training

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

Emily Elliott11 days 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 Hinson2 months 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...
Elle Schellhammer3 months ago
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 Miller4 months 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 Bailey5 months 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 Violet6 months 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...
Lilliana Backman6 months ago
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...
Shae-Lynn Thyret7 months ago
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 ...
Corinne McCafferty8 months ago
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 Violet8 months 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 D9 months 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 P9 months 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...
Kelsey Slaughter9 months ago
Serving a Purpose
This is about my service dogs and myself with a little advice. Luna is pictured by the lake. Luna is the mother of Arlo, both dogs are a mix breed and they both serve a purpose for me, their owner and...
Salty Circus 10 months ago
What Not to Do Around Service Dogs
I, too, was in the shoes of those who did not understand the acceptable public maneuvers for when a service dog and their handler were on the scene. We’ve all been there, making kissy noises, staring,...
Why I Needed a Training Collar
We got Jax, a lab mix, from a family who had too many dogs to be able to care for him properly. He would become our first pet we have had in a few years, since our last dog passed away. He instantly b...
Nathan Dowlena year ago
Training a Shelter Dog
It is important as a volunteer trainer, and a participant of this event, that you become familiar with the basics of where behavior comes from.
Katie Moorea year ago
Intro to Training Your Service Dog
Here are tips for training your dog.
Adam McDonalda year ago
Puppy Parent: What They Didn't Tell You About Bringing Home a Puppy
I'm going to share with you some lessons and experiences I've learned from being a first-time puppy parent.