Training Resources

We’ve put together a list of several dog training resources to help you with your puppy or adult dog. Ranging from house-breaking to crate training, leash training to basic dog commands, and basic puppy behavior to problem areas, we’ve got resources to help you.

Crate Training

Crate training uses a dog’s natural instincts as a den animal. A wild dog’s den is his home, a place to sleep, hide from danger, and raise a family. The crate becomes your dog’s den, an ideal spot to snooze or take refuge during a thunderstorm. A crate isn’t a magical solution. If not used correctly, a dog can feel trapped and frustrated. Find out more from the Humane Society. Read More

Does Your Dog Pull On The Leash?

It’s not just your dog! It takes two to pull. Dogs do not pull if there is no one dangling at the end of the leash! Tips to help both you and your dog break old habits. Read More

Dog Training: Nothing in Life is Free

“Nothing in Life is Free” is a safe, positive, non-confrontational training technique to establish your leadership position. When your dog does what you want, he gets rewarded with the thing he wants. This article from the Humane Society will get you started. Read More

How to House-train Your Dog or Puppy

House-training your dog or puppy requires far more than a few stacks of old newspapers – it calls for vigilance, patience, plenty of commitment and above all, consistency. By following the guidelines outlined in this article from the Humane Society, you can minimize house-soiling incidents. Read More

How to Teach Your Dog Basic Commands

Good manners are as necessary for dogs as they are for people. A dog who jumps, pulls, barks or lacks self-control often finds himself left out of family activities. An untrained dog may also put your housing situation at risk if you’re a renter or belong to a home or condominium owners’ association. This article from the Humane Society helps you teach your dog a few basic obedience commands. Read More

Puppy Behavior Basics

You can play a vital role in helping your puppy develop good “people skills” by petting, talking, and playing it. Here are a few general guidelines from the Humane Society about puppy stages of development,and what to expect during their first 18 months of life. Read More

Puppy Nipping and Rough Play

It’s not always easy to convince a new puppy not to bite the hand that feeds him, pets him, or plays with him, for that matter. These dog training guidelines from the Humane Society will help you encourage good behavior in your pup. Read More

Stop Your Dog From Jumping Up

Dogs greet each other nose-to-nose and want to do the same with us. Since our noses are not at their level, they jump up to reach them. Allowing your dog to jump on people can be dangerous, too. You can end up scratched and bruised. A child or frail adult can be knocked down and seriously injured. Solving a behavior problem like jumping requires both management of the situation and training your dog. This article from the Humane Society helps you train your puppy. Read More