervous Dog Become One

Is your dog the nervous sort? Perhaps he doesn’t get along well with other dogs, or he cowers and pees when new people come over. Maybe he hides at the vet. Even a nervous dog can become a more confident dog with a…

Feb
27

Training Classes Benefit Adult Dogs, Too!

Most people may think of training classes as something done with only puppies. You teach the basics such as “sit”, “stay”, and “not chewing on the couch”, and are done, right? However, training doesn’t end once your puppy becomes an adult dog. Training…

Aug
8

Common Myths About Clicker Training

Clicker training is an exciting complement to training and a useful tool for instilling good behaviors. It can be used alongside traditional positive reinforcement training methods. It can also be used to help shape or train complicated behaviors by helping guide your dog…

Jul
12

Finding the Right Motivation For Your Dog

Motivation is key to getting your dog to understand what you want. It is also for your dog to enjoy wanting to do it as well. While the most common method of motivating our pets is through treats, motivation can come in many…

Apr
11

Rally-O: For Leash Walking, Focus & Fun!

Looking for a fun new way to train with your dog? Bored of the traditional obedience class where everyone practices sit over and over in a line? If so, Rally-O may be just what you’re looking for. Rally-O is an interesting obedience course…

Mar
19

Three Games to Encourage Good Behavior and Patience

Good behavior is important everywhere you go with your dog. However, the same old training routine can get boring. Games are a great way to improve behavior and responses to commands while adding some variety. They can be a fun way for you…

Mar
3

Puppy Socialization: Important Tips for a Friendly Puppy

What do you think of when you hear of training? Teaching sit and stay? Potty training? You may forget that puppy socialization is another important factor in training. Socialization involves getting your puppy used to a variety of experiences such as people, pets,…