Dog Training

Whether your new puppy is just learning to sit or you’re dealing with your dog’s naughty habits, here are dog training tips, insights into the way they think…
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Trick of the Month | Stay
Here’s how to master the command “stay,” according to the American Kennel Club: 1️⃣ Ask your dog to sit or lie down. 2️⃣ After one second, give your dog a treat and say your release word. 3️⃣ Give praise once they move. 4️⃣ Build the duration slowly until they can stay for 30 seconds. 5️⃣ Start adding distance and taking a few steps back. 6️⃣ Walk back to your dog and reward them. 7️⃣ Repeat until you can walk to the other side of the room. Learn more about training your dog by visiting our blog. #DogTraining
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Helping Your Dog with Walk Anxiety
For some dogs, the sight of their leash and going for a walk can cause anxiety. Anxiety during walks can be triggered by many different things, and it can create a scary situation for both your dog and you. Check out our blog for tips on how to untrain your dog from anxious walks and help them become a confident, worry-free walker. #DogTIps #DogBehavior
Woman with notebook facing man holding small dog. Headline reads “Training Your Therapy Dog.” Tips include: 1. Consider your dog’s disposition: therapy dogs must be born with an immovably calm foundation, a desire to please and a love of people. 2. Decide if you’ll be their handler: you’ll need to understand your dog’s comfort levels — their strengths and weaknesses. 3. Do your homework: Therapy dog training and tests are meant to simulate what a dog might encounter in a therapy facility. Therapy Dog Training, Dog Test, Therapy Dogs, Dog Safe, Dog Breeder, American Dog
Training Your Therapy Dog
Therapy dogs come in all shapes and sizes. Here’s what you need to think about before getting your dog deep into therapy-dog training or certification, plus how to get started. #TherapyDogs #DogTraining #DogTips
Leash Training Your Puppy
Training your puppy to walk on a loose leash, under control and not pulling, is an important part of their overall training. Check out these tips to get started, and learn more by visiting our blog! #PetTraining #PetTips #Puppy
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Everything You Need to Know About Potty Training Your Puppy
Potty training your puppy can be difficult, especially if you have no idea where to begin. From defining a space to dealing with accidents, here’s everything you need to know about potty training your puppy. #PuppyTraining #PetTraining #Dogs #PuppyTips
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How to Reduce Counter Surfing Behavior in Your Dog
Counter surfing behavior in dogs can be a hard habit to curb. From cleaning countertop spills and crumbs to confining your dog to another room during cooking, learn how to reduce counter surfing behavior in dogs. #DogTraining #Dogs #DogTips
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When to Start Training Your Puppy
Training is an important part of helping your puppy to grow up to be a happy, confident dog. But when is the best age to start teaching your puppy these important life skills? Check out our blog to learn when and how to start training your puppy. #PuppyTraining #Puppy #PetTraining #PuppyTips
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How to Keep Your Dog From Jumping
Jumping on people when greeting them is one of the most common complaints dog owners have. Although jumping up is a normal play and greeting behavior for dogs, it can be troublesome for guests. Check out our blog to learn how to train your dog to stop jumping on people. #DogTraining #Dogs #DogTips
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Untrain Your Pet | Jumping on People
If you’d like to get your dog’s jumping up under control, we’ve got some tips for turning your out-of-control jumper into a calm and gentle greeter. Learn more in our blog! #DogTraining #Dogs #DogTips
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Untrain Your Pet | Jumping on People
If you’d like to get your dog’s jumping up under control, we’ve got some tips for turning your out-of-control jumper into a calm and gentle greeter. Learn more in our blog! #DogTraining #Dogs #DogTips
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How to Train Your Dog to Fetch
Some dogs are born with the instinct to fetch and will bring back anything you throw (without being asked). But there are other dogs who need a little more training. Whether your dog hasn’t yet learned what fetch is all about or they’re ready for more advanced games of fetch, we’ve got some tips to get you started. Learn more in our blog! #DogTraining #DogTips #Fetch #Dogs
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How to Train Your Dog to Fetch
Some dogs are born with the instinct to fetch and will bring back anything you throw (without being asked). But there are other dogs who need a little more training. Whether your dog hasn’t yet learned what fetch is all about or they’re ready for more advanced games of fetch, we’ve got some tips to get you started. Learn more in our blog! #DogTraining #DogTips #Fetch #Dogs
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Untraining Your Pet: Stopping Your Dog from Begging
It starts off as cute, but letting your dog beg can lead to behavioral problems as well as health issues. Feeding certain table scraps (e.g., rich, fatty food) can cause an upset stomach, and many human foods are toxic for dogs. #Dogs #DogTips #DogBehavior #DogBegging #DogTraining
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Untraining Your Pet: Stopping Your Dog from Begging
It starts off as cute, but letting your dog beg can lead to behavioral problems as well as health issues. Feeding certain table scraps (e.g., rich, fatty food) can cause an upset stomach, and many human foods are toxic for dogs. Check out our blog to learn how you can stop your dog from begging. #Dogs #DogTips #DogBehavior #DogBegging #DogTraining
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Does Teaching Puppies to Tug Cause Aggression?
To tug or not to tug? This is a common question for parents of puppies who really want to play tug of war. That’s because there’s a belief out there that letting dogs play this game can cause aggressive behavior. Here are some facts about that myth!
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Puppy Leash Training Tips
Training your puppy to walk on a loose leash, under control and not pulling, is an important part of their overall training. Check out these helpful tips for training your puppy to walk with a leash on!
Commands Every Dog Should Know
Dogs are pack animals, naturally inclined to follow their leader. By teaching your puppy these important commands — including how to sit, stay and come — you establish yourself as the alpha dog of your pack, and you’ll both be happier for it! Check it out.
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Potty Training 101 for Your Puppy
Potty training a young puppy can be difficult, especially if you have no idea where to begin. Here are some tips to help get you started with potty training your new dog.
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What to Expect the First Week with a Puppy
If this is your first time adopting a puppy — or it has been a while — you may be wondering what to expect the first week your pet is in their new home. The first week can be scary and daunting for your puppy (and you), but by understanding your puppy’s needs and immediately starting and sticking to a routine, you will both get through it. Check out these tips!
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Tips for Easier Dog Training
Even if it only means learning a few commands, obedience training is one of the best things that you can do for your dog — and yourself. Training your dog will result in a more confident pup and make living together more enjoyable. Check out these tips!
Dogs can get stressed just like humans. However, dogs are not able to communicate their stress like us — they use subtle body language to express themselves. Look out for these signals that show your dog is stressed out.
Reading Stress Signals in Your Dog’s Body Language
Dogs can get stressed just like humans. However, dogs are not able to communicate their stress like us — they use subtle body language to express themselves. Look out for these signals that show your dog is stressed out.
What Does Appropriate Dog Play Look Like?
Telling the difference between suitable dog play fighting and play that crosses the line into trouble isn’t always easy. Chasing, growling, tackling and biting can be part of normal fun — or part of conflict between dogs. Check out these tips to tell if your dog is appropriately playing with other dogs or not.
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5 Common Reasons for Your Pet’s Behavior
If you’re noticing bad or annoying behaviors in your dog or cat, there’s often an underlying cause. The good news is that most behaviors, such as aggression, anxiety or destructiveness, can be curbed or eliminated. Here are the five most common reasons for your pet’s poor behavior. Visit our blog for tips on how to make a plan for correcting these behaviors. #PetTraining #PetBehaviors
How to Train Your Dog for Long-Distance Running
If you’re an avid long-distance runner and a dog owner, you’ve probably wondered if your dog could be your running partner, too. To help your dog get up to speed as your new running buddy, we’ve developed a four-step guide to dog endurance running.
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Retraining Bad Habits Out of a Rescue Dog
Bringing home a new pup isn’t always an easy task, especially if your dog has learned some bad habits at their previous home(s). Don’t let the fear of bad behaviors keep you from adopting a rescue dog. After all, pet adoption can be one of the most rewarding things that you do, and retraining a rescue dog isn’t that hard. Check out these tips!
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Sign Up for Our Puppy Love Newsletter!
Do you have a new puppy? Sign up for our "Puppy Love" newsletter to receive monthly advice and curated tips tailored specifically to your puppy's age to help make your puppy training process easier! #PuppyTraining #NewPuppy #NewDog
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Check Out Our Puppy Love Newsletter!
Have you brought home a new puppy? Or maybe you know someone who may be receiving one this holiday season? New puppies are definitely adorable, but they can also be a handful! In our "Puppy Love" newsletter, we share monthly tips which are curated specifically to your dog's age to make your puppy training experience easier. Sign up now! #NewPuppy #PuppyTraining
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Training Resources for Your Dog
Training your dog is a work in progress. From crate training your dog to keeping your dogs from jumping, we have the resources you need to make training your dog go smoothly. #DogTraining #DogTips
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How to Leash Train Your New Puppy
Training your puppy to walk on a loose leash and remain under control without pulling is an important part of their overall training. But how old do they need to be to start walking on a leash, and how should you start training them? In our blog, we cover those topics plus how to curb some of the naughty leash-related behaviors. #PuppyTraining #LeashTraining
4 Indoor Games to Play with Your Dog
Winter weather or unforeseen circumstances can cause you and your dog to stay indoors — which can make exercising a little different. Check out these four creative indoor games to play with your dog. Pull out a ball, rope or find a good hiding spot. From indoor fetch and playing tag to tug-of-war and hide and seek, we have creative ways to keep your dog active and burn their energy indoors. #DogExercise #DogHealth