Podcast: Picking and Training a Dog, with Reid Bryant


Reid Bryant and Collins take a break below a good piece of cover.
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Reid takes to the podcast booth to answer some dog questions recently posed by listeners. He discusses terminology, picking a breed, and how to select a methodology for training that . . .

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How to Teach Your Dog to Swim

By: Sondra Wolfer

If your dog can swim, you already know the pleasure of splashing around with your best friend. If your dog can’t swim as of yet—or you are unsure of his aquatic abilities—chances are good you . . .

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How to Stop Your Dog from Jumping

By: Sondra Wolfer


Training your dog to sit, rather than jump, is an important step.
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The reason your dog jumps on you when you walk through the door is a sweet one — she’s trying to say “hello.” Touching noses is an instinctual salutation among dogs. Because you’re taller than . . .

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Pro Tips: When Can Puppies Go Home?

By: Jill Jones


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Most dog experts recommend that a puppy stay with his mother and littermates for the first eight weeks of his life, or more, to assist with his healthy emotional development and socialization, . . .

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What to Expect in a Basic Dog Obedience Class

By: Amber Roberts


The “stay” command is one of the foundations of dog training.
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Obedience training is an excellent step in your relationship with your dog. Whether you have a new dog or a dog who could use a brush-up on manners, a basic dog obedience class is a great way . . .

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Pro Tips: How to Talk to Your Dog, Part II—The Right Pitch


Major wants to understand, and you can help him.
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There are lots of ways that we communicate with our dogs—with our eyes, through body language, and even through our moods—but speaking to them is how we train, correct, and praise . . .

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Pro Tips: How to Talk to Your Dog, Part I—Command Words


Major wants to understand, and you can help him.
Photo by Kate, Newton

There are lots of ways that we communicate with our dogs—with our eyes, through body language, and even through our moods—but speaking to them is how we train, correct, and praise . . .

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Classic Video: An Amazing But True Dog Story


Does this look like a dog who can be trained as a pet? He did to Samantha Browne.
Photo courtesy Samantha Browne

This is a great video about what can be accomplished with aggressive, supposedly “untrainable” dogs, such as Cerberus. Self-described “dog listener” Samantha Browne used patience, . . .

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