What to Expect in a Basic Dog Obedience Class

By: Amber Roberts


The “stay” command is one of the foundations of dog training.
Photo by Phil Monahan

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 . . .

Read More

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


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 . . .

Read More

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 . . .

Read More

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, . . .

Read More

Video: How Hard is it to be a Dog Trainer?


Training dogs alone is one thing, but five at a time?
Photo via wcjl.com

A television news program based in Georgia and South Carolina is in the midst of a “job swap” feature, in which reporters go out in the community to try out different jobs. This week, . . .

Read More

The Life of a Guide-Dog Puppy Trainer


Jay Taylor and guide dog puppy Clover
Photo by Ken McKay/ITV/Rex Shutterstock via theguardian.com

Here’s a great article from The Guardian about Jay Taylor, a woman whose life is dedicated to training puppies to become guide dogs. As Training Supervisor for the English charity Guide. . .

Read More

The Most Important Thing You Could Ever Teach Your Dog


Teaching your dog to come in distracting situations requires plenty of training.
Photo by Nicole Wild, via huffingtonpost.com

All dog owners feel a little sense of pride when their dog comes on command. But in an article on the Huffington Post, canine behavior specialist Nicole Wilde asks you to consider whether. . .

Read More