Dog Pooping and Peeing on Concrete?This is a page about dog pooping and peeing on concrete. Often dogs that have been raised in kennels with concrete floors are reluctant to use the grass rather than your patio or driveway for their duties.
Training a Pit Bull PuppyPit Bull puppies need the same training and socialization as any puppy. There are some additional steps you can add to your training schedule for these energetic powerful dogs. This is a page about training a Pit Bull puppy.
Teaching a Puppy Not to BiteThis page is about responsibly teaching your puppy not bite. It's part of a puppy's nature to nibble on things and bite, but as they get bigger, this type of behavior can be dangerous.
Dog Obedience Training Using a Squirt BottleThis is a page about dog obedience training using a squirt bottle. Some pet owners will use water in a squirt bottle to reinforce incorrect behaviors when training their dog.
Training a Pitbull to Not BiteThis is a page about training a Pitbull to not bite. Puppies love to play rough and tumble and biting is a part of that play. However, when they grow up biting is no longer acceptable and potentially dangerous. Training your Pitbull not to bite is a process you can undertake successfully at home.
Homemade Bitter Apple SprayThis is a page about homemade bitter apple spray. Bitter apple spray is used to help train dogs and puppies not to chew inappropriately on things such as your furniture.
Training a Dog That Was AbusedThis is a page about training a dog that was abused. Training an abused dog often requires special steps even before the actual training begins.
Crate Training a PuppyThis is a page about crate training a puppy. Crate training is an important step in training an inside dog.
Advice on How to Train Maltese Shitzu?I got a Maltese Shitzu and I need need some advice about how to train her. Can you please give me some advice?
Stopping a Dog from Peeing or Pooping on Pavers?Dogs can be trained to use a designated spot in the yard. If your pet is peeing or pooping on your pavers, clean them with a product such as Nature's Miracle to remove odors and then retrain her to go where you wish.
Puppy Cries When Left Outside?I have a 10 week old puppy, I've had her since she was 5 weeks old. House training is going well, I have a few nipping problems, but we're taking care of it. The big thing is outside... I have a chain for her outside that I would like to be able to put her on for maybe an hour or two a day, mostly when I need to keep her from being underfoot, but the moment you close the door she starts whimpering... and its not a quiet whimper.
Training a German Shepherd/Husky Mix DogThis is a page about training a German Shepherd/Husky mix. Differing training methods may work best with certain breeds and with larger dogs.
Training an Aggressive PuppyThis is a page about training an aggressive puppy. It is important to stop aggressive puppy behavior early.
House Training a Pit Bull PuppyThis page is about house training a Pit Bull puppy. Training a puppy to relieve itself where you want, takes consistency and patience.
Training an Aggressive German ShepherdThis is a page about training an aggressive German Shepherd. Boredom, pain, and lack of socialization or proper training can all result in a dog behaving aggressively. Trying to decide the cause of aggression is the place to start working on a solution.
Dog Eats Leaves?My dog won't stop eating leaves and weeds. He eats bamboo leaves and all kinds of weeds every time he goes outside. I correct him when he does it but he goes right back after a few minutes.
Training an American BulldogCertain methods of house training and behavioral training work better with specific breeds. This is a page about training an American Bulldog.
Training a Dog to Be Less Afraid of PeopleThis is a page about training a dog to be less afraid of people. Previous treatment and life experiences can leave a dog with a fear of humans.
Training an Older Cocker Spaniel?We just adopted our second Cocker Spaniel (a male) from the animal shelter. He is 5 1/2 years old. The first Cocker miniature (female) that we adopted (7 years old) was crate trained and is just perfect. So we bought a crate for him to sleep in but he just shook the door so badly over and over that we let him sleep on the floor in our bedroom.
Training a Dog to Stop BarkingThis page is about training a dog to stop barking. A dog's incessant barking is an irritation to their owners and their neighbors.
Training a Paper Trained Puppy to Go Outside?I have a 10 week old Pomeranian. He's paper trained but sometimes decides to go on the floor. When I notice that he's about to go poop I hurry up and run him out side for him to go, but he refuses to go outside. Them when I bring him in he'll go on the paper.
Training a Dog Not to BiteThis is a page about training a dog not to bite. Teaching your dog that biting is not allowed is an important part of her training.
Training a Dog to Use Piddle PadsThis page is about training a dog to use piddle pads. Sometimes it is necessary to teach your dog to relieve itself indoors.
Dog Doesn't Like Its CrateThis page is about dog doesn't like its crate. Encouraging your dog to find comfort and security in their crate is important to keeping your pet safe.
House Training a DogThis page is about house training a dog. Puppies and dogs need patience and guidance when learning their manners.
Training a Boxer PuppyThis is a page about training a Boxer puppy. Training puppies of all breeds begins early and needs to focus on patience and consistency in the training process.
Dog Consuming Dog Urine?I was wondering if it is normal for my soon to be 2 year old male dog (Maxwell) to consume the urine from my new soon to be 7 month old female pup?
Training a Dog to Stop Ripping Paper?This is a page about training a dog to stop ripping paper. Some dogs, either due to boredom or when in play mode really enjoy a good session of paper shredding. You however, probably do not enjoy the cleanup or loss of the newspaper.
Training a Dog to Not Be Afraid?This is a page about training a dog to not be afraid. Dogs may experience fear in certain situations, either due to temperament or past experiences.
Puppy Barks When Yelled At?Every time I punish my 10 weeks old pit bull for chewing stuff and peeing in the house by yelling at her, she fights back by barking aggressively at me. Is this normal? Or should I just leave her alone because she is to young to learn?
Dealing With an Aggressive Poodle?No matter the breed, if you have an aggressive dog, it can be difficult for you and your family. This is a page about aggressive poodle.
Keeping a Dog Off the Bed?Some dog owners do not want to allow their pet to sleep on the bed. One option is to close the bedroom door. If you want your pup to sleep in the same room you will need to train her to sleep on the floor. Some suggestions follow that address keeping a dog off the bed.
Training a Guard or Protection Dog?The first thing to keep in mind when considering training your dog to be a guard or protection dog is to recognize the difference between a guard dog and an attack dog. Guard dogs are trained to alert and adopt a defensive stance when there is an intruder or danger, not to attack. The actual training takes research into techniques, the right dog, and patience.
Training an Aggressive DogDog on people aggression is a very serious situation. Training a dog to eliminate aggressive behavior is important for having a safe, positive pet and owner relationship. This is a page about training an aggressive dog.
How Do I Stop My Puppy From Biting?I have a German Shepherd puppy and he's 8 weeks old. I know puppies tend to bite a lot because they're teething and because they're simply puppies, but mine bites way too hard. It really hurts and he shows signs of aggression sometimes, how can I get him to stop?
Obedience Training Advice for a 6 Month Old Puppy?I have rehomed my American Bulldog and she is such a good girl. Although her previous home was a very chaotic environment. She's basically house trained apart from the odd wee at night, sits down before crossing the road and knows all her basic commands. She is quite nibbly though and bites and argues with me.
Training a Puppy Not to Bite?My puppy is going on 7 months now. He is a mutt. He is mixed with breeds that I have yet to find out. He is medium size right now. He has a lot of energy, and is very trainable. But, he gets so overly excited to see me that he automatically wants to play so he bites and tugs on my skin to play.
Aggressive Pit Bull PuppyThis is a page about working with an aggressive pit bull puppy. The most important thing in dealing with an aggressive puppy is to find a good trainer and be very consistent in your training. Socialization in a safe and controlled environment is often beneficial too. The earlier you address these concerns, the better!
Getting a Dog to Use Stairs?Some dogs seem to have a fear of stairs. Trying to get them to go up or down the house stairs can be very difficult if not seemingly impossible. Persistent and patient coaxing and rewards may help. This is a page about getting a dog to use stairs.
The Dangers of Using a Choke Chain as a CollarChoke chains are used by many pet owners when training their dog. For safety sake it is best to remove it along with their leash and use a buckle on style if you have a collar on your pet all of the time. This is a page about the dangers of using a choke chain as a collar.
Training a PoodleThere are universal methods for training dogs and then certain breeds may require some more specialized attention due to the breed or individual temperament. This is a page about training a Poodle.
Training a Dog to Poop in One Spot?My husband and I have an older female Dachshund, who is his heart. And any time anyone complains about his dog, he goes ballistic. Anyway, this dog is constantly pooping right near my car, usually on the driver's side. No matter where I park in the yard, she will poop right beside my car.
Dealing with a Food Aggressive Dog?Many dogs like to be protective of their food but some are overly protective and can become aggressive. Dealing with a food aggressive dog can be a challenge but with diligence to can be done.
Puppy Aggressive Towards Owner?I have a male 5 month old aggressive Boxer puppy. He has bitten me many times, when I get him out of his cage to let him out to go to the bathroom or when I get home from work. He will leave teeth marks along with very bad bruising. What can I do to get him to stop this before he gets to be a adult dog?
My Dachshund Has Behavior Problems?Pet owners are often very frustrated by the difficulty they experience in training their dogs, both house training and behavior training. This is a page about my Dachshund has behavior problems.
Using Dog Treats When TrainingSmall treats can be used effectively when working on training activities with your dog. This is a page about using dog treats when training.
Dealing With a Jealous DogPerceived jealously in dogs can actually result from a number of things, such as their establishing dominance or illness. Determining the cause can help change the behavior. This is a page about dealing with a jealous dog.
Obedience Training a Yellow Lab?Yellow Labs, also known as Labrador Retrievers, are one of the most popular dog breeds. They tend to be both friendly and easily trainable. This page is about obedience training a Yellow Lab.
Training an Aggressive Pit BullThis is a page about training an aggressive pit bull. Training an aggressive American Staffordshire Terrier can be a challenge but is often worth the effort.
Solutions for Dog on Dog AggressionThis is a page about solutions for dog on dog aggression. Dog on dog aggression is a common issue for pet owners. This aggressive behavior can be the result of several factors.
My Pomeranian Barks Too Much?This is a page about my Pomeranian barks too much. Certain breeds and individual dogs tend to bark quite a lot. Training them to bark less can be challenging.
Preventing a Dog from Digging Under FencesThis is a page about preventing a dog from digging under fences. Many dog breeds instinctively dig. Others dig out of boredom. Whatever the reason trying to discourage this behavior can be a challenge.
Dog Digging in CarpetThis is a page about dog digging in carpet. It is frustrating to try to prevent your dog from digging in the carpet.
Training a Pit Bull Puppy Not to Bite?My three month old Pit Bull puppy won't quit biting. I want to teach him not to nibble or bite. Also what is the best way to potty train?
Teaching a Puppy Not to Jump or Bite?So I have a 5 month old Pit Bull and I'm trying to figure out some other ways to get her to stop chewing on hands and jumping on people when she greets them.
Training Puppies to Not Fight?This is a page about training puppies to not fight. Normal roughhousing is part of puppy play. When it gets too rough you may need to take charge.
Dog is Afraid of the RainThis page is about dog afraid of the rain. It can be a challenge to reduce some dog's reaction to the sound of rain and thunder.
Training a Dog Not to Be Afraid of StairsThis is a page about training a dog not to be afraid of stairs. Some dogs seem to have an inherent fear of going up and down stairs.
Dog Poops and Pees Inside When It Is Raining?I have an 8 yr old rescue Doxi; she is from a puppy mill. When it is raining outside she won't go outside. There is a doggy door for them to use and she goes in an out. But when it's raining she will go in the house.
Training a Show Dog?This is a page about training a show dog. A well socialized, happy dog is needed for a successful show dog. Behavior, obedience and conformation classes can help you both to make the right moves.
Keeping Dogs Out of Your KitchenThis is a page about keeping dogs out of your kitchen. Many pet owners do not want their dogs coming into the kitchen, especially when food is being prepared.
Dog Afraid of People?We got Luna, a Pit Bull/Mastiff, when she was 6 weeks old. She is 12 months old now. She was great and a happy pup, but because of the weather, we haven't been able to take her out or have her be socialized like we were before. She would run to people now she is scared of people she doesn't know.
Teaching a Puppy Not to Growl?This is a page about teaching a puppy not to growl. While puppies often play growl during energetic play, growling is often not appropriate behavior and may require some training activities.
Training Your Pet To A RoutineThis is a page about tips for training your dog or cat. Teaching your pet the house rules will let it develop a healthy routine and reward the whole family.
Dog Afraid of Loud Noises?This is a page about dog afraid of loud noises. Many dogs are frightened by loud noises. You can help them to overcome this fear with training and patience.
Preventing Puppies From ChewingThis is a page about preventing puppies from chewing. All puppies chew, but you can train them not to chew on certain items and provide a safe alternative as part of the training.
Using A Dog Harness?This page is about using a dog harness. A harness is effective when walking a dog because it allows for more control over the dog and doesn't pull on the its neck.
Dog is Aggressive Around Children?This page is about dog is aggressive around children. Understanding why a dog behaves confrontational with children will help keep it, and everyone else comfortable and secure.
Remedies for Hyperactive Dogs?Hyperactivity is a trait shared by many small to medium dogs. There are many different causes and possible solutions to hyperactivity. This page contains remedies for hyperactive dogs.
Crate Training an Adult Dog?This page is about crate training an adult dog. Undertaken properly, your dog will come to love its crate and see it as a secure, cozy den.
Training a Dog That Bit Someone?This is a page about training a dog that bit someone. While you can not absolutely guarantee that your dog will never bite someone, there are steps and training procedures that will help prevent this from occurring.
Training a Dog Not To Beg?This is a page about training a dog not to beg. People food smells very appealing to your pet. However, begging for food can quickly become a common disciplinary issue with dogs.
Training a Dog Not to Chase Chickens?This is a page about training a dog not to chase chickens. Most dogs are quite smart, so despite their innate desire to chase your chickens, they can be trained not to.
Training a Rescued Pit Bull?This is a page about training a rescued Pit Bull. Rescued dogs sometimes have not been well handled by their previous owners. Often this includes a lack of training and caring attention.
Training a Dog Not to Chase Cars?This is a page about training a dog not to chase cars. Having a dog that likes to chase cars is a very dangerous situation that pet owners struggle to correct.
Training a Dog Not to Chase CatsThis is a page about training a dog not to chase cats. Although it may seem part of their nature, you can train a dog not to chase cats.
Crate Training a Dog?This is a page about crate training a dog. Training your dog to feel safe and secure in her crate helps not only with house training, but also, with providing an option to allowing the dog free roam of your house when you are not there.
Raising a Friendly Pit Bull?This page is about raising a friendly pit bull. A good training program will insure that your dog is well socialized.
Basic Dog Training TipsThis page is about basic dog training tips. In order to help your dog learn some basics, you need to be taught some things, too.
Keeping Dogs from Chewing on FurnitureThis is a page about keeping dogs from chewing on furniture. Dogs, especially puppies, sometimes take great joy in chewing on your furniture.
Dog is Aggressive Toward Strangers?This page is about dog is aggressive toward strangers. Our dogs don't always behave as we expect them to.
Training Dog to Not Bark at Other Dogs?This is a page about training a dog to not bark at other dogs. It is in the nature of dogs to bark; training your pet not to bark in certain situations can be daunting.
Leash Training a PuppyThis page is about leash training a puppy. Teaching your puppy to walk comfortably with you can take patience.
Finding a No Kill Shelter for Dog that Bites?My granddaughter has a 2 1/2 yr. old toy Poodle and so far he can't be around anybody. He has bitten 7 people on the foot so far. He is in a new apartment and surroundings too. He is left home alone all day. Do we put him down before we get sued?
Agility Training for Your DogThis is a page about agility training for your dog. Many breeds are very active and would benefit from the exercise of agility training.
Be Consistent With the New Puppy's RulesThe time to start training your new puppy is on the day it joins your family. Don't expect perfection. Puppies have accidents. They forget the rules at times and sometimes, their curiosity causes trouble for them in areas where rules haven't been established.
Teaching a Dog to Fetch?This is a page about teaching a dog to fetch. Whether it's a stick, a ball, or even the morning paper, teaching your dog to fetch can be fun for you and your dog. ]
Teaching Your Dog to HeelThis is a page about teaching your dog to heel. No one enjoys being pulled down the street when they walk their dog. Teaching your dog to heel will make walks more enjoyable for both of you.
Training a Dog Not to JumpThis is a page about training a dog not to jump. Many dog's think that jumping up is a great way to say hello. To avoid muddy prints on your clothing or being knocked over, it is a good idea to discourage jumping.
Introducing Your Dog to New PeopleThis is a page about introducing your dog to new people. Some dogs are leery of strangers and others may be protective of their owner and home. It is important that you keep these things in mind when introducing your dog to someone new.
Training a Dog to Use a Dog DoorThis is a page about training a dog to use a dog door. Having a dog door can be convenient for both you and your pet. However, not all dogs will feel safe using it right away.
Keeping a Dog Off FurnitureThis is a page about keeping a dog off furniture. Dogs see themselves as family members with the same rights and privileges. Once they become accustomed to lounging on the furniture, it can be difficult to get them to stop.
Teaching Your Dog to Stay?This is a page about teaching your dog to stay. A well trained dog is happier and more enjoyable for you too. Teaching your dog to stay is one of the initial commands, after sit. It takes patience, consistency, and a good technique to teach your dog this important lesson.
Teaching Your Dog to Sit?This is a page about teaching your dog to sit. One of the first training commands you can teach you new pup is to sit. This sets the stage for other commands.
Training a Dog to Stop DiggingThis is a page about training a dog to stop digging. Did you just discover the hole where your flowers used to be? There are many reasons a dog likes to dig including breed, exploration, attention seeking, or wildlife in your garden.
Keeping the Dog Off the Couch?I just got a new couch that is much longer than the last one. On my old couch, I used to place items on it to keep the dog off. That is not so easy with the new couch. Any suggestions to teach an old dog a new trick?
Socializing Your DogThis is a page to socializing your dog. Dogs that can be easily taken into public and get along with other dogs and humans, especially children, are much more pleasant to own as pets.
Keeping Dog Out of Flower Bed?We just purchased a new home and my dog has taken to laying in my newly planted flower bed. We had Invisible Fence installed around the vegetable garden not thinking she might lay in the flowers. Any ideas?
How Do I Find a Dog Trainer with Pit Bull Experience?I need to get a hold of a trainer with Pit Bull experience ASAP for my 10 week old bully. I really need a trainer, as it's my first one.
How Do I Train a Dog Not to Jump?How do you stop a dog from jumping?
Dogs Digging In My Flower Garden?Can someone tell me what to put in my flower beds to keep my doggy from digging?
Socializing a Puppy With Other Dogs?We recently adopted a Blue Heeler/Pit Bull puppy. She is 3 months old and is such a gently puppy with us. I'm worried about her playing with other dogs. She has a habit of biting their ears or the loose skin under their neck and does not let go!
Positive Reinforcement for Dog TrainingWhen teaching a dog to "come" by saying "come" or calling their name always praise them or give them a treat and make a big deal when they come to you. This will encourage them to always come when called. Be sure to never call your dog to you, then scold them for anything.
Socializing Your DogSocializing your dog doesn't mean bringing Fido to a tea party with the ladies... it means being a responsible pet owner and teaching your dog to be calm and confident in any situation.
Basic Dog Training TipsTraining your dog can be a long and sometimes complicated process, but there are some basic things that you should keep in mind.
Training a Pit Bull Puppy to Not Bite?I have an 8 week old female Pit Bull puppy that is very aggressive and bites constantly. Could you tell me how I can get her to stop?
Keeping a Dog from Chewing on Their Bed?My American Bulldog is chewing on her bed. She doesn't do it often, but when she does it's bad! So I took away her bed in her cage and her regular bed in my room. What can I do to prevent this? And how long should I punish her?
New 3 Month Old Puppy Attacks 6 Year Old Chihuahua?I have a question. I need help fast cuz I do not want to give up my puppy. I'm afraid I might have to though. I have 3 dogs: a 2 and a half year old Pit Bull named Schnookums and a 6 year old Chihuahua named Moya. They're the best of friends.
Keeping Dog from Pooping on Pavers?I a have a small dog who's one year old. She's a Cocker Spaniel cross Silky Terrier. She wees on the grass and poops all over the pavers. Some times she also poops around the other dog's bowl, who is a 13 year old Labradoodle. I have used products to wash the pavers in the past. I have no idea when she goes to the toilet as she has a doggy door and helps her self out when she pleases.
Training an Aggressive German Shepherd?I have one year old male German Shepherd. Over the last two months he has become very aggressive. 2 weeks ago he bit my son. On consulting the doctor he said getting him sterilized will calm him down, but somehow I'm not satisfied. Is there any other way out?
Training a Former Bait Dog?I just rescued a Pit Bull who was used as a bait dog about a year ago and was bounced around until I got her about 2-3 weeks ago. She has issues with some dogs and an issue with cats and a couple of other animals. She lives on a farm and I wanted to know if there was any way to help her over the hurtle to be able to safely interact with these particular animals.