Dog Training Newbie

Best Dog Training Solutions, Tools, and Toys for New Pup Parents

8 Reasons to Love Online Dog Training

This post features affiliate links, meaning we’ll earn a small commission if you purchase through these links. Feeling overwhelmed by the task of training your furry friend? After all, there’s much to teach–from potty training and obedience to proper leash etiquette and socialization. Luckily, you’re not on your own–online dog training can start you (and […]

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Local Dog Training – AKC, Humane Society, and Certified Trainers

This post features affiliate links, meaning we’ll earn a small commission if you purchase through these links. You’ve just brought home an adorable new puppy and can’t wait to get started on training and obedience. But as a dog training newbie, where should you start? After all, many training resources are available for new pet owners – how

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Operant Conditioning Dog Training – How to Correct Unwanted Behavior

This post features affiliate links, meaning we’ll earn a small commission if you purchase through these links. Why should you know about using operant conditioning when training your dog? Operant conditioning is a popular learning method backed up by decades of research. The concept is simple – reinforced (rewarded) behavior will likely occur again, while punished behaviors are

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Negative Reinforcement Training – Evil or Essential?

This post features affiliate links, meaning we’ll earn a small commission if you purchase through these links. Training a dog can seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be! There are several methods you can use to train your pup – including negative reinforcement training.  In this type of training, a trainer

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How to Start Puppy Training Right

Dog Training Tips for Beginners At Home This page may contain affiliate links, which means we may earn a commission on qualifying purchases at no cost to you. If you have a new puppy, you are likely super excited to start puppy training. If you are a dog training newbie, this task can be overwhelming. An

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Bringing Home a New Puppy Checklist

This post features affiliate links, meaning we’ll earn a small commission if you purchase through these links. So, you’re thinking about getting a puppy! Adopting a new companion is an incredibly exciting time. But before you bring your new puppy home, there are some things you need to do to make sure you’re prepared. From puppy-proofing

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Positive Reinforcement Training 101: How to Do it Right

This post features affiliate links, meaning we’ll earn a small commission if you purchase through these links. Imagine a sunny day at the dog park, watching a man reward his dog’s return with a treat. You’ve just witnessed positive reinforcement training in action! Positive reinforcement training is a type of operant conditioning that rewards good

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Is Petco or Petsmart Better for Dog Training?

This post features affiliate links, meaning we’ll earn a small commission if you purchase through these links. Training needs to begin soon after you bring your new puppy or dog home, but many owners, especially first-time puppy owners, should consider pet training classes with a professional dog trainer from the start.  There are many places

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