The ‘Smartest’ Dog Breeds

There's no easy way to rate dog intelligence. As the psychologist Stanley Coren wrote in the '90s, there's adaptive intelligence (i.e., figuring stuff out), working intelligence (i.e., following orders), and instinctive intelligence (i.e., innate talent) — not to mention spatial intelligence, kinesthetic intelligence, interpersonal intelligence, and more. As the animal behaviorist Frans de Waal has … Continue reading The ‘Smartest’ Dog Breeds

Video: Separation Anxiety in Dogs

One of the most common problems a canine behaviorist handles is separation anxiety. It is easy to become frustrated when your dog has separation anxiety, and that frustration can be sensed by your dog making the situation that much more difficult. SEPARATION ANXIETY What is separation anxiety, exactly? Separation anxiety is often thought to be … Continue reading Video: Separation Anxiety in Dogs

Training Tips: 22 Great Ideas To Help You Train Your Dog in 2020

Training your dog should be fun! But it can also be quite challenging. Especially if your dog is young, bouncy and strong! I’ve selected some helpful tips for you below. I’d like to help as many people as I can and so I’ve also set up regular tips by email which will answer many of … Continue reading Training Tips: 22 Great Ideas To Help You Train Your Dog in 2020

Dog Training – Obedience Training for Dogs

Many people can’t imagine life without dogs. We admire and adore them for their loyalty, unconditional affection, playful exuberance and zest for life. Nevertheless, dogs and people are very different animals. Although officially “man’s best friend,” dogs have some innocent but irksome tendencies-like jumping up to greet, barking, digging and chewing-that can make it downright … Continue reading Dog Training – Obedience Training for Dogs

Tips for Housetraining Your Puppy

House training your puppy is about consistency, patience, and positive reinforcement. The goal is to instill good habits and build a loving bond with your pet. It typically takes 4-6 months for a puppy to be fully house trained, but some puppies may take up to a year. Size can be a predictor. For instance, … Continue reading Tips for Housetraining Your Puppy

5 Simple Commands You Should Teach Your Puppy

Contents How To Teach A Dog To Come How To Teach a Dog Loose Leash Walking How To Teach a Dog To Sit How To Teach a Dog To Stay How to Teach a Dog to Lay Down Getting Started To start off on the right foot (and paw!) with your pup, he’ll need to … Continue reading 5 Simple Commands You Should Teach Your Puppy

10 Best Training Tips

Ok, he's finally home. Training needs to begin immediately, considering the new pattern on the rug, not to mention the dog's breakfast he's made of your new Manolo Blahnik strappy sandals. But where should you start?Whether you train your new puppy or dog yourself, take classes, or hire a private trainer, some basic training tips…

The Puppy Training Guide: Guest Post

Training Puppy the First Week Puppies learn very quickly with proper instruction. The first few days at home are extremely important for puppies and the precedents you set now will last a lifetime. All family members must agree upon responsibility and rules for the new pup. Read more ... House Training a Puppy It's normal … Continue reading The Puppy Training Guide: Guest Post

This Step-by-Step Guide Can Help You Completely Train Your Dog

Remember that training is an ongoing process. You will never be completely finished. It is important to keep working on obedience training throughout the life of your dog.

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Puppy School – Puppy Training Classes

** COVID-19 update: All Puppy School classes are temporarily postponed until further notice due to current restrictions to essential services. Thank you for your patience and understanding. **What will I learn at Puppy School?PETstock Puppy School’s program is based on using a reward-based training method which teaches pet parents:How to communicate with your puppy or…