Leash Skills Series #4: Starting Leash Training

Make a plan to start leash training Stand in the living room with your treat bag on and a leash in your hand. Decide which side you want your dog to walk on, and make your commitment to sticking to the rules you’re creating for your leash walks.  Do this while your dog is occupied […]

Leash Skills Series #3: Leash Training Teamwork

Both the human and the dog need leash training skills for walks to be enjoyable. Train the necessary skills by breaking them down into simple, specific behaviors. Make your daily walks fun for both of you! Dog Leash Skills A dog should love his collar, harness, and leash If the equipment itself causes a dog […]

Cooperative Husbandry: Teach Your Dog to Love a Nail Trim!

(The Process Works for Cats, Too!) As I write this, my mentor, Dr. Bob Bailey, is teaching keepers at the Copenhagen Zoo how behavior science can help provide better husbandry for the animals there. Husbandry refers to the management and control of domestic and kept wild animals, most commonly to their medical care and grooming. […]

House Training Your Dog

House training a new dog or puppy can seem intense. But if you put in the time at the beginning, right from the start, the rest of your dog’s life will be smooth sailing! How to house-train your dog: Reward him when he eliminates outside – you can even specify the spot! Make sure he […]

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