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. PetGuide.com 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 Petguide.com, 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, Petguide.com’s experts can help you succeed.

Will Work For Food: Turn Your Dog’s Mealtime Into Game Time

Here's a different way to spice up meals. These food-dispensing toys and games prove that it really is okay to play with your food.

What Age Should You Start Clicker Training?

If you want to try clicker training with your dog, you could be wondering at what age should you start. Very early on? Or as your puppy grows a bit older? Let’s find out.

6 Big Signs Of Small Dog Syndrome

Big problems do come in small packages – how to tell if your pooch has small dog syndrome. It’s so easy for a small dog to get her way. Just look…

What Do the Letters After a Dog Trainer’s Name Mean?

Certain letters spell out the expertise of a professional. A trainer's certifications can tell you a lot about her experience and approach to dog training.

How To Keep Your Senior Dog Active

Before you resign your aging pup to a sedentary retirement, consider these options to keep him physically active and mentally stimulated.

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.

Teach Your Dog to Love His Carrier

Make sure your dog is as excited about a trip away from home as you are! Follow these guidelines to teach your dog to love his carrier.

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…

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 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.

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.

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.

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 Manage Leash Reactivity in Your Dog

Is taking your dog for a walk a battle? He may be leash reactive. Let's talk about what causes this and how to manage it.

6 Tips for Managing a Territorial Dog

Everything belongs to your dog - and he's not afraid to tell anyone who comes close to his stuff. Here's what you can do to manage your territorial dog.

5 Common Myths About Dog Aggression

When it comes to aggression, many people have misconceptions about why dogs display this behavior. We're here to debunk five common myths about dog aggression.

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.

Best Dog Training Books

Dog training books can offer invaluable insight into the expertise and experience of various professional trainers and dog behaviorist experts.

Why Do Some Dogs Pee While Doing Handstands?

Have you ever seen a dog mark his territory while balancing on his front legs? Here's why dogs pee while doing a handstand.

6 Life Lessons Your Dog Can Teach You

Think of it as "Human Training." We already know how to "sit" and "stay," but there are valuable lessons your dog can teach you, if you're willing to learn.

Don’t Want to Train? Use Management Instead

Training isn't the only option to improve your dog's manners or behavior issue. Learn the important role that management plays to stop unwanted behavior.

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.

Your Dog Can Text You When He’s Gotta Go With New Barking Mat

Are indoor pee puddles a common sight in your home? Break the habit with the Barking Mat, a cool new house training tool available through Indiegogo.

Dogs Get A Kick Out Of Kicksledding

Uur resident expert on all sports that include dog pulling wants to introduce you to another cold weather activity you can do with your dogs - kicksledding.

Paws2Go Potty Training System

Your dog wishes he could tell you that it's time to GO! Now, the Paws2Go lets you know exactly when it's time for a bathroom break, no matter where you are.

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 to Teach Your Dog How To Wave

Imagine being able to teach your dog how to wave! This practical trick helps your dog break the ice with strangers, even from a distance.

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.

6 Bizarre Ways Our Dogs Talk to Us

Will dogs ever learn how to speak human? Until they do, we need to be able to interpret dog. Here are some of the strange ways the dogs communicate.

How To Use Treats For Positive Reinforcement Dog Training

Come! Sit! Stay! Good dog - here's why using treats for positive reinforcement dog training will get your dog motivated to learn good behaviors and tricks.

Big City Dogs Can Now Earn The Urban Canine Good Citizen Title

You've heard of the AKC's Canine Good Citizen program. Now, there's one for city-dwelling dogs called the Urban Canine Good Citizen test. Are you up for it?

Tidy Tips on Curb Training in the Big City

When there's more concrete than green space, you have to make do-do with what you've got to work with when it comes to your dog's bathroom habits.

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.

SpotOn GPS Dog Fence Review

Got a dog who likes to roam? We've tested the SpotOn GPS Dog Fence, and it might bet the solution for you.

Dog Adolescence is Real: What to Expect From the Teen Years

The teen years are rebellious ones! Dogs may not be sneaking out of the house, but they may act out. Here's how you can survive your dog's adolescence.

Best Dog Bark Control Collars

Dogs love to bark! Some, however, do it all the time. And that can be a bit of a problem with the neighbors. Dog bark control collars are here to make excessive barking a thing of the past.

Snoot to Snoot: Q&A With Surf Dog Turbo

Turbo is a loveable Golden Retriever who loves to surf. We had the chance to hang four and get the inside scoop on what it takes to ride the waves.

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.

6 Super Star Puppy Tips for Country-Crooner Brett Eldredge

As if country singer Brett Eldredge couldn't get any cuter, he's added an adorable little puppy named Edgar to his squad.

5 Ways Food-Dispensing Toys Will Enhance Your Dog’s Life

Does your dog bark when left alone? Eat your furniture to pass the time? Save your sanity by turning your pup's mealtime into playtime.

Lending A Helping Paw: What’s Involved In Therapy Dog Training

Does your pooch have the right stuff to make a difference and help people who need a furry friend the most? Then you should consider therapy dog training.

Why Kind Words Are Eternal to Your Pets

What are the words you'll use to your pets today? Remember that your words are eternal. Here are some examples of how to change your words to your pet.

How to Teach a Rock-Solid Stay

The doorbell rings. Lola starts frantically barking and clawing to get the door open. You howl, "Lola, sit... stay. Stay!" to no avail. Sound familiar?

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.

5 Fundamental Training Tips for Sport Dogs This Fall

Follow these five fundamental training tips to ensure you're making the most of autumn, and your team is in awesome shape for winter dog sports.

How To Spot True Separation Anxiety in Your Dog

True separation anxiety can be a difficult issue to deal with. The good news is that many people who think their dogs have separation anxiety are mistaken.

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.

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.

5 Things You Need to Know About Dog Growls

We all back off when we see a dog growling. There are a few reasons why a dog may be growling at you - here's what you need to know about this behavior.

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.

Back-To-School Dog Tips From A Trainer

Going back to school isn't easy for anyone. Rachel Leavy, our dog training expert, offers a few tips on how to make the transition as painless as possible.

When Does Your Dog Need a Therapist?

When my private training clients are faced with their dog's behavior issue, I recommend "doggie therapy." But when does a dog need "therapy," as opposed to regular training?

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.

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…

Trick With a Purpose: Give Paw

Tired of yelling at your dog to stop jumping on people? Train him to be a great greeter by teaching him to "give paw" instead!

How to Train a Deaf Dog

Whether your dog has lost his hearing due to age, illness or was simply born without this particular sense, he deserves to live his best life. And to ensure…

How to Stop Begging at the Table

Can't resist those sad, puppy dog eyes? If your chowhound can't keep his paws off of you while you're eating, try these strategies.

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.

4 Top Tether Training Tips for Dogs

Tether training for dogs is recommended to help potty problems, exercise or walk with a hands-free leash. Here's the proper way to tether train your dog.

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.