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How to Tell the Number of Pup Your Dog Will Have

How to Tell the Number of Pup Your Dog Will Have

Things to do when your dog is Pregnant: First off, after the dog has been bred, there will be a period of about 65 days (give or take a few) until the pups will be born. During this time, there are a couple of things that you have to keep your eye on, such as [...]

How to Teach your Dog not to Pee in his Crate

How to Teach your Dog not to Pee in his Crate

If you’re asking yourself the question “how do I stop my dog peeing in the crate?” then this article was written for you. Specifically, we’re going to talk about why your dog is peeing inside his crate, and what you should do to fix this. This is a place to gain some understanding of dog [...]

How to Teach your Dog to Touch or Target

How to Teach your Dog to Touch or Target

If you want your dog to follow your hand cues, you can teach him to follow your hand and touch it. This technique also reduces the use of the treat quickly. The purpose of this exercise is to teach your dog to watch your hand for instructions. Begin by showing him your fist or two [...]

How to Teach your Dog you are in Charge

How to Teach your Dog you are in Charge

A dog owner once explained to us his own way of handling the problem of walking his dog—after calling us in to help him teach his dog, Toby, to walk correctly. “When I take Toby for a walk, I place him on the lead, look at him, and say, ‘Where are we going to go [...]

How to Teach your Dog the "Drop" Command

How to Teach your Dog the “Drop” Command

Many people fail to see how having a dog drop on command can be beneficial, but teaching a dog to “drop stay” is one of the most useful things a dog owner can do. For example, it can be a very handy way of controlling your dog when you have guests or while you are [...]

How to Teach your Dog the "Stay" Command

How to Teach your Dog the “Stay” Command

One of the main reasons for teaching your pup the “stay” command is to make handling it easier—when it is still young, and also when it is a grown dog. Once your dog knows how to “stay”, you will no longer have to wrestle with it every time you want to put a lead or [...]

How to Teach your Dog to come when Called

How to Teach your Dog to come when Called

We firmly believe that one of the most important things a dog can learn is to come whenever it is called (the “recall”, as we call it). After all, if your dog will not come to you when you call it, trying to teach it any other command will prove useless. If you have been [...]

How to Teach your Dog to Distinguish Scents

How to Teach your Dog to Distinguish Scents

Getting a dog to distinguish scents is probably one of the most difficult training exercises. Dogs normally do this as a matter of course, but on an instinctive level only. It will be difficult to pass on to the dog what you require it to do, because the action you want it to learn is [...]

How to Teach your dog to walk Correctly on the Lead

How to Teach your dog to walk Correctly on the Lead

To start teaching your dog using this method, you will need a check chain that fits it correctly, and a 6-ft (2-m) long webbing lead. Place the dog on-lead. Anchor the lead—that is, secure it tightly—in your right hand, and gather up the slack in your left hand. Now, with your dog on your left [...]