Dog Training


Ask an Expert - Tackling Resource Guarding

I have a one-year-old Cavalier King Charles who is VERY food protective. When he was a pup, I found I could not use any food training treats because he would get overwhelmed, so I always had to use positive things like toys or praise. He has slowly gotten worse. Help! more

Ask an Expert - Herding Hassles

Our puppy is a herding dog and he nips at our heels as we walk around the house. How can we get him to stop this?  more

Ask An Expert - Dog Park Dog Fight

If my dog is attacked at the dog park, what should I do?more

How to Ease Separation Anxiety in Dogs

Give your dog a minimum of 30 minutes to 1 hour of aerobic exercise each day. Work on basic obedience commands (come, sit, sit-stay, down, down-stay)...more

Ask an Expert - How to Wean Off Treats

Ask Jennifer Messer Q: My new puppy only listens to me if I have a handful of treats. How do I wean her off treats so she’ll obey me regardless of what I have...more

Ask an Expert - Housetraining

Q: My 16-week-old puppy, Mabel, doesn’t seem to be picking up on the concept of indoors vs outdoors. How long should it take to housetrain a puppy? —Puddles in...more

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

Ask an Expert - Can you over-exercise a puppy?

Snooze time comes to roughly 18 to 20 hours per day. more

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

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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