Behavior/Training Articles
Teach your new puppy to sit, stay, and come, and keep your rude away from the dinner table and off the counters. This is the place to learn all about training your puppy and teaching old dogs new tricks.

Behavior/Training Articles
  • Jumping Up
    One of the most common and frustrating behavior issues in dogs is the problem of jumping-up. At best it’s annoying and leads to dirty paw prints on your clothes; but it can also result in injuries and even legal issues. Don’t worry though, with consistency and patience you can teach your dog the manners he’s missing.

  • Humping, The Embarrassing Dog Enigma
    Mounting, also referred to as humping, is a misunderstood, and therefore often embarrassing dog behavior. We have all experienced that awkward moment when a dog decides to mount another dog or hump a person’s leg in public. This behavior is usually met with chuckles, the occasional lewd comment, and conjecture as to what the action implies.

  • Dog Training Commandments
    There are many schools of thought when it comes to training your dog. However, these Commandments of Dog Training are basic, general, and widely accepted tips that correspond with just about any training program. If you stick to these commandments, you will be well on your way to a beautifully trained pooch.

  • Dinnertime Manners
    Are you sick of your dog begging by the dinner table every night? Does your dog steal food, whimper when you refuse to share, or try to put his nose or paws on the table? He needs to learn some self control! In order to do this, your dog must first have a complete understanding of, and respond without hesitation to sit, down, and stay.

  • Digging--How to Deal
    Does your dog insist on tearing up your meticulously manicured yard? This kind of behavior seems difficult to halt, because it tends to happen when you aren’t around. Digging is a self rewarding behavior. You must recognize the cause of your dog’s digging, and then take the necessary steps to make digging no longer rewarding for your dog.

  • Crate Training: How & Why
    There are several accepted methods of house training your new dog. However, if you’re looking for not just a housebreaking method, but are also interested in adapting your dog to a safe and confined environment for various safety and comfort reasons, crate training is for you.

  • Commands Every Dog Should Know
    Training your dog to understand this list of simple commands will produce a better-behaved pooch. Proper training results in a better relationship between dog and owner. It also provides your dog with the security of knowing his place in the order of things and what is expected of him.

  • 10 House Training Tips
    House training your new puppy is no easy task. However, this process can be made faster and easier with these 10 simple tips for house training your puppy.

  • 1, 2, 3 for a Balanced dog
    Is your dog out of control? Does he jump on company, surf your counters, run laps around the house, and destroy everything in sight? While there’s no magic fix for dogs who act out, there is a three-step process that will make a vast difference in your pup’s behavior.