November 22, 2016

“How Do I Get My Dog to Stop…” — Dealing With Problem Behaviors

When people come to obedience classes with their dogs, or look for dog training advice in general, often it’s because they want to know how to stop problem behaviors. Frequently, people want to know, “How do I get my dog to stop barking?” “How do I get my dog to […]
November 22, 2016

“How Do I Get My Dog to Stop…” — Dealing With Problem Behaviors Part 2

In dealing with problem behaviors, remember that you can’t teach your dog not to do something. Whether you are dealing with running away, barking, chewing, digging, sneaking food, getting into the trash, or jumping up, you need to prevent the behavior, and then teach your dog alternative behaviors in order […]
November 22, 2016

How to Train Your Dog to Behave Badly

You could conscientiously go to obedience classes and practice what you learn with your dog. You could go out of your way to prevent bad behaviors until your dog learns good ones. You could consistently reward desired behaviors over poor ones. But why go to all that trouble when you […]
November 22, 2016

How to Train Your Dog to Walk on a Loose Leash

Training a dog to obey a simple command is one thing. It’s not hard to train a dog to sit, while you stand with a treat in your hand. It’s a matter of consistency and practice. But training a dog to walk on a leash is another thing entirely. Actually, […]