The Dog Trainer wants you and your dog to have a wonderful time together. If you've got a puppy, get simple, sensible pointers for raising her. Rambunctious adolescent? Transform him into a civilized adult. As for the grownups, no dog is too old to learn new tricks -- or better manners. The Dog Trainer explains how to get the polite behaviors you want and then turn those behaviors into lifelong habits. Whether you're housetraining, teaching your dog to roll over, or wondering how to evaluate a dog walker, The Dog Trainer can help.
Cats: Mysterious. Antisocial. Low-maintenance. Or none of the above? The Dog Trainer shares a few things you might not have known about that "other" animal living in your house. Read the transcript: http://bit.ly/1wT8neR
What is there besides socialization, housetraining, exercise, good food, and veterinary care? The Dog Trainer has 4 more important ways to look out for your dog’s well-being. Visit the website: http://bit.ly/1Aj5bwM
What steps does your dog trainer recommend first? Which ones do ethical trainers use only as last resorts? Learn what an educated, honest trainer will and won't recommend. Visit the website: http://bit.ly/1zxgLnp
A dog who used to be in pain started behaving aggressively toward other dogs. Now she feels better, but she's still aggressive. How can she learn to have dog friends again? Read the transcript: http://bit.ly/1yxhoPR
Learn how to teach your dog to look at you on cue, check in with you, and pay attention to you on walks. Turn attentiveness into a game, so your dog wants to focus on you. Visit the website: http://bit.ly/1I5DewN
Dogs don't choose where they live, or who they live with, or when to go for a walk. But lack of control makes all kinds of animals more anxious. How can a good caretaker give her dog the control that builds confidence?
Getting a new dog? You'll need a few things, and we're not just talking collars and leashes here. Find out what equipment and supplies - and what household negotiations - should precede the arrival of your dog.
We often think about the risks to our own dog -- but what risks might our dog pose to other dogs? What's the ethical and responsible thing to do if your dog fights with other dogs, even if he doesn't hurt them?
Every time you let your dog off leash, you’re taking a risk. Does that make off-leash play the wrong thing to do? What about other risks people take with their dogs? Is absolute safety the only good choice?
Learn how to increase the income of your local dog behavior consultant by raising a dog who’s fearful, aggressive, and un-housetrained. Or do the opposite, and up the odds of having a friendly, confident pet.
If your dog has a behavior problem, you're probably wondering and speculating on what caused it. Did something happen way back in your dog's puppyhood, before you adopted him, to cause the issue? Turns out, it doesn't matter. And here's why...
Cats don't usually need to be "litter box trained" the way dogs need to be housetrained. But if the litter box doesn't match your cat's preferences for a comfy toilet, she may find somewhere else to go. In Part 1 of this series, the Dog Trainer explains what makes an attractive litter box, and what doesn't.
Until recently, there's been no independent safety testing of car harnesses for dogs -- only manufacturers' claims in ads. Now the Center for Pet Safety, an independent nonprofit, reports and names names. Hang on to your seatbelts; it's going to be a bumpy ride.