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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...