How Do I Teach My Dog to Put His Nose in My Hand?

Dog to nose target training

You may have read about a “nose touch” or a “nose target” in training articles. You’re probably wondering what exactly that is, and how do I teach my dog to nose target anyway? This simple behavior is easy to teach using positive reinforcement or a clicker which is useful in a variety of situations. I … Read more

Introducing a New Puppy to Your Dog

Introducing a New Puppy to Your Dog

Recently succumbed to puppy fever? Introducing a new puppy to your dog isn’t hard, but it does take some time and patience. After all, your resident dog probably wasn’t consulted about adding a new family member! The key to how to introduce dogs is to start on neutral territory and go slow, letting the dogs … Read more

10 Best Online Puppy Training Classes For a Happy Pup

Puppy training classes

Puppy training classes help your dog acquire essential life and social skills. They’ll learn good manners, and they can strengthen the dog-human bond and improve the way you communicate with your pet. With the right training classes, you’ll be able to reinforce desired behaviors, reduce unwanted ones, and tackle any specific issues that might arise … Read more

How to Train a Dog: A Dog Trainer’s In-Depth Guide

how to train a dog

If you have ever wondered how to train a dog, this article is a great place to start. Training your dog will be a continual, lifelong process, from initial puppy training to practicing good manners throughout your dog’s life. Most training can be accomplished with three tools: food treats (or toys if your dog isn’t … Read more

Leash Training a Puppy in 5 Easy Steps

Leash training a puppy in 5 simple steps

Leash training a puppy is usually pretty easy! I have leash trained several puppies – one of the crazier moments in my life was when I was taking care of three nine-week-old puppies in an apartment that didn’t have a fenced yard. My neighbors got to know me really well! You can start working on … Read more

How Do I Get My Dog to Stop Barking?

how to get dog to stop barking

Dogs are like people, sometimes they get overly excited or anxious about something and it triggers them to start barking continuously. As a dog trainer, I often have people ask, how do I get my dog to stop barking? Barking is similar to lunging in many ways – it usually happens when your dog is … Read more

How to Leash Train Your Dog Like a Pro

How to leash train your dog

If you just got a new dog or puppy, you may be wondering how to leash train your dog. Teaching your dog to tolerate being walked on a leash is a simple process and as easy as getting your dog used to wearing a collar. Be patient while your dog acclimates, then praise and reward … Read more