Tag Archives: Training

Guest Post: Tips On Getting Through The Puppy Teething Stage

If you have recently brought a puppy into your life, you may be surprised by how much they chew. Puppies are notorious for chewing on anything within their reach including shoes, furniture and other inappropriate objects. Know that when your … Continue reading

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My Bond with Roku

My husband and I have four pets including two dogs and two cats. When my husband and I met we combined my two cats and his two dogs into one happy family and as happy as we may seem, Roku, … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Why Crating is Right for Your Dog

For whatever reason crate training has a bit of a tarnished reputation.  Perhaps it’s the misguided and often contradictory information or maybe the bad examples set by some who, knowingly or not, lock their dog in the crate for hours … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Dog Training vs. Dog Behavior

There are many types of dog training. It is a panoptic word that most people use to encompass everything related to dog training and behavior under the sun. In actuality, the bottom line of what people are looking for regardless … Continue reading

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The Basics of Clicker Training part 3

There are many benefits of clicker training your dog. If you’ve decided to start, you must first acclimate your dog to the clicker. Start by teaching your dog the significance of the clicker and allowing him to get used to … Continue reading

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The Basics of Clicker Training part 2

So you’ve decided to train your dog with a clicker. There are many benefits of clicker training. It’s fairly simple so long as you are consistent with your clicking and rewarding. To begin, you’ll need to accustom your dog to … Continue reading

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The Basics of Clicker Training part 1

Most dog owners are at least somewhat familiar with clicker training. It’s a common training method used to deliver an instant reward or to use in the place of treats for owners that worry about overdoing the extra snacks. Some … Continue reading

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Housebreaking a Puppy

The following guest post is written by Tony, from Smart Start Dog Training: If you are planning on getting a puppy, you should learn how to housebreak him or her before you bring them home. You will save yourself so … Continue reading

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Crate Training and Separation Anxiety

Crate training a dog with separation anxiety can be challenging and dangerous for the dog. If your dog has extreme separation anxiety, consult your veterinarian or local dog trainer. My dog Ellie is an example of a dog with mild … Continue reading

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Crate Training: Getting Used to the Crate

Last week, I talked about introducing your dog to a crate and this week, I will move into getting your dog used to being in the crate. Once your dog is comfortable going in and out of the crate, you … Continue reading

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