Owning a puppy is a long-term commitment and a lot of work. It’s also very rewarding. Along with taking care of a puppy comes training your puppy so that you can help them stay safe and healthy and interact safely with others. Here are 10 basic commands every dog should know.
Your puppy will have bouts of activity, but will also take a lot of naps. When your puppy is awake and ready to play, here are a few activities perfect for puppies to keep them occupied.
There are tons of commands and tricks you can teach your puppy. As they learn and master the basics, you can then expand to more complicated tricks. When it comes to the basics, “leave it” is an important command for your dog to master. Here is how to train your dog to “leave it”.
Luckily, most of the pieces of an agility course can be built on your own fairly easily. Here’s how you can build your own DIY obstacle course for your dog:
Some dog breeds are downright friendly with horses and tend to do better with them than others. Here are some dog breeds that work well with horses:
If you’re on the fence about whether to share your bed with your dog, check out these pros and cons to determine if it’s right for you and your pooch:
Begging is a common behavioral issue with dogs. Some dog owners like it, but, for some, it can become frustrating. Here’s how to train your dog not to beg:
The holidays are an enjoyable time. Make sure it’s enjoyable for everyone, including your dog. Here’s how to prepare your dog for holiday guests.
If you already have a dog, an important part of integrating a new pup is introducing him to your dog. Here’s how to introduce a new puppy to your dog.
You can’t make your dog stop barking completely. But, you can target specific behavior and train your dog to stop barking in certain situations.
Training your dog to walk off-leash is an enticing idea, but getting there is hard work. Consider these factors before you start off-leash training.
There is really no single way to train a dog, and it can seem overwhelming if you’re new to it. These dog training techniques will get you started.