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New Study Finds Key to Faster, More Effective Dog Training

Most owners focus on the training session itself, but researchers are now realizing that good training methods may not be enough for success.

Pets & Animals | Cat & Dog Resources

Why 70 Percent of Dogs Flunk Service Dog Training

Scientists are honing in on what it takes to make a good service dog, following failure rates of up to 70 percent of dogs entering the program.

Pets & Animals | Cat & Dog Resources

It's All in Your Dog's Eyes | Whole Dog Journal

Teaching our dogs to look at us is important for training; if we have their attention, we can get them to work with us. If we can keep their attention, we can keep them working with us even in the face of distractions. These things are big accomplishments

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Dog Adoption: When Is the Best Time to Adopt a Dog?

The best time to adopt a dog is different for everyone. Find out what’s right for you. Read more...

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How to walk a dog

How to walk a dog is a crucial step in managing dog behavior, says Doggy Dan, expert dog trainer and behaviorist.

Pets & Animals | I Love Dogs

There's No Such Thing as a Good Dog

People love to tell me how lucky I am to have a good dog like Wiley. But they're dead wrong—there was no luck involved. Wiley's good behavior and good temperament are products of four years of hard work, nothing else. When more people understa

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Loose Leash Walking

How do you stop a dog from pulling on his leash? Teach your dog loose leash walking with simple positive reinforcement techniques! These loose leash walking tips will get your dog to stop pulling on his leash and strengthen your connection with him.

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De-Bunking the "Alpha Dog" Theory

Whole Dog Journal helps dispel the myth of alpha dog behavior and explains why its very mention is dangerous to all dogs.

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Training Aggressive Dogs: Understanding Dominant and Fearful Aggression

Training aggressive dogs sounds like a daunting task, but it’s not as bad as is seems. Read more...

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How to Stop These Bad Habits in Pets |

Learn causes and solutions for cat and dog bad habits such as stealing food, begging, jumping, leash pulling and indoor urination.

Pets & Animals | Cat & Dog Resources

Training a Dog to Make Choices | Whole Dog Journal

One would expect that the rise of force-free training methods and the increased awareness of and respect for dogs as sentient creatures would make life easier for them. We should expect to see a corresponding rise in the number of calm, stable, well-adjus

Science & Technology | Psychology & Psychological Research

Dog Behavior and Training - Important Lessons from the Presidential Election

The 2016 election is an example of how assumptions can cause us to develop tunnel vision. You may be wondering, what does this have to do with dog behavior

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Dog Training - Achieving Greatness Takes Hard Work

To be great at anything in life requires some genetic talent and hard work. As a dog trainer I see these same dynamics with dogs and dog training every day.

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Dogs Can Understand Both What We Say and How We Say It

"Asking questions is one of the best ways to ensure you and your doctor are on the same page."

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6 Benefits of Positive Reinforcement Dog Training

Some people believe that positive reinforcement dog training does not work as well as aversive or punishment training. There are a lot of dog training

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Crate Training a Puppy or Dog

What is Crate Training? Learn how to safely, effectively and humanely use a crate for training your puppy or older dog.

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“Do As I Do” Dog Training

As the recently departed Yogi Berra famously said, “You can observe a lot just by watching.” Our dogs probably understand that as well as anyone can, because dogs are able to learn a new behavior by seeing a person demonstrate it. Imagine being able t

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Is Verbal Praise Enough Reward for Dog Obedience Training?

Old-style dog training relied mostly on verbal praise and occasional petting as rewards. Just how effective are those techniques?

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The Best Way to Train Your Dog According to Science

Clicker training is widely popular method by professional dog trainers, but is it the most successful and efficient way to train your canine best friend?

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Too Much of a Good Thing: Overexcitement in Exercise

Physical exercise is necessary and healthy for all dogs. However, there are a few common problems we see in client's dogs who are not exercised properly. Today we'll discuss one of the biggest problems, overarousal due to exercise, and the myth that you s

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ASK A TRAINER: How Do I Stop My Dog from Stealing Toys at the Dog Park?

A mixed-breed dog loves stealing toys and balls from other pooches at the dog park. Ask a Trainer Nikki Moustaki offers expert advice to stop this thief.

Pets & Animals | Animals & Pets

ASK A TRAINER: How Do I Make My Cavalier-Chihuahua Mix Stop Barking?

Trainer Erica Wittenberg offers expert advice to a frustrated dog mom whose Cavalier King Charles Spaniel-Chihuahua mix barks at everyone and everything.