Training & Behavior

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

 

introducing a second dog
Take two and double the fun
Dogs in training standing on pads.
That dog lovers should know about
Dog waiting for dog walker
Make sure your dog’s ready and able to get the most benefit from these services.
Lili Chin and 16-year-old Boogie
Learn to read canine body language
Dog dressed up.
Anthropomorphism, and its downsides for dogs.
Husky popularity has increased—not a good thing for the breed.
How the popular media mystique of wolf-dogs results in overcrowded shelters
A dog and a cat snuggle up together, and are best friends.
Study suggests that pheromones can help ease interspecies conflict
Dog playing fetch
Post-training play may extend a dog’s memory of previously learned behaviors by up to a year.
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.
Barks the Sounds that Dogs Make
Understanding dog barks, more than just noise
A scientific look into the what ifs