Dog Training

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Ask an Expert - Chewing the wrong things

"My puppy, Sally, is chewing everything in sight. How can I get her to chew on the right thing (her chew toys) and not the wrong things (the table leg, my fingers)?" more
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Ask an Expert - Can you over-exercise a puppy?

Snooze time comes to roughly 18 to 20 hours per day. more
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Ask an Expert - Indoor Marking

Ask Jennifer Messer My Westie, Joey, is reliably housetrained when at home but the minute we go elsewhere— to work, my mom’s, a friends—he lifts his leg. How...more
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Ask an Expert - Losing bladder control

Q: My old girl, Tim-Tim, is losing bladder control and I’m wondering if I should train her to use an indoor potty system. Is it too late to teach an old dog...more
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Ask an Expert - Too submissive

Q: I’m worried my dog is overly submissive. She shows her belly to everyone and sometimes even piddles submissively. How can I boost her confidence? —Wet...more

Ask an Expert - Leash-pulling

"I’ve tried everything, but Zoe, my Husky/ Chow cross, continues to pull like a maniac when walking on leash. Please help!" more

Ask an Expert - Lagging behind

Q: My rescued Toy Poodle, Sally, drags behind me on walks. She’s only six and runs around in the house, so it’s not a mobility issue. What’s up with her...more
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Ask an Expert - No Recall Skills

King has learned that play and training are mutually exclusive. more
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Ask an Expert - Exuberant door greetings

My Shepherd-cross, Charlie, is a dream when I leave, but as soon as she senses my return, a tirade of crying and barking ensues from the second my car pulls in the driveway until I enter the house.more
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Ask an Expert - Charging & Barking During Walks

Q: My Miniature Dachshund, Candy Lu, occasionally charges and barks at other dogs on the sidewalk. Often, these dogs are much larger than she is. Why on earth...more

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