training

Pet Training 101; learn how to teach your dog or cat everything from the essential commands to party tricks.

  • Michelle Martiya
    Published 9 days ago
    Meeting Stripes the Zebra

    Meeting Stripes the Zebra

    I certainly didn't plan on becoming a zebra trainer. I actually hadn't really planned on becoming a trainer at all. Feeling burnt out from my dog grooming career, I decided to take a dog training course in an attempt to improve my grooming skills and breathe some life back in to my business.
  • Emmeline Reader
    Published 21 days ago
    Reactivity & Prong Collar Training
  • Jade Pulman
    Published 5 months ago
    Can You Train Your Cat?

    Can You Train Your Cat?

    Maybe your neighbor’s dog has wowed you with incredible tricks, and you’ve found yourself wondering whether Whiskers could do something similar. Maybe your cat has a few bad habits that you’d love to train them out of, but you aren’t sure how. In either case, you’ve asked yourself the question: can cats be trained?
  • Paisley Hansen
    Published 6 months ago
    What to Know When Getting Your First Family Pet

    What to Know When Getting Your First Family Pet

    Adopting a family pet is a large responsibility, especially if your kids are younger and inexperienced in taking care of animals. Though getting a pet, whether it’s something small like a fish or something bigger like a dog, can seem like a daunting task, it is actually a great way to teach your kids accountability, establish regular chores in your house, and to bring the family together. So if you are thinking, or already in the process of, adopting a pet, here are some useful tips to take into consideration that will improve your experience and help your family in the process.
  • Marie Nieves
    Published 7 months ago
    A Brief History of Dog Training

    A Brief History of Dog Training

    When you consider that the old proverb claims that dogs are man’s best friend, we humans have managed to build an impressive case of abuse against our faithful canine companions. Of all the aspects of our relationships with dogs, the history of training is the telltale chronicle of cruelty, but if you draw the right conclusions out of all that pain, it is also a profound tale of the most humbling symbiosis in the history of homo sapiens. If you want to find out more, here is a brief history of dog training.
  • Sally A
    Published 9 months ago
    5 Basic Commands Every Dog Needs to Know
  • Morgan E. Westling
    Published 10 months ago
    How Are Police Dogs Trained?

    How Are Police Dogs Trained?

    We all know the agony of seeing a perfectly trained police K9 and not being able to pet his smart, cute, fluffy head because he's wearing a harness that says "Do Not Touch." Police dogs are one of the greatest resources we have as part of the law enforcement agencies across the country. While police agencies are able to do plenty with police officers alone, police dogs are trained for search and rescue efforts, to detect drugs with their strong sense of smell, and to protect officers from criminals. These dogs are extremely helpful to our nation’s safety, and they save lives and stop crime on a daily basis. There's a lot of work and attention that goes into training police K9s, from the time they're puppies until the day they retire.
  • Alina Gallupe
    Published 11 months ago
    How I Switched My Cat to Wood Litter

    How I Switched My Cat to Wood Litter

    As someone who grew up with cats, cat litter was always a staple in my household. I saw litters of every kind come and go. From massive boxes of clay that I could barely lift with my scrawny arms to fancy, Fabreeze infused litters that gave me a headache and, of course, "miracle" lightweight litter that gave off more dust than could possibly be safe for any creature to inhale. Despite my misgivings about litter, and it's annoying habit of ending up all over my apartment, I always felt that it was a necessary aspect of owning a cat. Little did I realize there was a cost-effective, biodegradable solution that I could be using! I'm talking about wood pellets.
  • Emily Elliott
    Published 12 months ago
    Husky Houdini

    Husky Houdini

    Once we brought our new puppy, Charlie, home we were super excited to start playing with him and get him used to his new place. He seemed to adapt pretty well to our apartment and the noises of Seattle. He definitely slept a lot those first few weeks, which we were a tad worried about. I remember, looking back on it now, being concerned about every little thing that he did, and wondering if it was "normal." I wanted so badly for him to be happy and healthy. I didn't want to mess anything up because it felt like we were new parents.
  • Chuck Hinson
    Published about a year ago
    Training That A Dog Can Live With

    Training That A Dog Can Live With

    Anyone who has a canine buddy living with him knows the importance of obedience training. All too often, though, it’s the dog that ends up training the owner, thus making it hard to get Fido to comply with any verbal commands at all. But there are things you can do to turn the tables and regain your position as master of the bark.
  • Elle Schellhammer
    Published about a year ago
    Dogs Are Cute, Humans Are Not

    Dogs Are Cute, Humans Are Not

    Over the years, I have had my fair share of dogs but I have recently taken in a new member of my family, a baby West Highland Terrier. To say he is a handful is an understatement but I could not be happier. My mom and I have been wanting this dog for years and now that we finally have him I feel so... I don’t know how to explain it.
  • Terra Miller
    Published about a year ago
    Training Your Cat to Walk on a Leash

    Training Your Cat to Walk on a Leash

    Most of us cat lovers would like nothing more than to take our fur-covered babies with us everywhere we go, but how can we make this dream a reality?