Training Articles

Reprinted with Permission from The Whole Dog Journal

Articles about Training

A New Look 23 February 2016
by Mardi Richmond

How to teach your dog to look to you (literally!) for direction.

Be More Rewarding 23 February 2016
by Mardi Richmond

Five ways to reward your dog when you don't want to use treats.

Canine Mythbusting 15 March 2016
by Pat Miller

How to analyze (and discard!) persistent myths about dog behavior.

Demanding Times 15 March 2016
by Pat Miller

How to eliminate your dog's demand behaviors (such as begging, whining, jumping up, or nose-nudging).

Dogs Just Want To Have Fun 15 March 2016
by Pat Miller

Engaging in activities you both enjoy will improve your bond.

Great Introductions 15 March 2016
by Pat Miller

How to take the tension out of dog-dog greetings.

Greetings and Salutations 23 February 2016
by Pat Miller

The process of teaching your dog to greet people calmly starts at home.

Mean on Leash? 23 February 2016
by Pat Miller

Why otherwise friendly dogs may behave aggressively when on-leash.

New Dog. Now What? 23 February 2016
by Pat Miller

Ten tips for starting a good Life with your new dog.

Oh Baby 23 February 2016
by Pat Miller

Expecting a child? Don't wait until she arrives to work with your dog.

Once Bitten 15 March 2016
by Pat Miller

It’s not the end of the world if your dog bites – but you must take action.

Simply Shocking 23 February 2016
by Pat Miller

Electronic containment systems (aka fenceless fences) may be convenient for dog owners, but they are not safe for dogs.

Tethered to Success 23 February 2016
by Pat Miller

Four short feet of cable can help teach your dog to keep the peace.

Links to other WDJ Articles

  • Keeping Four on the Floor, by Pat Miller  Teach your dog to greet everyone calmly and politely. 
  • Light Bite, How to develop and maintain your dog's "bite inhibition", by Pat Miller, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, CDB
  • Someone Old, Someone New, by Mardi Richmond
    How to keep your mixed-age dog pack safe and happy.
  • Uncommonly Calm, by Pat Miller, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, CDBC
    Some dogs are born calm, but a calm dog can also be made!
  • Pull Over! by Pat Miller, CPDT-KA, CDBC
  • Double Trouble, Adopting TWO puppies, by Pat Miller, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, CDBCr
  • Nip This in the Bud, Five things to do when your dog chases and nips at kids, by Pat Miller, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, CDBC
  • Waiting for a Good Thing, Five things to do when your dog gets overexcited before a walk, by Pat Miller, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, CDBC
  • When Packmates Fight, The Challenge of defusing intra-pack aggression, by Pat Miller, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, CDBC
  • How to Ace Kindergarten (Puppy kindegarten, thatis!) Your pup can only do as well as you do. by Caryl-Rose Pofcher
  • REALLY Obsessed, True obsessive compulsive behavior disorders are anything but cute, by Pat Miller, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, CDBC
  • The Trainer Name Game, How to decode the alphabet soup of trainer certifications to find the best training professional for you and your dog, by Stephanie Colman
  • Practice Maintains Perfect, When your dog's behavior slips, it's time to schedule regular practice! by Nancy Kerns

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