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Off Leash Training

How to train your dog to reliably work off leash: First get solid responses to your cues on leash, then on a long line. When moving to an unfenced area, introduce distractions gradually.
Crate Training Made Easy

How to Crate-Train an Older Dog

Crate-training tips to help your older dog adjust to confinement.
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How To Calm An Anxious Dog: Be Predictable

If you're looking for how to calm dog anxiety naturally, make your everyday routines consistent and predictable – and watch how much calmer and less anxious your dogs become.

Dog Training for Beginners

Are you thinking about adopt your first dog? Or, do you already have a dog, but have no clue how to teach him to do anything? No worries! We’ve got dog training tips just for beginners.
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Teach Your Dog to “Leave It” Without Using a Cue

With this “leave it” training method, the thing you want your dog to leave alone or stop obsessing over becomes the cue for him to look at you.
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What’s Your Dog-Training “Vibe”?

The best dog-training method isn’t a method at all! For effective dog training that helps your dog learn faster, make your voice, body language, and mental state clear, confident, and inviting.
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How to Teach a Dog to Stay

A solid stay is one of the basic commands for dog training. Here’s how to teach a dog to sit and stay.

Submissive Urination and Excitement Urination

Some dogs can’t really help but urinate when they are frightened, anxious, or excited. What can you do to prevent this untimely submissive urination?
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Why Is My Dog Pooping in the House?

Nobody likes rounding the corner in the house and discovering a pile of poo. While it’s one thing to find the occasional “gift” from...
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How to Stop Your Dog From Jumping on People

Dogs naturally like to jump up. It’s one of the ways they explore the world around them, including the humans they meet. Unfortunately for our...

For Better Dog-Behavior Training: Pretend Your Dog Is a Tiger

Owners often turn to dog trainers when they’re feeling exasperated. They report that their dog has the following behavior and training issues: Has no...
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Training Big Dogs – A Big Responsibility

Giant-breed dogs can be a hoot. It’s fun to see them in cars, looking for all the world like bears being taken for a...

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The Struggle Is Real: Puppies Abound

Here’s an actual email exchange I just had with a young man who went to high school with my son: Hi Nancy, First off, sorry for...