7 Things All Dogs Need

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You’re getting a dog and it’s time to go shopping, but what to get? How many toys, which leashes are right? Does he need a harness, a collar or a bed? You can spend hundreds of dollars on supplies, but will you get the ones you really need? Here’s my list of the seven things all dogs need for a behaviorally healthy life.

How Do I Train Proper Doggy Play Skills Faster?

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If your dog gets too excited when playing with other dogs, it is possible to quickly train proper doggy play skills. The key is teaching your dog that you are just as fun as that other dog.

Separation Anxiety Solution: Training Fido That Calm Behavior Makes You Return

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A dog with separation anxiety can be frustrating. How can you get to that point where you even can leave your dog for short periods in a room or alone in the house and be sure he’s having a positive experience? The following is one set of exercises that can be pivotal in training your dog.

Train a “Come When Called” at the Dog Park

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Before dogs are allowed to be off-leash at any park, you should first train a fantastic come when called so that you can call them before they get too excited and before they are rude. Here are some tips on how to train that reliable recall!

Dog Park Etiquette: Rules to Help Dogs Get Along

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Proper dog park etiquette is important if you want your dog to stay out of fights when playing. Anyone who frequents the dog park and knows about dog behavior probably has a few horror stories to share. Here are some basic rules to keep your dog out of trouble.

The Best Animal Trainers in History: Interview with Bob and Marian Bailey, Part 2

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In the last blog, you learned about how and why Marian and Keller Breland started Animal Behavior Enterprises (ABE), the most successful and prolific animal training company that has ever existed. In this segment you’ll find out more about Bob Bailey, how Keller got involved in developing the first scientifically trained dolphin show, and what dolphins were trained for in the Navy. Bob also reveals the four most common trainer errors.

The Best Animal Trainers in History: Interview with Bob and Marian Bailey, Part 1

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If you ask someone who they think is or was the best animal trainer in history you’ll get many different answers. Some may pick a dog trainer they have seen on T.V. or a lion or horse trainer they have seen at a show. Trainers who know the history of animal training agree that by far the best trainers who ever lived were Marian and Keller Breland—who for 47 years ran the most successful animal training business that ever existed.