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By Drew Webster, CPDT-KA   Sometimes training your dog can seem down-right daunting. I meet a lot of pet parents who feel that Fido’s behavior is just part of his personality and they have given up on a lot of the goals they had set when he was young. If your dog is an adult or has practiced undesirable behaviors …

Coming when called is probably the most important command your dog will ever have to follow. Find out why and how to teach your dog the command here.

Loud noises can be startling for a dog! Learn how to condition your dog to this fact of life as kindly as possible.

By Eric Gillaspy CPDT-KA   Crates and kennels have a lot of uses in our dog culture. We can use them to house train our dogs, to transport them, and to have a safe place to keep our dogs while we can’t be with them. Teaching our dogs to accept, and even enjoy their crates is a really useful skill …

By Drew Webster, CPDT-KA   Summer is upon us and this means both dogs and owners tend to be more active. From coast to coast our canine companions are being invited to go more places with us. This means our dogs now have to contend with more distractions and new stresses. Is your dog ready to become your constant canine …

When it comes to training dogs, the proper equipment can make all the difference. Find out what dog training tools you’ll need here!

Dogs that are frightened of people may show avoidance behavior when young. This may subsequently develop into fear-related aggression. Learn more about this type of aggression and how to treat it.

By Eric Gillaspy CPDT-KA   Stress can be very common in dogs. There are lots of reasons for a dog to feel stress. They may be over stimulated, under stimulated, fearful, bored, or some of their needs like exercise and activity aren’t being fulfilled. Sometimes, when dogs feel too much stress and don’t have a way to relieve that stress, …

By Eric Gillaspy CPDT-KA   Who would have thought that playing hide and seek with your dog could be a really fun and easy way to teach him to come to you. This is a great technique for families, because you can include almost everyone. The golden rule of teaching your dog to come to you is to make sure …