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3 Lifesaving Commands Every Dog Should Know
I love it when people ask me about the most important commands a dog should know. There are three go-to commands that I believe every dog needs to know — for his own safety and the safety of other people. Teach him the drop command ›
5 Cat Training Mistakes: Guilty of Any?
Training a cat often seems harder than it really is. As a trainer, I see cat owners make the same training mistakes over and over. Let’s talk about how to avoid five common errors and get your cat’s training back on track. Why punishment doesn't work ›
Tips to Stop a Dog From Chewing on Shoes
Don’t allow behaviors in puppyhood that you wouldn’t want from a full-grown dog. Anything a puppy practices in her formative weeks and months is likely to be a habit by the time she’s an adult. What you'll need to train the humans in your house to do ›
5 Tactics to Get Your Dog to Potty in the Rain
Dogs have a wide range of bathroom habits — some pooches will go anywhere, anytime, regardless of the weather, but others are affected by even the smallest change in the surroundings. See Mikkel Becker's expert tips ›
3 Ways to Improve Your Dog's Manners
For many dogs, the foundation to better manners is as simple as focusing on three basic behaviors: go to your place, make eye contact and tolerate touch. Training each of these behaviors can change your relationship with your dog for the better. Mikkel Becker explains ›
Is Your Dog Stressed? Watch for These Signs
Is your dog feeling anxious? Stressed? Worried? You may think he can’t tell you if he is, but he often will, in nonverbal ways. Your dog communicates his emotional state through his body language and behavior. Learn more here ›
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How Can I Train My Stubborn Dog?
If you’re struggling to train your dog, don’t give up! There’s hope for even the most challenging dogs. The solution may be as simple as... Find out more ›
Breaking Bad Habits
Through patience and persistence you can stop your pet's bad behavior.
- End Your Dog's Digging
- Curb Bad Chewing Behavior
- Stop Barking at the Doorbell
- Teach Your Dog to Stop Begging
Teaching Good Manners
Living with your pet is far more pleasant when he's taught good manners.
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- Teach Your Puppy to Play
- Potty Train Your Puppy
- Stop Your Cat From Spraying