Training Your Dog to Give A Damn!

Carol wrote into my Daily Tip on Dogster.com about her dog for whom obedience seems to be a loose concept! Is it possible that a dog knows what you want but just doesn’t want to do it, i.e. isn’t motivated enough? My German Shepherd mix will follow commands instantly when food is around (so I […]

How To Train A Nervous Dog With A Little Help From Liv-A-Littles

Back in October, the Ad Council, The Humane Society of the United States and Maddie’s Fund® in partnership with Halo Pet Foundation, released an online video series called “Meet My Shelter Pet” to showcase the unique bonds between shelter pets and their adoptive owners and remind viewers that there are thousands of amazing shelter pets […]

House Training Your Dog

I prefer the phrase “house-training” to “housebreaking,” which sounds so harsh. Housebreaking implies that you have to “break” your dog of something; almost as though you and your dog are in a battle of wills. If you understand that emptying her bladder and bowels means more than just a bodily function to a dog, then […]