Secret to Dog Training

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The secret to dog training is straightforward—reward desired behavior and remove rewards for unwanted behavior. Dr. Yin provides examples and explains the nuances that make this approach work.

Scooting Dog Draws a Crowd

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Question about a scooting dog: I have a 7-year old Cocker Spaniel mix who has this annoying habit. I’m wondering if there’s really a way of training her out of it. As if on command to perform, in her excitement around people, she starts to scoot. Really embarrassing. Got any ideas?

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!”

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?

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?