Help, My Puppy Is Pooping in the Crate!

Adrienne is a certified dog trainer, former veterinary assistant, and the author of "Brain Training for Dogs." A puppy pooping in the crate can be a frustrating problem. The Issue of Puppies Pooping in the Crate A puppy pooping in the crate may sound like a minor inconvenience, but it…

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Why Does My Dog Not Respond to His Name?

Adrienne is a certified dog trainer, former veterinary assistant, and author of the online dog training course "Brain Training for Dogs." If your dog doesn't respond to his name, don't feel demoralized about it. You are in good company. Countless dog owners deal with dogs who struggle to recognize their…

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How to Train Your Dog to Hike/Walk Off-Leash

Written by Howie with help from Dr Joanna Woodnutt, a UK-based veterinarian, who has read the article and approved its accuracy. We love to think that everyone would enjoy the company of a four-legged buddy while on a trail. But that is not the reality. Nature trails attract all manner…

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Dog Facts: The Amazing Powers of Working Dogs

Amanda was raised with dogs and has kept dogs all her life. "Dogs aren't just pets," she says, "They're workmates, friends, and family." Dogs and humans have worked together for over 15,000 years Image courtesy of Rosemary Ratcliff and FreeDigitalPhotos.net Humans and Working Dogs I've known dogs all my life.…

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Help! My Dog Only Listens to Me When I Have Treats

Adrienne is a certified dog trainer and former veterinarian assistant who partners with some of the best veterinarians worldwide. The Use of Treats in Dog Training If your dog only listens to you when you have treats, you have a problem. However, the problem has nothing to do with using…

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How to Get a Puppy Dog to Stop Biting

James Livingood has been a dog sitter for several years. He has written numerous articles and a book about the topic because he loves dogs. It's natural for puppies to bite, so it's important to begin working on bite inhibition as soon as possible. Dogs use their mouths to explore…

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How to Train a German Shepherd to Lie Down

Sam Shephard is an experienced German Shepherd owner and has learned throughout the years how to optimize the breed's health and wellness. How to Teach Your Dog to Lie Down "Lie Down" Is an Important Skill for Your Dog to Know “Lie down” will likely be one of the first…

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Mastering Dog Training Hand Signals

James Livingood has been a dog sitter for several years. He has written numerous articles and a book about the topic because he loves dogs. Dog Watching Hand Signals Training Dogs With Hand Signals Dogs are very intelligent, there’s no doubt about that. They can learn to respond to basic…

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