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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.


Australian programs acknowledge links
Does size affect behavior?
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.
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.
keep dog out of garden
Tips for protecting your garden from your dog.
do dogs understand our speech
Researchers look at what goes on when we talk to our dogs.
pointing and puppies
Are dogs born knowing how to interpret our gestures? Research explores links between genetics and dogs’ ability to learn.
The Best Dogs for Kids
Choose the right dog for your children by keeping these points in mind.
give dog choices
The importance of allowing dogs the freedom to decide, even in small ways.
long distance dog training
Why you should train your dog to respond to you from afar.
Dogs in training standing on pads.
That dog lovers should know about
Dog dressed up.
Anthropomorphism, and its downsides for dogs.
A dog and a cat snuggle up together, and are best friends.
Study suggests that pheromones can help ease interspecies conflict