Training & Behavior

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

 

scent marking in house
Victoria Stillwell answers your dog training questions.
social distance dog walks
Some dogs love it, some dogs hate it, but everybody sees differences between now and the “before times.”
Well-trained dogs have more freedom, and more fun.
big and small dog
A study of body-size awareness in dogs seems to indicate that the answer is yes.
do dogs forgive?
Science studies the reasons behind canine reconciliation behaviors.
teaching a dog how to fetch
Even dogs who aren’t natural retrievers can learn to play this game.
scared dog
Saying “my dog is friendly” doesn’t reassure those with dogs who are afraid, stressed or anxious around other dogs.
A scientific look into the what ifs
preparing dogs for returning to work
It’s up to us to help them with this transition
dog leash reactivity
Even a mild-mannered dog can turn into a wild thing when feeling trapped.
Not counting how fun they are to watch
dog howling
How to help a howling dog turn down the volume (or even hit the off button)