Training & Behavior

Give nature and nuture a boost; fetch tips, tricks and insights from the pros. The payoff is a better relationship.

 

Playing Tug With Dogs Is a Good Thing
Basics of the tug game and how to troubleshoot common problems
keep dog out of garden
Tips for protecting your garden from your dog.
dog ghost walking
Trance-like Syndrome: Why dogs do it and what it means
choose language used for dogs
6 ways the language we use to discuss our dogs matters
do dogs understand our speech
Researchers look at what goes on when we talk to our dogs.
Why Do Dogs Chase Garbage Trucks?
Why do some dogs seem to lose their minds when a truck goes by?
pointing and puppies
Are dogs born knowing how to interpret our gestures? Research explores links between genetics and dogs’ ability to learn.
leash solution for dogs that pull - belaying
This rock-climbing technique can take your dog-walking skills to the next level.
The Best Dogs for Kids
Choose the right dog for your children by keeping these points in mind.
give dog choices
The importance of allowing dogs the freedom to decide, even in small ways.
long distance dog training
Why you should train your dog to respond to you from afar.
training a “stubborn” dog
Don’t blame the dog—instead, figure out how to help her succeed.
Positive dog-training methods—they’re not just for dogs anymore!
Positive dog-training methods—they’re not just for dogs anymore!
housetrain a dog
How to re-housetrain a dog of any age.
adult dog socialization
With patience and positive reinforcement, you can do a lot to make up for lost time.