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DOG - TRAINING

Keeping Your Dog Off Furniture
By nature, your dog is a territorial animal and will claim many areas and objects in the house, including the furniture - unless you give him some guidance. One of the basic requirements for dog discipline and training is for the trainer (you) to be con...

Living with a Well-Mannered Dog
A well-mannered dog is fun to have around: She knows the rules of her household and follows them without constant human supervision. She gets along with people of all ages - even toddlers. She sits quietly when her owner runs into a friend during a walk, ...

The Muzzle Puzzle
"Me, use a muzzle?" Horrified at the thought, Jesse's owner looks down at the golden retriever. "Why would I ever need to use a muzzle? Muzzles are for attack dogs. My Jesse's a lover." She knows her dog. After all, she's had her since she was a puppy. To...

Basic Canine Education
Training a dog takes time, understanding, patience, and consistency. Here are a few common training challenges dog owners face, and some suggestions for working with them.

Housetraining and Crate Training
A PETCO Companion Animal Care Sheet developed with and approved by a Qualified Veterinarian Housetraining a new dog or puppy can seem a daunting task to the new owner. But understanding your options and the reasons behind the training can go a long way t...

Leash Training
A PETCO Companion Animal Care Sheet developed with and approved by a Qualified Veterinarian Long walks with your dog are a great exercise, and a great way to increase your bond with your dog. But sometimes it can be hard to tell who's walking whom! Tea...

Dog training basics
Improve your dog’s manners with these basic dog training tips.

Dog training at home: four cues you can teach your pet
Teach your dog these four essential dog training cues at home.

How to crate train a puppy
Follow these easy tips to quickly crate train your puppy.

How to train your puppy to walk on a leash
Train your puppy to walk on a leash in four easy steps.