When we say “But my dog knows this when we’re at home, he’s just being stubborn,” we’re simply not allowing time for one of the basic steps of all learning: generalization.
Before handing over your credit card, consider whether your puppy has gotten the early enrichment that leads to less stress later on. Here’s how and why.
When the thermometer dips, a dog’s spirit can suffer as well. Here are some ways to keep a dog warm and engaged during these last months of winter.
My dog hated getting her claws clipped so much that we had to sedate her in order to do it. But I found two magical secrets to training her to like the process: cat food and sandpaper.
Training a dog by giving a continuous shock until they comply is an example of the same behavior modification technique used in Guantanamo Bay.
Reading isn’t just for humans any more! From library programs for kids and dogs to canine storybooks to training regimens to make pups recognize words, books are clearly going to the dogs.
The late singer of this hit 1953 pop song was an animal lover. Last year, she rerecorded the lyrics to encourage people to go to shelters instead of pet shops.
Spray bottle training isn’t as precise or useful as other more humane methods of dog behavior manipulation. In fact, it can be harmful.
Bully sticks are excellent chew toys for dogs. But what are they made of? Well, if you must know…
When it’s cold outside, I didn’t want to stand on the curb for a half hour while my dog weighs the pros and cons of peeing. So, I taught him to be on command.