— Dogs do so much for us, so it's fair that we give them the best care and training in the new year.
— As Thanksgiving approaches, I reflect on all I've learned from the dogs who've shared my life.
— Training based on punishment and dominance theory, to me, misunderstands dogs' nature.
— You can use mealtime as a training exercise to provide stimulation and enrichment for your dog.
— I adopted Charlie as an untrained puppy -- lucky for me I needed a big training project!
— Before I could focus on training my wild-child puppy, I needed to calm down her overactive mind and fearful responses.
— Here's what a good trainer can do for you -- and what a good trainer will expect of you in return.
— Whether you're adding a dog to your family or trying to bring harmony to an existing kids-and-dogs household, behavior consultant Jennifer Shryock has some advice.
— Is it overkill to come up with a Bill of Rights for dog training? I think not! Take this list with you when vetting dog trainers for your pup.
— Have you ever met someone and hated them on the spot? That’s what happened to Echo and Trinket, and it turned into a big dog training challenge for me.
— If you have a large-breed puppy, "bite inhibition" should be a part of your training plan.
— I see the question of whether to shock your dog as a deeper one, one that tests a person’s humanity.
— In my experience, the rules for socializing a dog are the same regardless of whether the breed is large or small.
— The more you know, the better you'll be able to protect your dog and yourself.
— Dog training begins with puppy class -- and it can prevent unwanted dogs and pet homelessness.
— I've seen much sadness in 20 years of rescue work. Why did I take up training? To keep dogs alive.
— There are as many forms of canine aggression as there are reasons why so many dogs and their owners face this perplexing issue. It is the No. 1 problem facing dogs and owners today.
— For me, German Shepherds have always been my soul dogs. Do you have a breed like that?
— My Border Collie Echo doesn't like crowds, just like me, but Trinket? She's the opposite of shy. What about your dogs?
— A dog died in a training class, and the pet supply giant is in the spotlight.
— News flash: It’s not all about dominance. Actually, it has nothing to do with dominance at all.
— Before you start scolding, find out what your dog is up to and how you can redirect that energy.
— I have. Virgil and Morgan had their tails cut off when they were puppies. Here's how I'm helping them learn to trust people again.
— Training tip: If you're anxious when your dog plays, it could interfere with healthy behavior.
— A good trainer has to listen -- to dogs and owners.
— These trainers are the scourge of the industry as far as I'm concerned. They wanted to euthanize little Lullabelle for all the wrong reasons.
— Dogs don't say "I love you" with a hug. Here's why you shouldn't either (at least as far as dogs are concerned).
— My dog thinks poop is the best thing since sliced bread. What about yours?
— Growling is an early warning system. Your job is to figure out what's wrong.
— I suspect my household will always be a two-dog household. But I also know it's not for everyone.