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A short history of dog training

From cruelty to kindness -- how our approach to dog training has become more enlightened. Dog training has come a long way in the...

Successful dog training with treats

Treats are important rewards during dog training sessions, but you don’t want him to become dependent on them. Learn to make training treats work...

Top 10 guard dogs

A guard dog is many things. He is protective, friendly and obedient, but most of all he is loyal to his companion. Check out this list of...

Is smart technology helping or hurting our pets?

Smart technology is a powerful force. It makes our homes smarter, transforms how we connect to one another, and can even help us look...

Top 10 training tips

Set your dog up for success with these suggestions for positive training. Training simply means educating your dog in a safe and loving environment, and...

Top training treats for your dog

Training treats need to be bite-sized, convenient, and easy to carry and handle. They should also be healthy and nutritious -- and not contribute to...

Transforming behavior with games

From begging to pulling on the leash to getting overexcited during play, any dog can develop unwanted behaviors. Here are four common behavior problems and...

Is your cat being naughty?

Don’t punish her! Positive reinforcement is the best way to coax any cat back to good behavior. Biting, scratching or hissing -- is your kitty misbehaving?...

What you didn’t know about dog training

Dog training is more than obedience — it's teaching him the skills he'll need to live successfully. Dog training has undergone something of a revolution...

Enrolling in a dog training class

The difference between an enriching and stressful training class hinges on choosing the right one and preparing your dog to succeed. Enrolling in dog training...

Top 7 dog training tips

Training success means being a good pooch parent. Here are 7 tips to help you and your dogs reach your full potential. In my first...

Pros of positive training

Does your dog have behavior problems? Find out why a dominance approach doesn’t work, and why a positive training is so much better. You've heard...

Tools to train your dog

Successfully training your dog requires the right tools, as well as a fresh approach to avoid any pain that you could be inflicting. Before I...

3 ways to help your scaredy-cat!

Does your kitty spend most of her time hiding in closets, under or behind couches, or in the most quiet, unused parts of the...

How to deal with separation anxiety in dogs

Does your dog freak out every time you leave the house? Here's how to deal with his separation anxiety. Separation anxiety in dogs is a...

What to do if your dog hates being picked up

Have a small dog that gets fidgety every time he's picked up? Here's what he's trying to tell you. Whether your dog gets wriggly or...

Is your dog leash reactive?

Leash reactive dogs can be hard to understand -- and even harder to train. This article will shed some light on this unwanted behavior,...

Taking a stand for positive training

We firmly believe that animals do not need fear-motivated training in order to overcome behaviors. Sure, an animal (or person, for that matter) will...

How to stop your dog’s destructive behaviors

Is your dog displaying one or more destructive behaviors? This Q&A with two top trainers offers solutions to combat digging, chewing, barking, jumping and...

Meet TuggerTails!

Meet TuggerTails — a canine actor, TV star, model and therapy dog who travels throughout the United States! Life is pretty good for TuggerTails. It...

Be a leader through positive dog training

Training your dog? Here's how to establish yourself as a positive leader! In my experience as a dog trainer, many of the people I work...

Introducing your new dog to your current one

Introducing your new dog to your current one can be tricky — especially if your dog has never lived with another pet. Here's some...