training

Pet Training 101; learn how to teach your dog or cat everything from the essential commands to party tricks.

Jade Pulman4 months ago
Can You Train Your Cat?
Maybe your neighbor’s dog has wowed you with incredible tricks, and you’ve found yourself wondering whether Whiskers could do something similar. Maybe your cat has a few bad habits that you’d love to ...
Paisley Hansen5 months ago
What to Know When Getting Your First Family Pet
Adopting a family pet is a large responsibility, especially if your kids are younger and inexperienced in taking care of animals. Though getting a pet, whether it’s something small like a fish or some...
Marie Nieves6 months ago
A Brief History of Dog Training
When you consider that the old proverb claims that dogs are man’s best friend, we humans have managed to build an impressive case of abuse against our faithful canine companions. Of all the aspects of...
Sally A8 months ago
5 Basic Commands Every Dog Needs to Know
Have you ever asked yourself what would be the best gift for yourself and your dog, as well as your family and your friends and neighbours? Dog training is the answer! Dogs have a life expectancy of 8...
Morgan E. Westling9 months ago
How Are Police Dogs Trained?
We all know the agony of seeing a perfectly trained police K9 and not being able to pet his smart, cute, fluffy head because he's wearing a harness that says "Do Not Touch." Police dogs are one of the...
Alina Gallupe10 months ago
How I Switched My Cat to Wood Litter
As someone who grew up with cats, cat litter was always a staple in my household. I saw litters of every kind come and go. From massive boxes of clay that I could barely lift with my scrawny arms to f...
Emily Elliotta year ago
Husky Houdini
Once we brought our new puppy, Charlie, home we were super excited to start playing with him and get him used to his new place. He seemed to adapt pretty well to our apartment and the noises of Seattl...
Chuck Hinsona year ago
Training That A Dog Can Live With
Anyone who has a canine buddy living with him knows the importance of obedience training. All too often, though, it’s the dog that ends up training the owner, thus making it hard to get Fido to comply...
Dogs Are Cute, Humans Are Not
Over the years, I have had my fair share of dogs but I have recently taken in a new member of my family, a baby West Highland Terrier. To say he is a handful is an understatement but I could not be ha...
Terra Millera year ago
Training Your Cat to Walk on a Leash
Most of us cat lovers would like nothing more than to take our fur-covered babies with us everywhere we go, but how can we make this dream a reality? Easily! All you need is a cat, a proper leash and ...
Nancy Baileya year ago
How To House Train a Puppy in 3 Days
This is an instruction sheet I gave to a new owner who sent me her pup, Molly, for training. These instructions are basic hints for how to have a successful first few days with a new pup. Molly has be...
Jennifer Violeta year ago
Best Dog Training Books Every New Owner Should Read
When I first adopted my puppy, I knew that I wanted to start training him. I always hear that it's better if you start training your dogs at their earliest age, because they'll grow up to become maste...
How to Certify a Service Dog
There are so many people out there who are in need of help and guidance nearly every single day. From out in the public to even in the house, these people can't achieve certain tasks on their own. And...
Raising a Future Service Dog
Dogs are man's best friend. We've known this forever; their unwavering loyalty, willingness to learn, and unconditional love makes them incredible companions. But there are dogs who do more than be a ...
Top 5 Clicker Training Mistakes...
Clicker training is a common way of training an animal using positive reinforcement. It is an effective method of training which involves the use of a small device that clicks, a reward, and a patient...
Jennifer Violet2 years ago
Best Reasons to Get a Smart Dog Collar
Collars on dogs are usually meant to obtain the dog's name and owner's information in case they suddenly get lost. They're also mainly used to attach leashes to when taking your dog out. But have you ...
Nancy D2 years ago
Potty Training
This article isn't about "How to Potty Train your Dog." There are lots of articles out there like that and I'm sure you've read them all. This article is my personal experience potty training my fur b...
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Erika P2 years ago
A Taste of a Dog Trainer's Life
I've been a dog trainer for over two years now—part of a corporate company—and despite stepping down and going on another career path, becoming one was the best decision I made. I've met some incredib...