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By Eric Gillaspy CPDT-KA   I love to teach dogs tricks. It’s fun, no pressure, and it can really improve confidence in the owner and the dog. Teaching a trick follows the same formula that you will follow to teach your dog any new behavior. One of my very favorite …

Getting the most out of basic commands is important. Check out 15 uses for the “coming when called” dog command.

Not sure why to teach your dog to walk without pulling? Check out these 15 uses for loose leash walking.

Training your dog and teaching him tricks is important. Learn 20 reasons and uses for dog tricks here.

Getting the most out of basic commands is important. Check out 25 uses for the “down” dog command.

Sitting is useful for more than just teaching your dog how to earn treats. Check out 25 uses for the “sit” command.

Getting the most out of basic commands is important. Check out 25 uses for the “wait and stay” dog command.

Thinkstock The “come” cue – also known as recall – is one of the most important commands to teach your dog, both for her safety and your peace of mind. Because you understand this better than your pup does, few things are more frustrating than when she won’t come when …

Litter box odor can be the toughest part of living with a cat. Read our six tips to help control litter box odor in your home.

Drew Webster, CPDT-KA   When bringing any new animal into your home, think about your new role as a pet parent and acknowledge that it is your responsibility to teach your dog what your expectations for the home are. It is not his responsibility to know the rules in your …