If your dog is destroying your house or looks 'depressed' it may be that you just don't have enough mental stimulation. Brain games are excellent for preventing separation anxiety, teaching dogs not to chew your furniture or other items, and just generally making your dog smarter and happier. Dogs and puppies are not natural freeloaders - they would rather work for their food than lie around all day doing nothing. This video has several practical ideas to solve behavior problems and help your dog have more fun!
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Continue reading (Video 41) Fun Dog Brain Games for Happiness and Mental Health
Does your dog ignore you? Does he turn away when you're talking or otherwise appear to be 'stubborn' or 'dominant?' Why won't your dog listen? This video will go over ways that you can turn those questions around and think about how to motivate your dog to want to respond to you. As usual, the answers apply to other animal species as well.
Continue reading (Video 27) He’s Not Listening! Problem Solving for Motivation & Training
Does your dog do things for the dog trainer but not for you? Part of the problem may be timing. For example, if you treat too early or late, your dog may be confused or could even be learning a behavior you didn't mean to train. This video goes over some essential tips on timing, to make you a more efficient animal trainer.
Continue reading (Video 35) Efficient Dog Training: How to Save Time with Good Timing
In this video, Grisha goes over the pros and cons of hiring a professional dog trainer or behaviorist.
Hint: in most cases, the answer is yes, even with the excellent support provided on this site. A professional trainer helps with socialization opportunities and hands-on skills, and may notice things that you might otherwise miss -- even if you've had many dogs before. This video also gives you tips for how to choose a dog trainer.
Continue reading (Video 10) Do I Need a Professional Dog Trainer?
With some notable exceptions, pet training is getting more and more humane over time. That's why the more you learn about dog training, the more conflicting advice you seem to get! This video discusses the Humane Hierarchy and other useful ways to sort through fact and fiction.
Continue reading (Video 22) What’s Really True? How to Handle Conflicting Advice
In this video Grisha gives some simple ways to squeeze training into your day, so that your dog can have a lifetime of good care. As usual, this advice goes for training cats and other animals in your home too!
Continue reading (Video 21) Homework Again? Pet Training for Busy People
Dogs greeting on leash have more chance of aggression, fear, and other problems. Grisha will help you decide when your dog should greet another dog on leash and teach you how to manage greetings safely.
Continue reading (Video 15) How (and Whether) to Let Dogs Greet on Leash
Learning when your pet is saying "I like that" or "more please" is really fun! Understanding happy communication gives you a better bond with your animals and also helps you meet their needs.
Continue reading (Video 12) 10 Ways that Your Pet Says “I’m OK”
Did you know that a wagging tail does not necessarily mean your dog is happy? Animals often ask us to back off because they are scared. Unfortunately, humans miss most of the signals and our pets have to bark, hiss, growl, or even bite to finally get the message across.
Continue reading (Video 11) 10 Ways that Your Pet Says “I need space”
This video is full of tips to make your dog training class experience more pleasant and successful. It's a must-watch if you haven't been to a force-free dog training class recently.
Continue reading (Video 03) What to Expect in a Dog Training Class
Did you know you can keep other people's dogs from barking in class by calling your own dog away from staring? Grisha's etiquette tips will help you and your dog be good citizens in your training class.
You can apply most of these rules to any time you go to a coffee shop or other public place with your dog.
Continue reading (Video 04) Etiquette: What is Polite in a Dog Training Class?