There's more to training than housebreaking

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Training your puppy doesn't begin and end with housebreaking. Socialization is just as important in having a happy, well-behaved pet. According to the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB), owners should enroll puppies as young as seven or eight weeks in training classes, as long as it is seven days after the pup's first shot and de-worming treatment.

New Study Can Lead to New Training Methods

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Most dog owners would emphatically agree that dogs feel love. But scientists rarely accept anecdotal evidence or gut feelings as verifiable proof. But recent research appears to validate what dog owners say is obvious: dogs do indeed love.

House Breaking Your Puppy 101

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For those who received a puppy under their Christmas tree, the New Year is a time of training. Knowing the proper techniques will make your puppy’s learning curve less stressful for both dog and human.

Special Scholarship Named After A German Shepherd

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A Pennsylvania dog training company has established an annual scholarship to provide training for those who need it but can’t afford it. Jamie Badial, who co-owns and founded of Best Paw Forward with her husband Michael, explains that Holly’s Scholarship was named after their German Shepherd rescue dog.

Traditional Dog Training Techniques May Not Be the Best

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New research into dog cognition suggests some traditional techniques may not be the best for training. Generally speaking, dogs don’t see the world the way humans do. So we end up frustrating ourselves and our pets by not recognizing this fundamental fact.

Patience and Positive Reinforcement Can Help Tame Your Dog's Aggression.

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Experts say it is important to establish yourself as the alpha dog from the moment you take your dog home. This is true whether you bring home a Ro...

Family Dogs' Bad Behavior Creates a Career For Owners

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They say desperation is the mother of invention; in the case of Albuquerque, New Mexico, couple Rick and Heather Dillender, it was the start of their careers as dog trainers.

How to Potty Train a Puppy

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The proud new owner of a puppy? It is potty training time. Click on through to learn how to potty train your puppy and save your floors!

Top 8 Mistakes Dog Owners Make When Housetraining Their Pup

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Having difficulty training your dog? They problem may be you, not the pup. Learn the 8 most common mistakes dog owners make when trying to housetrain their pups and find out if you are guilty of one or more of them.

When Do I Start Training My Puppy?

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When is too early to start training a puppy? Discover the answer and a quick lesson on how to get your puppy to learn their name.

My Dog Is Militant About Sleeping In My Bed!

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Dog taken a liking to your bed? All dogs love human beds. If yours is becoming a problem, learn the steps to take back control of your mattress.

Teaching Your Puppy To Sit Using The Corner Strategy

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Discover how to use what is known as the corner strategy to teach a puppy how to sit on either a hand or voice command.