training

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

Jennifer Violet6 days 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 Backman10 days 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 Thyreta month 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 McCafferty2 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 Violet3 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 D3 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 P3 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 Slaughter4 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 4 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 Dowlen6 months 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 Moore6 months ago
Intro to Training Your Service Dog
Here are tips for training your dog.
Adam McDonald6 months 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.
Katie Moore6 months ago
Top 10 Things to Know BEFORE Obtaining a Service Animal
Here's what I wish I knew before I began the process.
Dean Moriarty7 months ago
How To Train Your Dog
Here are some of my thoughts and experiences of training dogs over the years. Obedience: The first thing you have to do is get the dog to pay attention to you. If its attention is all over the place, ...
Brandon Sawler8 months ago
Toy Drive
Working breeds, they're bred to work. Well, just like humans, working dogs tend to go a bit stir crazy if cooped up too long which is totally normal. For this reason we tend to take our dogs for 1-2 w...
Lindsie Polhemus8 months ago
Large Dog Training Tips
When you have a large dog, training can make all the difference between having a wonderful companion and having the pet from hell. Large dogs that are untrained can pose a serious safety threat to oth...
Taylor A.9 months ago
He Can't Hear You
I never know what to expect when I receive a text saying "We have a new family member." Growing up this could mean I could come home to anything. Kittens, puppies, horses, pygmy goats, a grumpy old do...