Dog Training

Dog Training is much more than teaching your pooch to sit and stay. From puppy to adulthood, dog training should last throughout your dog’s lifetime. House training, tricks, obedience, agility, service, and therapy – there are many different types of training out there, not to mention the variety of trends and theories that go along with it. goes through the basics and beyond to teach your dog some old and new tricks.

When it comes to efficient and successful Dog Training techniques, there are no universal tricks that work for all dogs. Find the right training strategy that will help you train your pooch in our articles that cover positive reinforcement, Schutzhund method, crate training and more. Looking for a solution to a specific behavioral problem? You’ll find all the answers you need in our complete guides on socialization, efficient training in multiple-dog household, preventing escapes and destructive behavior. Make sure to take a look at our top tips from various experts that cover an array of important Dog Training topics such as learning tricks, modifying unwanted behavior, and age-specific training techniques.

But, even when you learn about methods that work in theory, how can you be sure you’ll get the same results with your pooch? Our reviews of popular training strategies, training aid products, and mentally and physically stimulating activities over at Dog Exercise blog, will clear that up for you. Here at, you will learn about every little detail and get valuable insight that will make the choice easy!

No dog was trained overnight. When you start training your pooch, the most important thing you need to do is to be persistent and patient! Whether you’re trying to housebreak your dog or just want your pooch to learn some useful tricks,’s experts can help you succeed.

Engaging Training Gifts for Active Dogs (and Their Humans)

Whether naughty or nice, your energetic pup will love these gift ideas. Keep him busy all year long with ideas and products made for active dogs.

School’s In Session – 101 Introduction To Agility Training For Dog

Agility Training for dogs has a multitude of benefits. Once your dog masters the basics, you may find that agility training is a natural progression.

“I Said ‘Sit’!” Help Your Dog Respond to Cues Outdoors

Does your dog know how to sit, stay, and come in the house? What about in the park? If that second question makes you cringe, you're not alone.

Best Puppy Training Pads

Puppy training pads help your pooch learn where to go potty and keep your floor protected from �accidents� in the meantime.

How Long Should It Take to Train Your Dog the 5 Basic Commands?

Does your dog know the five basic commands? We're going to go over how long it should take to train your dog.

5 Tips for Overly Friendly Dogs That Will Wander Off With Anyone

Is your dog too friendly and trusting, and will go off with a stranger? To avoid dangerous situations, learn how to handle your overly friendly dog.

6 Cool Tricks to Teach Your Dog

How did you get your dog to do that?! Tongues and tails will be wagging about your pup's amazing abilities. Here are a few cool tricks to teach your dog.

5 Basic Tips For Introducing Dogs To Strangers

A stranger is just a friend your dog hasn't met - make a good first impression with these five basic tips for introducing dogs to strangers.

How To Teach Your Dog The Recall Command

Recall is an essential command your dog needs to learn to keep him safe – here’s how to teach it When it comes to training your puppy or dog, tea…

How to Connect With a Skittish Dog

Dogs can be nervous for various reasons in many different situations. Here's how to connect properly with a skittish dog.

What to Do When You Dog Doesn’t Like to Go for Walks

As hard as it is to believe, some dogs don't like to go for a daily stroll. Here's what to do when your dog doesn't like to go for walks.

7 Gifts for People Who Love Dog Training

Are there any dog training or dog sport fanatics on your holiday list? Our resident dog training pro hints at what she'd like to see under her tree.

How to Teach Your Dog to Calmly Ride in an Elevator

For a dog, the elevator can be a frightening place and he may react because of his fear. Here's how to keep your pooch calm while riding in an elevator.

Should I Train My Dog With a Clicker?

A clicker can make training your dog easier and fun. But before bringing one more tool into your training routine, make sure a clicker is right for you.

Pulling For Urban Mushing – Is It The Right Activity For Your Dog?

If you want to give your dog an exceptional workout, you should try your hand at Urban Mushing. This sport is perfect for dogs with a high energy drive.

Why Do Dogs Hump?

It starts as a cute or embarrassing moment, but can it turn into a mounting behavior? Before jumping to conclusions, learn the reasons why dogs hump.

Teach Your Dog To Be A Canine Good Citizen

You may think your pup is already pretty awesome, but you can make sure that your dog has all the good manners to be considered a Canine Good Citizen.

Take a Hand’s Off Approach to Dog Walks With Hands-Free Walking Syst

Keeping your hands free while walking your dog offers a host of benefits. Kevin Roberts has some tips for going hands free while trekking with your pooches.

Pros And Cons: The Collar Vs. Harness Debate

Does your dog wear a collar or a harness? We’ve leashed in points to keep in mind before making a decision. When it comes to doing what is best for you…

Back To Dog School Classes Ensure Your Pooch Is The Teacher’s Pet

Learning doesn’t stop after basic obedience. It’s time to bone up on some extracurricular lessons – and by that, we mean classes you can ta…

Teach Your Dog to Love Coming to You

Does this frustrating behavior sound familiar when it comes to recall? "My dog always comes when called.... except at the dog park."

7 Essential Commands Every Trail Dog Should Know

When you're out in the wilderness for a hike, you want to make sure your dog listens to you. Before heading out, be sure your dog knows these commands.

How To Avoid Fido Fiascos When Training Multiple Dogs

Calgon… take me away! Step away from the bottle of wine – take a few tips from a pro on how to train successfully in a multi-dog household. Havi…

What Are The American Kennel Club Field Trials?

Need a challenge? A wonderful athletic event for hunting dogs, the American Kennel Club Field Trials will test your pooch's skills out in the field!

Pee Problems: A Pro Shares How to Housetrain Any Dog

Get a trainer's perspective on why your new dog or puppy is peeing on your rug, and what you can do about it.

How To Call a Truce Between Your Dog and Mail Carrier

It's "Thank a Mailman Day." And what better way to thank your mail carrier than to teach your dog to properly greet this daily guest.

Pros and Cons of Adopting an Adult Dog

Thinking of adopting a dog - that's a great idea! While most adopters are drawn the puppies, adult dogs have a great deal to offer.

What is Tracking Training for Dogs?

Ready to put your dog's nose to the test? A dog's nose is made for sniffing, so put it to good use - tracking training may be right for your pooch.

Are Small Dogs Harder to Train Than Big Dogs?

Is it true that small dogs are harder to train than big dogs? Let’s take a look at the facts and settle the debate once and for all. A number of factor…

6 Easy Ways to Train Your Dog Every Day

Whether you're teaching your dog a new trick or brushing up on the basics, the key to success is to tackle training a bit every day!

Basic Dog Tricks: Shake A Paw

The shake a paw trick is a basic trick that should be one of your dog's standards that he can pull out when guests come over and he wants to impress them.

Mushing Dictionary: A Guide To Dog Mushing Language

Are you interested in dog mushing? Before you get started, you'll need to learn the language of dog mushing.

Best Hands Free Leash

A hands free leash will ensure you have control over your pet at all times - without actually having to use your hand to maintain a firm grip.

Fix Leash Walking Problems With Rally-O

Dogs can learn everyday manners by practicing canine sports. If your pup struggles to walk politely on leash, it's Rally Obedience to the rescue!

How To Stop Your Dog From Pulling During Walks

Do you walk your dog, or does he walk you? If your dog drags you from shrub to shrub, it's time to brush up on his leash walking skills.

The Official Teething Puppy Survival Guide

Those fluffy little jowls are hiding a set of razor-sharp teeth, and between those floppy ears is a brain that is hard-wired to chew on everything in sight.

How To Train Your Dog to Take a Selfie

Say peanut butter and make those duck lips! Selfies are so in right now, so here's how to train your dog to take a selfie on his own.

Trick With a Purpose: Fetch

Does your dog play the can't-catch-me game? Plow you over as soon as you come home? These bad behaviors actually have a fun solution... Fetch!

What’s the Right Collar or Harness for My Dog?

Harnesses, collars, and martingales, oh my! The pet industry is overflowing with dog-walking tools, but which one is right for your dog?

How To Deal With Dog Fights In Your Multiple-Dog Home

Break it up! Sibling rivalry between dogs is common and there’s bound to be disagreements. Here’s how to handle tense situations like a pro. Many…

7 Reasons Why It’s Important to Properly Socialize Your Dog

Think of it as networking for dogs! Socialization is important - your dog needs to get out there, meet new people, and experience new places.

Why Dogs Go Through Potty Training Regression (And How to Fix It)

Pooch forgot where to go potty? This is what you need to do when your previously potty-trained dog pees or poops in the house.

How Dog-Loving Strangers Ruin Well-Trained Dogs

Pet parents have heard this one: "It's okay, I love dogs!" Guess what - it's not okay! Here's how to deal with friendly strangers who undo your training.

How to Train Your Dog to Leave the Cat Alone

Your dog just won't give your cat a moment of peace. Here's how to train your dog to leave your cat alone.

How to Use a Belly Band to Housebreak Your Dog

Some dogs are harder to housetrain than others. A possible solution? Using a belly band to housebreak your pooch.

How To Stop A Dog From Barking

There's no way to teach a dog to stop barking, but there are way to curb this habit. We've got some tips that will teach you how to stop a dog from barking.

Best Dog Clickers

Clicker training can get you great results, so take a look at our selection of the best dog clickers on the market - and their pros and cons.

Dog Scouts: It’s Not Just for Humans Anymore

Be prepared... to have a great time with your dog at Dog Scouts of America. Does your dog have what it takes to earn badges and learn important skills?

How to Crate Train Your Dog

To a dog, a crate is a home within a home. It's a safe den to chill in, or to recuperate - here's how to crate train your dog.

Beat the Winter Blues With Scent Games

Even when it's too cold to do much outdoors, you can create challenging activities for your dog to do inside your home. Curb your pup's cabin fever with these engaging scent games.

AKC’s Lure-Coursing Test Turns Mixed-Breed Dogs Into Tracking Champs

Put your dog's instinct to track with training from the AKC's official coursing class. And everyone's welcome to join - even mixed breed dogs!

Should My Dog Sleep in My Bed or on the Floor?

Do you share the bed with your dog or does he have his own? Set clear rules for your dog to follow, and make sure the whole family sticks to them.

5 Tidy Tips for Keeping Your Dog Out of the Trash

Guess who got into the trash... again. An irresistible target for curious pups, there are ways to keep your dog out of the trash.

Can You Teach an Old Dog New Tricks?

You've all heard the adage, but does it hold any weight? Let's see if an old dog really can learn new tricks.

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: A Dog By Any Other Name

Our “Hairy Dogfathers” are here to offer expert and practical advice. Dog trainers (and handsome hubbies) Kevin and André are here to answ…

Rev Up Your Ho-Hum Walks With Dog Parkour

Turn your surroundings into a doggie playground. Parkour is a fun way to to burn your dog's energy and teach polite leash walking skills.

Curb Your Dog’s Destructive Chewing

To some dogs, everything is a chew toy. If your dog or puppy has an appetite for destruction, it's important to address it sooner rather than later.

Association Of Professional Dog Trainers A Valuable Resource For Train

The Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) is an organization dedicated to promoting dog training and education for trainers and pet owners.

How to Teach Your Dog to Speak

One of the cutest, and easiest, tricks to teach your dog is to speak (or woof) on command. We've broken down the steps for you to follow.

Teach the “Drop It” Command, For Safety’s Sake

You've heard the horror stories where dogs eat anything they find. Teach you pup a reliable Drop It cue before you have a traumatizing story of your own.