Dog Training & Socialization
- Basic Commands (26)
- Clicker Training (4)
- Dog Behavior Problems (31)
- Dog Training Supplies (4)
- Housebreaking (4)
- Specialized Dog Training (15)
- Understanding Dog Behavior (12)
Dog Training 101 - Essential Steps to Train your Dog
Learn how to train your dog the right way with these step by step instructions. Find out how to housebreak your dog or puppy, teach basic dog commands and fun dog tricks, socialize your dog or puppy, conquer behavior problems and much more.
Six Weeks to a Well-Trained Dog
Well-behaved dogs are a joy to share your life with. But it can be difficult to figure out exactly how to train a dog. Follow this dog training program for six weeks, and you're sure to see improvements in the dog's behavior.
Start a Dog Obedience and Training Program
Find out what you need to begin a dog obedience and training program, from supplies to techniques.
Benefits of Using Positive Reinforcement to Train Your Dog
Positive reinforcement dog training means rewarding your dog for good behavior. There are a number of benefits to using positive reinforcement methods to train your dog.
Using Positive Reinforcement to Reward a Dog - Types of Rewards Used for...
What are the best ways to reward a dog? Positive reinforcement dog training involves rewarding a dog for good behavior. Most of us think of treats when it comes to rewarding our dogs. Learn about all the things your dog finds rewarding.
Using Treats for Dog Training
Many trainers recommend using dog treats to train a dog. Treats can be used to lure dogs or to reward dogs. Find out more about using treats for dog training.
Tips for Dog Training Sessions
Dog training sessions are short periods each day that you devote to training a dog. Learn how to use dog training sessions to start working on basic dog obedience commands.
How to Train a Dog to Accept Handling
Learn how to train a dog to be comfortable during visits to the groomer or veterinarian. All dogs need regular grooming and vet exams. It's important to make sure your dog is as comfortable as possible during these times.
Dog Training and Routines
Dogs thrive when they have a predictable routine. Having a schedule can also improve your dog's behavior. Lesarn tips for creating a routine that can help improve a dog's behavior.
Proofing is the last step in training your dog to do any new behavior. Learn how to proof behaviors so your dog will be as obedient at the park or a friend's house is he is in your own living room.
Six Ways to Bust Your Dog's Boredom
Boredom can lead your dog to engage in a number of destructive behaviors. Find tips on preventing your dog's boredom, and curbing destructive behavior.
Teach Your Dog Self-Control
Nothing in Life is Free. Teaching your dog self-control can curb a number of problem behaviors. It can also help you to establish your leadership, and teach your dog to be more confident.
How to Choose a Dog Trainer
It can be confusing to try to find a good dog trainer. Learn some tips for making your search for a dog trainer much easier.
How to Become a Dog Trainer
Dog training can be a hobby you do in your spare time or a full-time career. Find out how you can learn to be a dog trainer.
How to Crate Train Your Dog or Puppy
Crate training is an important part of training your puppy. Learn how to crate train your dog or puppy. Crate training makes house training your dog or puppy easy.
How to Introduce a Dog to the Leash
Puppies and sometimes even adult dogs may need to get used to a leash before heading out for a walk. Learn how to introduce a dog or puppy to the leash.
Leash Training for Dogs
Learn to train your dog or puppy to walk on leash. A loose leash walk teaches your dog not to pull or lunge when on leash.
How to Teach Your Dog an Emergency Recall
An emergency recall could save your dog's life. Train your dog to come when called in emergency situations.
Dog Training on a Budget
Dog training doesn't have to cost a ton of money. Find out the best tips for training a dog on a budget.
How to Train a Dog Using Games
Dogs work harder if you offer them a reward. But rewards don't always have to mean dog treats. Find out how you can use dog games to reinforce a dog's good behavior.
Dog Training Using Aversives
An aversive is anything a dog finds distateful or uncomfortable, from leash corrections to loud noises. Aversives are used to stop a dog from performing unwanted behaviors. Learn about the use of aversives and the problems with using them in dog training.
Socialization means training your puppy to accept new people, animals, and places. Socializing your puppy will make him a happier, more well-behaved dog. It prevents behavior problems from developing.
Dogs on the Furniture - Do You Let Your Dog on the Bed or Couch?
Should you let your dog sleep in the bed with you? What about snuggle-time on the couch? The answer to this question depends on who you ask. Some believe that allowing dogs on the furniture can make them think they are in charge of the whole family. Others see no problem with sharing furniture with the family dog and consider it bonding.