— Our resident trainer weighs in on the use of shock and prong collars, plus other pain-inflicting dog-training tools and methods.
— We need to move past "puppy love," which often includes doing things to dogs they don't want.
— It's Responsible Dog Ownership Month, so we've made a shortlist of 10 things that make a responsible dog owner. Do all these apply to you?
— Also, enter to win a complete collection of the reward-based dog-trainer's e-books and DVDs.
— A person's business card might say "professional," but you could be dealing with a fool -- or worse. Here are some bad example I've encountered.
— Do you believe that if a dog eats venison, he'll start chasing deer? Someone out there thinks so.
— Training starts the first day you bring your new puppy home.
— After the trainer adopted a dog left behind by Katrina, she learned all she could about dealing with fearful dogs -- she even wrote the book on it.
— My 11-month-old Trinket is prone to overreacting; here's the training that changed her behavior.
— With every dog I am given the privilege of training, I thank the shelter dogs for what I know.
— I am against these practices, and I am not alone -- I asked a top Rottweiler breeder and a well-known veterinarian to share their thoughts.
— "Dog owners need to know that the whole alpha-dominance 'thing' has been completely and totally refuted by behavior science."
— Dogs do so much for us, so it's fair that we give them the best care and training in the new year.
— At Thanksgiving, 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?
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