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Dogs have an amazing capacity for learning. Discover why your dog acts the way they do and pick up some practical dog training tips.

Training & Behavior

Home Dogs Training & Behavior

Dogs have an amazing capacity for learning. Discover why your dog acts the way they do and pick up some practical dog training tips.

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How to Teach Your Dog to Shake

Teaching your dog to shake is a great party trick and one that is easily taught. You can even get the kids involved. Most children over the age of 7 years can be taught basic training techniques and in fact many children are more persistent than adults when it comes to training the family pet!
Puppy in a park

How to Toilet Train Your Puppy in 3 Days

Toilet training is one of the common challenges that pet owners face when they first adopt a new dog. We run through some basics for you here.
Dog with ball

5 Unusual Sports for Smart Dogs

If you have a dog that really needs to be kept busy and mentally stimulated and you're looking for ideas, we have some unusual sports for you to try.
Puppy with a toy running

3 Easy Tricks to Teach Your Dog

Teaching your dog tricks is easier than you think and your dog will love the attention!
Two dogs barking

How To Stop Dogs Barking

Barking is a natural form of communication for dogs and there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Identifying why your dog barks goes some way towards finding a way to restore quiet.
Dog resting on couch

Boredom Busters for Active Dogs

Some dogs have a lot of energy, and simply taking them for a daily walk is often not enough to tire them out. Here are some boredom buster ideas that will keep your furry friend entertained for hours.
Puppy barking

Bark Collars: Do They Work?

Concern about dogs barking is the most common complaint from dog owners, with 35% of owners reporting problems with barking. So what is the best way to deal with it?
Dog resting on torn armchair

No Free Lunches – Simple Tips for Good Behavior

Reward-based training, good communication and structure is useful as a basis for fixing many different types of behavior problems.
Boy playing with his dog

Introduction to Training Your Dog

Having a great relationship with your dog is about encouraging your friend to develop skills that will help him fit into your lifestyle. Being a good pet parent is a little like being a life coach, it’s all about encouragement and gentle persuasion, rather than being the big, scary boss that scares you into submission.
Beagle pulling on the lead

Does Your Dog Lunge at Other Dogs When Out Walking?

A dog who is "leash reactive" is most likely experiencing some anxiety, fear or discomfort associated with other dogs. The situation is worse on a lead because your dog can’t approach in a safe and relaxed way.

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