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Training & Behavior

Give nature and nuture a boost; fetch tips, tricks and insights from the pros. The payoff is a better relationship.


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Does size affect behavior?
Why Do Dogs Chase Garbage Trucks?
Why do some dogs seem to lose their minds when a truck goes by?
Both Ends of the Leash: Walking the Talk
Leash-related accidents are common
Moving away from aversive training methods to positive training methods.
New study looks at what we contribute to our dogs’ recreational romping.
Five tips for a successful season
canine enrichment ideas
Canine enrichment, or doing what comes naturally.
Can you bet against your dog’s nature and win?
How to Socialize Your Puppy
Counteracting bad puppy-socialization advice.
Playing Tug With Dogs Is a Good Thing
Basics of the tug game and how to troubleshoot common problems
keep dog out of garden
Tips for protecting your garden from your dog.
choose language used for dogs
6 ways the language we use to discuss our dogs matters
do dogs understand our speech
Researchers look at what goes on when we talk to our dogs.