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Tethered for Success: This chew-proof tool can keep your dog safely confined while supervised, in order to protect him or others without a need for a crate. Nov 1, 2020 1292
What's My Motivation? How to train with positive reinforcement when your dog won't take treats (or can't have them due to a restricted diet). Nov 1, 2020 2331
Family Planning. Oct 1, 2020 3752
Be a Change Agent! Sep 1, 2020 3110
Counter Productive: How to prevent your dog from helping himself to any unattended food or food-like items he finds on kitchen counters, dining room tables, and other accessible locations. Aug 1, 2020 2733
Adopt or Shop: Whether you buy or "adopt" matters far less than selecting a puppy or dog from an ethical, responsible source, because immoral, unscrupulous breeders, shelters, and rescues abound! Aug 1, 2020 3194
Crate Expectations: Once your dog is properly crate-trained, you have a valuable resource--respect it! Jul 1, 2020 2833
Amicable Separation: Your dog has likely enjoyed having you home more than usual; here's how to prepare her for being left home alone when you go back to work or school. Jun 1, 2020 1992
Fostering Harmony: Providing foster care for homeless dogs can help them become healthy and better behaved, increasing their chances of finding a forever home--but you should know what you're getting into. Jun 1, 2020 3192
Changing of the Guarder: Until recently, food-guarders would be euthanized by most shelters. But attitudes about guarding are changing, because we now know the behavior can be managed or modified. May 1, 2020 3278
Stressed Out: Why you should care whether your dog is chronically stressed, how you can tell--and what you can do about it. Apr 1, 2020 3015
Peace Among Species: Keeping all the members of your multi-species household safe and happy takes effort and care--lives depend on it. Mar 1, 2020 3614
Socially Conscious Sheltering: The evolution of a new model for animal shelter management and why you should want an SCS shelter in your community. Feb 1, 2020 4227
Useful matters: How a simple mat (and a little bit of training) can enhance your dog's life--and yours, too! Jan 1, 2020 2506
Winter Woes and Wags: Cold, rain, snow, and ice can complicate our dogs' exercise and training plans--but winter weather shouldn't cancel them! Dec 1, 2019 2674
Good Vibrations. Nov 1, 2019 3194
Frustrated On Leash? Oct 1, 2019 3010
Everyone Nose That: Putting your dog's nose to work is a fun and effective way to improve his behavior and responsiveness to you. Sep 1, 2019 2821
Kids and Dogs. Aug 1, 2019 2560
Beyond the Five Freedoms: WDJ's Training Editor makes a case for considering our dogs' well-being, rather than just their welfare, when evaluating their quality of life. Jul 1, 2019 1241
Word Up! Jul 1, 2019 3135
Service Dog Scams. Jun 1, 2019 1822
Diggity Dog? Jun 1, 2019 2509
Aggression Unpacked: Understanding why a dog displays aggression is the first step to effectively reducing and preventing it. May 1, 2019 2948
Teach Your Dog to Bee Safe. Apr 1, 2019 2156
Play With Your Food: These food-dispensing toys and tools make your dog eat more slowly, keeping him challenged and entertained (without getting fat!). Apr 1, 2019 2967
Don't Unsnap Quite Yet: What you--and your dog!--should know before taking an off-leash walk or hike. Mar 1, 2019 3049
Nuzzle Up to Muzzles: Why and how every dog should learn to love wearing a muzzle. Feb 1, 2019 2253
When One Is Not Enough: Twelve time-tested tips for keeping peace and order in a multi-dog household. Nov 1, 2018 2856
Fighting Through The Fence. Oct 1, 2018 2052
Meet and Greet? Or Not ...: Calm and collected is the name of the game, whether you would like your dog to greet others or pass them by. Sep 1, 2018 3599
Basking in Sunshine. Sep 1, 2018 1693
Good Petiquette: Guidelines for a mutually pleasurable visit when going to your friends' homes with your dog, or having friends with dogs come to your home. Aug 1, 2018 2932
The Allure of the Lure: Luring is a quick and effective way to teach new behaviors to your dog; just be sure to "fade" the lure as quickly as possible. Jul 1, 2018 2057
Leaving for Good: "Leave it" is another useful impulse-control exercise you can (and should!) teach your dog. Jun 1, 2018 2165
Considering Whether to Board and Train? It can get a dog off to a great start--or cause irreparable harm. Jun 1, 2018 2931
Wait and Stay: You can easily teach your dog these highly valuable impulse-control exercises. May 1, 2018 2936
Shaping the Perfect Sit: How to reward your dog for increasingly correct approximations of a behavior, until you have just the behavior you want. Apr 1, 2018 1152
It's Okay to Cry. Apr 1, 2018 2106
Clicker Training 101: You don't actually need a clicker to use this popular type of positive-reinforcement or force-free training. Mar 1, 2018 1508
Kidding Around. Mar 1, 2018 2094
You Can Manage: Not all behavior problems require training solutions; sometimes, managing the dog's environment is the solution. Feb 1, 2018 2545
Pros and Cons of Dog Parks: Fenced areas where dogs are welcome to run and play off-leash can provide an outlet for your dog's overabundant energy--or a place to practice undesirable social behavior. Jan 1, 2018 2738
More Collars for Your Dollars: If you have shopped for a collar only at chain pet-supply stores, you may not be aware of the many types of specialty products available--collars that would better suit your dog's needs. Dec 1, 2017 2724
Successful Adoptions: For the best odds of finding your canine soulmate--a dog who fits as well into your life and family as you can imagine follow these dog-adoption tips. Nov 1, 2017 3713
Crate problems and great solutions: how (and why) to keep your dog's crate experience positive. Oct 1, 2017 1572
Are canines cognitive? Oct 1, 2017 2618
"Keep" calm? First you need to get him calm! How to help your highly energetic dog control himself. Sep 1, 2017 3907
Ask (nicely) and receive. Aug 1, 2017 2742
Preventing a death in the family: intra-family aggression can lead to tragedy if it's not recognized and appropriately addressed. Jul 1, 2017 3906
Don't whisper, listen: pay attention to your dog's attempts to communicate and learn how to interpret them; it will strengthen the relationship between you--and improve your training efforts. Jun 1, 2017 3579
Bite inhibition. May 1, 2017 1449
Want some cheese with that whine? The best way to stop a dog's whining depends on why she's doing it. May 1, 2017 3511
Harness the power. Product/service evaluation Apr 1, 2017 3325
Oh, shush! The best method for quieting your dog depends on the reason your dog is barking. Mar 1, 2017 2992
Trade agreements: positive techniques for recovering items you don't want your dog to have. Feb 1, 2017 3248
How to redeem your dog's retrieve: teaching a "cognitive retrieve". Jan 1, 2017 2925
Good growling: dogs growl for a number of reasons and you should be thankful that they do! Dec 1, 2016 2673
Pro-choice: why some handlers strive to empower their dogs to make more of their own choices. Nov 1, 2016 2794
Please don't leave! Dogs whose destructive or disruptive behavior is caused by separation anxiety and isolation distress are not "misbehaving"--they need help. Oct 1, 2016 3279
No escape: how to contain dogs who go over, under, around, or through fences. Sep 1, 2016 2791
Unique cues: readers tell us about interesting and useful behaviors that they taught their dogs--or behaviors that their dogs taught them! Sep 1, 2016 4141
Fear aggression. Aug 1, 2016 3919
Essential knowledge: the 10 most important things to teach your puppy. Jul 1, 2016 2826
Unconventional or unintentional cues. Jun 1, 2016 2264
Jail house dogs: these trainers teach prison inmates to care for, socialize, and train dogs in order to set themselves (and the dogs) free. Interview May 1, 2016 3737
Tricks for clicks: how to hone your training skills, improve your relationship with your dog, and have fun! Apr 1, 2016 2890
Chews wisely: how to manage your pup's chewing habit to ensure a destruction-free home. Mar 1, 2016 2745
The eyes have it: how to get your dog to look at you, and why it's such a valuable exercise. Feb 1, 2016 1857
The puppy conundrum. Jan 1, 2016 1749
Start leash-training without a leash: the no-pull, no-drag method for puppies. Jan 1, 2016 1547
Fear-free vet visits: you can (and should) teach your dog to love those trips to the veterinary clinic! Dec 1, 2015 3307
Let the games begin: rehabilitating the play-deprived dog. Nov 1, 2015 2858
Social studies: what is "proper socialization" and how do you make sure your puppy gets it? Oct 1, 2015 2345
Give it a rest! Teach your dog to settle down and relax on cue. Sep 1, 2015 1895
On guard: resource-guarding and what to do about it. Aug 1, 2015 2820
No more tug time: five things to do when your dog grabs the leash and doesn't want to stop playing tug. Jul 1, 2015 888
A strong start: managing your new dog's first days with you for long-term success in your family. Jul 1, 2015 2774
Must touch dogs: what to do if your dog hates certain husbandry chores (grooming; harnessing, trimming, etc). Jun 1, 2015 2529
How to prevent a bad adoption. May 1, 2015 2676
Unsticking myths about dogs: common K9 lore that shouldn't be repeated! Apr 1, 2015 2511
Hump days: what you can do to stop your dog's annoying humping behavior. Mar 1, 2015 3034
At the door: solve your clog's overexcited behavior at the door (or any problem behavior) in three steps. Feb 1, 2015 2091
Space invaders: how to create just a little more physical space between you and your dog (when you want it). Jan 1, 2015 2557
The right tool at the right time: not every canine behavior needs to be changed through training; sometimes, simple managment is more effective. Dec 1, 2014 1890
When pup is a pest: five things to do when your puppy or adolescent dog harasses your more senior citizen. Nov 1, 2014 996
Helping the helpless: five things to do if you witness animal abuse. Oct 1, 2014 817
More dogs, please: considering adding a dog to your household? here are some things to think about first - and first-time introduction tips. Oct 1, 2014 2946
On your mark: are you dealing with a dog who "urine-marks" in the house? Don't despair! There are many things you can do to stop this vexing habit. Sep 1, 2014 941
Rest easy: five things to do if your dog needs cage rest. Aug 1, 2014 771
Behave: Here are several methods you can use to produce more of the behaviors you desire from your dog. Aug 1, 2014 3145
Inhospitable? Five things to do if your dog snaps at a guest. Jul 1, 2014 715
No go: five things to do if your dog won't come to you. Jun 1, 2014 666
Awesome adoptions: they may have been rejected at some point, but they aren't rejects ... There are no limits to what shelter dogs can do! Jun 1, 2014 2803
Keep iCalm: the iCalmDog: an awesome mobile musk player that can help calm anxious dogs. Jun 1, 2014 589
Accidents happening? Five things to do if your housetrained dog starts soiling in the house. May 1, 2014 644
New old friends: thinking about adopting a senior dog? GREAT! Here are some tips to smooth his homecoming. May 1, 2014 2884
Polite in public: You can have a well-behaved, "take anywhere" dog; it just takes commitment and practice! Apr 1, 2014 2002
Jaws too: how to survive your dog's arousal biting. Mar 1, 2014 2896
Training titles: the significance of all those letters after some training and behavior professionals' names. Feb 1, 2014 3469

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