Category: Dog Training Tips

How to Train Your Dog to Stop Begging at the Table

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

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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What to Do Before Re-homing Your Problem Puppy

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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The 5 Biggest Myths About Dog Training… Busted!

With so many sources of dog training tips – books, television and online articles – you’re bound to run into these common misconceptions. Let’s bust these big myths and go over the facts for a smarter dog and stronger canine-human relationship. Myth #1: Tug-o-war makes your dog dominant and aggressive, so you should never play……

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How to Muzzle Train Your Dog

Muzzles aren’t just for aggressive, nervous dogs with a bite history. Every dog should be muzzle trained. When scared or in pain, even the sweetest dog in the world may lash out. In an emergency, your dog will need to wear a muzzle so that you, your pet sitter, or your vet can safely assist…

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How to Stop Your Dog from Barking When You’re Not Home

Your dog barks all day while you’re at work, and your neighbors are starting to complain. It’s one of the toughest training problems because it occurs when you are not around to do anything about it. While it’s difficult, at first, to get your dog to stop barking, this problem is totally solvable without the…

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