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.

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.

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.

6 Common Mistakes You’re Making When Training Your Dog

We all make mistakes - even when it comes to our training our dogs. Let's go over the most common training mistakes and what you can do to correct them.

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.

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 Lunging While Walking

Nothing ruins a walk faster than when your dog lunges as other dogs or people. Here's what to do to stop your dog from lunging while walking.

Teach Your Dog to Have an Off Switch

Dogs can be extremely persistent when they want a toy, food, or attention. Teach them to cool their jets in a few simple steps.

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.

How to Train a Blind Dog

As our pets age, they’ll inevitably begin to lose some of their senses – particularly their hearing and eyesight. And whether your dog has lost vision due to…

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.

Head’s Up, Dog Trainers: Why You Should Treat Humans Like Dogs

Want to be a successful dog trainer? Take it from someone who’s taken more than a few classes. Kevin Roberts wants you to treat your human participants…

A Quick Fix to Doggie Doorbell Drama

Does the doorbell send your dog into a frenzy? A simple management solution will keep your dog from going bonkers when he hears "ding-dong!"

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.

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.

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.

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.

Winter Training Tips: Getting Started In Skijoring

Skijoring is a team sport. You and your dog work together to get around a trail, tour the back country or glide across the snow on your local golf course.

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!

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 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.

How To Teach Your Dog Polite Café Manners

Going to the café is a doggie privilege, not a right. In a few simple steps, you can teach your pup to be polite in public.

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.

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.

Dog Etiquette 101: 5 Ways How NOT to Greet a Dog

It's tempting to pet and hug every dog you come across, but that may be not what the pooch wants. Here's what you shouldn't do when greeting a dog.

Why Are Dogs Afraid of Vacuums?

The terrorizing whirl of the motor; its almighty sucking strength; and the fearsome reach of the hose. Do you need to ask: Why are dogs afraid of vacuums?

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.

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.

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.

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.

How To Find The Right Dog Trainer For You And Your Dog

What’s the right way to train a dog? A professional explains how and why finding right dog trainer is personal. I’ve worked in the industry for a…

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.

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?

Can Dogs Be Racist?

Dogs love everyone... or do they? Is it possible for dogs to be racist? Let's look at a few reasons why you might think your dog a bias toward certain people.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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 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 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…

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.

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.

When You Should Start Training Your Rescue Dog

Congrats on your new family member! Once your rescue dog is settled in, how soon can you start training him?

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.

Best Dog Tunnels

Dog tunnels are an indispensable part of an agility training routine but can also be a fun accessory for playtime. Read on to find out which dog tunnels are the best on the market!

Teaching Your Dog to Leave It

The "Leave It" command can come in handy in a variety of situations. Follow these tips on properly teaching your dog to leave it.

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.

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.

AKC Will Now Give Titles To Tricksters

Dogs and their humans enjoy the fun that comes with learning tricks, and the American Kennel Club is launching a new program just for dogs who do tricks!

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.

Simple Mealtime Solutions for Picky Eaters

Does your dog sniff his food and then walk away? It might be time to give your dog a new feeding routine, so he will live to eat, not just eat to live.

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.

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.

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…

“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.

How To Train a Dog With High Prey Drive

There are some things you simply can’t train out of a dog and a high prey drive is one of them. It’s an inherent trait that all dogs possess in varying degre…