training

Positive Introductions to a New Pet

By Shoshi Parks
There’s no bad time to consider adding a four-legged friend to your family. Adding a new pet to your family is a joyous event, but truth be told, it is not always easy.…

Teach Your Dog to Come When Called

By Marjie Alonso, IAABC
Coming when called, also called a recall, is a crucial skill to teach your dog. With a good recall, your dog can avoid dangerous situations, be called away from places…

The Four D’s of Dog Training

By Marjie Alonso, IAABC
Good training requires paying attention to four simple rules, otherwise known as the four D’s of dog training: distance, distraction, duration and difficulty. You can use this list (along with…

Crate Training Your Puppy

By Steve Dale
Most puppies should be crate trained for three reasons: Crate training keeps your puppy and your possessions safe. A puppy in a crate won’t chew on wires or get into…

It’s Time – Train Your Dog!

By Laura DeMaio Roy
January is National Train Your Dog month! Winter is a great time to start training or get back to training your dog. Colder temperatures often mean being stuck inside, which…