Ask the Trainer: Helping a Dog Through a Severe Fear of Storms

Dear Kevin, My dog, Jake, is from the Joplin, Missouri tornado. He is very skittish and shakes at shadows or when there is a strong wind. Or when its [more]

Ask the Trainer: Teaching Your Dog to Come When Called

Dear Kevin, My Afghan Hound, Zeph comes when called – if he feels like it. He knows what I am asking but whether he actually comes seems to depe[more]

Ask the Trainer: Teaching a Dog to ‘Stay’

Dear Kevin, How can I get Mugsy to sit and just stay there? -Laure Hey Laure, What does stay really mean? Stay means the dog is in a desired position [more]

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Changing Bad Behavior
Quick Way To Stop the “Jumping Up”

When you bring in a new, adorable pup, its behavior is usually considered “so sweet”. The dog puts its paws [more]

Stop Your Dog’s Digging Up the Yard

Are you the proud owner of a dog that digs up your yard like he is operating a backhoe? Here are a few reasons why the d[more]

Does Your Dog Lick Things Obsessively?

Does your dog lick things obsessively? A dog licking various objects is considered pretty much normal among pet owners a[more]

Controlling an Escape Artist

Are you having trouble controlling an escape artist dog? Don’t feel bad if you are, because many dog owners deal with [more]

What Does a Growling Dog Mean?

When a dog growls, he or she is doing so for a reason. This is a form of dog language all humans, and especially dog own[more]

Is Your Dog Afraid of Fireworks?

There are a few holidays throughout the year where we, for fun, blow stuff up. Yep, I’m talking about fireworks. E[more]

That’s it! You are in Time-out!

To some this may sound silly. A time-out? Really? What if I told you that this is a punishment method that you can have [more]

Dog Constantly Getting Loose?

Some dogs just have a knack for finding a way over, under, and through fences meant to keep them safely confined in the [more]

House Training
Stopping a Dog From Going Potty in the House

No one likes to wake up to dog urine or feces in their home. This is not only disgusting; it is a very unhealthy environ[more]

Why Dogs Mark their Territory

Ever wondered why your usually very housebroken dog will sometimes lift his leg and urinate in inappropriate places? I[more]

Easy Housebreaking Steps

Keeping a dog in your home requires priority one be housebreaking your puppy or adult dog for more reasons than we can c[more]

The “Con” Side of Crate Training

There are many valid reasons for using a dog crate when training a puppy or adult dog, but when used incorrectly the con[more]

The “Pro” Side of Crate Training

Having trouble housebreaking your new puppy or adult dog? One method used by many dog owners is crate training. What is [more]

Old Dogs New Tricks
Training Your Pooch To Swim

Contrary to popular opinion, not all dogs can swim! Some are afraid to even get in the water. Does your dog like to swim[more]

Teaching Rover To Jump Rope

Teaching our dogs to perform tricks is part of the enjoyment of owning a dog. While you may think teaching your dog to j[more]

New Exercises For Your Pooch

Is your dog bored with his “routine exercise routine”? You know, walking on the same street or path, tossing[more]

VIDEO: Old Dogs CAN Learn Tricks

I wish I knew where that adage “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks” came from because nothing could[more]

How To Train An Old Dog

Maybe you’re thinking of adopting an old dog but are concerned that she hasn’t been trained.  Don’t buy into the [more]

Housebreaking An Older Dog

There are countless reasons why a dog might pass the puppy stage without ever being housebroken. Maybe your older dog is[more]

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