Category: Dog Training

How to Train a Therapy Dog for Volunteering at Hospitals and Nursing Homes

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Do you ever look at your dog and think, “How did I ever get to be so lucky”? Volunteering for animal therapy work with your dog is the perfect way to share the joy they bring with those who need it the most. Nursing home residents, hospital patients, and domestic violence shelter residents forget their…

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How to Teach ANY Dog (and Some Cats) to Fetch

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“Are you sure you’re part lab?” you sigh as your dog runs off with the ball again. Or maybe your dog doesn’t have a drop of retriever blood in them, but you still would like to get the ball back once in a while. The truth is, every dog can learn to fetch. Even cats…

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Incredibly Useful Dog Tricks: Teaching Your Dog to Be Helpful Around the House

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Is your dog ready to start earning their kibble? Learning new tricks stimulates your dog’s mind and builds a stronger bond between your dog and your family members. Making your dog more helpful is an added bonus. These useful dog tricks not only come in handy; they’re sure to impress your guests. First, Make Learning…

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How to Train Your Dog to Stop Begging at the Table

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Every meal you bake, every snack you make… someone’s watching you with those big puppy-dog eyes. While some people do not mind if their dog begs at the table, it can be a problem if your dog is barking, pawing at your leg, or annoying your guests. As your dog’s guardian, it’s up to you…

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Why This DC Area Dog Walker Won’t Use Choke, Prong, or Shock Collars

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Do you use a choke, prong, or shock collar with your dog? Or has a trainer or other dog professional advised you to use one? Maybe you have a large, strong dog who pulls on leash or a dog with very serious behavior problems, and you feel like one of these tools is your only…

What to Do Before Re-homing Your Problem Puppy

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You never thought it’d happen to you. You adopted an adorable puppy, and each day you get more and more frustrated with them. You doubt that you have the time, patience or ability to help them improve. Worst of all, the training issues are making it difficult to bond with your new family member. If…

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