Training & Behavior

Give nature and nuture a boost; fetch tips, tricks and insights from the pros. The payoff is a better relationship.


Big vs Small Dogs
Does size affect behavior?
The science behind the behavior
Puppies are named after them
training two puppies at once
Is Training Two Puppies a Good Idea?
rough dog play fighting
Some like it ruff: How to determine if things are going smoothly with dog play.
Humping Pugs
Why do they do it and what can you do about your humping dog?
Prey Drive
Is the term “prey drive” correct terminology or jargon?
Research validates positive reinforcement
A to-do list for a great dog park visit
translating dog behavior
Understanding dogs—35 Things That Your Dog is Trying to Tell you
Patricia B. McConnell and Lassie
Even a bad example can have a good influence.
Our extraordinary love affair with dogs.
Dogs with pain
If your dog suddenly doesn't want to be touched, they may be saying “Ouch!”
Photo by Mean Shadows on Unsplash
A gentle hand or a tasty treat doesn’t reinforce fear, it reduces it
Talking Training with Victoria Stilwell