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. . .

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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. . .

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Video: Britney, the Amazing German Shepherd

Klára Nováková is a Czech dog trainer, and her star pupil, Britney, really struts her stuff in these videos. Britney is a two-year-old German Shepherd Dog who lives dog dancing, frisbee, and. . .

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Photos: Lunchtime “Stay” Training at Orvis


Orvis CEO Perk Perkins carries Feather back to her starting point after she had broken from “stay.”
Photos by Phil Monahan

At lunchtime, the lawn in front of our offices is usually full of dogs frolicking. Today, Orvis CEO Perk Perkins was out there working with his 13-week-old English Pointer, Feather, and I. . .

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Pro Tip: Hunt Your Dogs Even When You Can’t Shoot Birds

Written by: Tim Linehan, Linehan Outfitting Co.


You can get a lot of handling and hunting practice in, even if you don’t pull the trigger.
Photo by Tim Linehan

It’s been a mild winter here in northwestern Montana, and the grouse population is in good shape. With light snow pack, holdover birds are healthy, able to move about with little stress, and. . .

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17 Dog-Training Tips. . .from 1949


Murph learns to stay put, even while excitement is happening around him.
Photo by Tim Bronson

The Dog Channel website is offering up something from the archives: training tips from the editors of Dog World magazine. What do you think? Have we learned much about dog training in. . .

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Essay: Does “Re-homing” Have to Be a Dirty Word?


Jen Bradley’s daughter with their dog when it was a puppy.
Photo via newsworks.org

Among dog lovers, “re-homing”—that is, giving a dog away to another home—represents a failure on the part of the original owner. But Jen Bradley argues that her family made every effort to accommodate their new puppy, going as. . .

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