Training

Dog Training 101 through advanced topics.



An Interview with Zak George

By John Bell Young

Known to millions for his popular Animal Planet program, SuperFetch, Zak George has explored new training territory, teaching dog lovers and trainers alike new and unprecedented ways to connect with their dogs. Read more



The Canine Language

Have you ever wished that your dog could talk to you? I’m sure, like millions of others, myself included, that you have. Well, I have good news for you, dogs do “talk” to us, and they do it a lot. Read more



South Africa's Dog Whisperer's Dog Attacks Another Child

This past summer, we reported on an incident involving a dog who attacked a little girl at a South African shopping mall. The story and video are no less troubling with the passage of time. Read more



Teaching Your Dog to "Drop It"

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A brief, effective demonstration of techniques that will help you teach your dog to leave it. Read more



Mechanics Matter

Most dogs are adaptable enough that they are able to learn despite the quality of our training skills, not because of them. This ability has contributed to making them one of the most successful species on the planet. Read more



Living with More Than One Dog

Living with more than one dog can be a rewarding experience. Knowing how to prevent problems and teaching dogs how to share resources so they do not bully each other, or pester you, is pivotal to having a harmonious multi-dog home. Read more

When is it too late to socialize your dog?

My post last week was a check list of things that puppy owners need to go out of their way to expose their pups to. Proper socialization drastically cuts down on behavior issues developing later in life. Read more



Socialize Your Puppy - Our Checklist Will Help

THE most important thing you can do for a puppy is introduce them to the world in a positive way. Read more



Woobies

Watching the crazed dog show couple search for their dog’s busy bee toy last night in the movie Best in Show (again) last night, I was reminded of a client’s dog, Sandy. Read more



To Dina and All Our Dogs of Holidays Past

*warning–tissue alert* Read more



Slam Dancing and the Fine Art of Body Language

Over the weekend I was missing my dog Charlee and took a photo trip down memory lane. Through my blur of tears I came across these two gems. Read more



Convenience Store Training

The story I am about to tell you is true, the names have been changed to protect the foolish (albeit well-intentioned). Read more



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