Dog Obedience

Dog Training for Your Family Pet: Like Parenting Children

Dogs need to be able to make the right decisions when presented with options. Their only resource is you.

Spring Is Here So Make Sure You Walk Your Dog, Not The Other Way Around

Taking your dog out for a walk can be a very enjoyable experience. At least it should be. Walks are a critical element in having a well balanced dog. Dogs need not only the exercise, but also the intellectual and olfactory stimulation of walks. But if you have trouble with your dog pulling on his […]

Your Dog Training Questions: How Do I Crate Train My Dog?

Jim, I just adopted a new dog and I am lost. I would like to crate train, but I am not sure how to do it. How long do you recommend keeping a dog in the crate a day? — Sarah, via email   My Answer: Crate training is not about confining your dog in […]

Avoid These 4 Common Mistakes When Training A Dog

I spend a lot of time showing dog owners how to train their dog the right way.  Part of doing something right is avoiding the pitfalls. Today I want to focus on how NOT to train your dog. There are 4 common mistakes to avoid when training your dog. These dog training mistakes are especially important […]

Your Dog Training Questions: Do I Have To Use Dog Treats Forever?

Jim, How long do I have to use treats for training? I’ve been using treats since I started training my dog, but now I’m worried about my dog gaining weight. – James, via e-mail My Answer: I have good news for you. You do not need to train with treats forever. here’s my take on […]

Your Dog Training Questions: Can My Dogs Sit On The Couch?

Jim, My daughter visited over the winter break and she was stunned that we let our two dogs to sit on the couch with us. Can you settle this for us? – Mary My Answer: Mary, Believe it or not, I think it’s just fine to allow your dogs on the furniture if you like. […]

6 Secrets To Training Your Dog

When you have a dog that is well mannered and obeys your commands, life is much easier and happier for everyone. You don’t worry about him jumping on friends and visitors. Your dog understand what the expectations are and HOW to meet them, he views you as his leader and you in turn have a […]

House Training The Dog – Again

Have you ever had a house training problem —  with a 3-year-old dog? As you know, a 3-year-old dog is old enough to be house trained – in fact you probably went through house training earlier as a puppy (i.e., 3 months of age). Well now that puppy is a 3-year-old dog, and you find […]

My Dog Ignores Me

Your Dog Training Questions: My Dog Ignores Me

One reader e-mailed me this question about getting her dog to listen to commands. This may sound familiar to some of you, it’s one of the most common dog problems. Luckily, there’s an easy fix and it’s dog training. Here are my dog training tips. Your Question: Jim, I have a year-old Chihuahua who is […]

Your Dog Training Questions: My Dog Chases Cars During Walks

For some dogs, walks are tough. After all there are lots of distractions: people, other dogs, roaming cats, strange smells and loud cars. A reactive dog hardly has a chance against so many potential distractions. That’s why it’s so important to set your dog up to succeed on walks — remember, skipping walks is not […]