Teaching Your Dog to “Come When Called”

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The problem with speaking English instead of using made-up words is that we assume our pets know what we mean. We say, “Sit” and expect Fido to drop his derriere, but the command Fido’s learned is “sit, sit, sit, SIT!”

Training Multiple Dogs to Sit Politely to Go Out

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Do you have suggestions for training in a multiple dog household? Of my three dogs, two are “sitting to say please” to go out. The other dog refuses. I started letting the two go on out and making the refuser stay until she sits. But she still refuses to sit at the same time as the others. How do I reinforce behaviors properly with three dogs who don’t always respond the same way or at the same time? (All three dogs are eleven years old.)

Dr. Yin’s Answers to Common Dog Training Questions

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I’ve heard that a tired dog is a behaved dog. Will exercise solve most of my dog’s problems?
Do I need to be the boss when training my dog, cat, horse or bird?
If I train my pet how long will the training last?

Fall Dog Class Fieldtrip a Success

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I remember in high school math class thinking, math wouldn’t be so bad if it weren’t for the word problems. Now, as an adult, I think, if you can’t do the word problems, which represent math in real life, you don’t really know math. Similarly, with dog training classes, it’s great when dogs know how to sit, and heel and focus on their owners in the controlled class environment but what they really need is to be able to do those things in the real world.