Stereotypes and generalizations of the pit bull

Generalizations are a tricky business. On the one hand, they are necessary in order for us to more easily understand our complex world. On the other hand, by definition, generalizations don’t provide detailed information, nor are they always accurate. When it comes to dogs, people seem to be wildly fond of generalizing. Trainers frequently hear […]...

Benefits of being calm and quiet when teaching your dog

Group dog training classes are a superb environment to learn about human behavior. Most run for 6-8 weeks, during which time the ebb and flow of the class dynamic changes dramatically. In the first week or two the enthusiasm and anticipation of both dogs and owners is palpable. Of course, there is often also a […]...

How to find a great dog trainer

Training your newly adopted dog often begins with finding a great dog trainer, but not all are created equal. Our partner Andrea Arden, host of various hit shows on Animal Planet and frequent Today Show contributor, shares how to find a great trainer for your dog so that Fido is a well-mannered member of the […]...

Teach your dog to come when called

Does your dog glance at you with the equivalent of a canine grin and trot off in the other direction when you call him? Don’t feel too badly, some owners might consider you lucky to have a dog that even acknowledges you with a glance! Unfortunately, it is uncommon to see a dog who bounds […]...

Five quick tips for teaching your dog to walk nicely on leash

1. Start ASAP. Whether your dog is two months or two years when he arrives in your home you should start teaching him to walk nicely on leash from day one. It is easiest to start with a young pup because they are programmed to be great at playing follow the leader. But, even an […]...