Socializing and training a Boerboel from a young age are crucial steps to having a dog who isn’t aggressive. An intimidating, strong, naturally protective Mastiff-type dog, the Boerboel is for experienced dog owners who are committed to training.
These simple leash-training tips will have you loving walking your dog on a leash. Start on familiar turf, keep training sessions short, make a lot of turns and reward generously.
If the lines of communication between you and your puppy are getting crossed, dog obedience training — now referred to as manners or basic training — can help. Our expert digs in.
Dogs jumping up on people can be a frustrating habit to break. With patience and positive reinforcement, it’s possible to teach your dog not to jump on people stop your dog from jumping.
Looking for an easy walk harness to stop your dog from pulling? Dogster tells you all you need to know about this type of harness where the leash is clipped to the front of the harness instead of the back.
Puppies explore the world with their mouths, but puppy teeth are sharp. Training a puppy not to bite takes time and patience. Follow these simple steps for how to stop puppy biting.
Training a pit bull is a lot like training other kinds of dogs, but pit bull training also has unique considerations. And being a pit bull parent brings certain responsibilities to avoid problems.
Do dogs really eat poop? Yes, and not for the reasons you might think. Here’s the lowdown on why dogs eat poop, how to tell if your dog is sick and the truth about natural remedies to make your dog stop eating poop.
Traveling with your dog can be an enriching experience for both of you — as long as you prepare well in advance to ensure that your journey is as safe and stress-free as it can be.
There are plenty of pitfalls that can ruin a great day on the shore. However, if you keep these nine simple rules in mind, beach day will be the highlight of your pup’s summer!
While eating is an enjoyable social activity for people, it can cause tension between dogs. Take time to understand your dog’s habits and make a plan to encourage healthy eating. Here’s how.
Why teach your dog how to skateboard? Learning any new trick is fun for both you and your dog and increases your bond. Plus, skateboarding teaches balance and confidence, and whose dog couldn’t use more of that?
Getting our dogs’ attention is truly a foundation skill. It’s a signal for your dog to look toward you and to be mindful of what will follow. This can be a verbal signal, such as their name, or an audible signal like a “kissy” noise.
There are games you can teach your thieving pup that are also preventable security measures in themselves, so these alternative behaviors become part of our lives together instead of caper after caper. Check out these three games.