Dog Behavior & Training

By Kim Downing, Certified CPDT-KA Trainer on October 29th, 2012

Nothing's better than a kiss from a new puppy, or a "Welcome home!" lick from your most loyal lab. Animal expert Kim Downing sheds some light on what all of those face licks are really for.

By Amy Robinson, Certified Dog Trainer on October 18th, 2012

Children promise the moon in order to get the dog, but after the newness wears off, their parents are up to their ankles in dog chores (and doo-doo) while their kids play video games. It's easy to get frustrated. Let Chewy.com help with an easy-to-use Chewy.com Chores chart.

By Amy Robinson, Certified Dog Trainer on October 16th, 2012

Does your dog feel guilty when after rustling through the garbage, or is he just trying to get out of trouble? Animal expert Amy Robinson gives a glimpse at the debate surrounding canines' guilty consciences.

By Amy Robinson, Certified Dog Trainer on October 11th, 2012

Living with a dog that has a serious need for speed can take its toll on any pet parent. Animal expert Amy Robinson shares a few tips for handling the boundless energy and maintaining your sanity.

By Amy Robinson, Certified Dog Trainer on October 5th, 2012

In the first of two Clicker Training articles, certified dog trainer Amy Robinson explains how to get your pet to be the teacher and learn new tricks on their own with a cheap plastic clicker and a handful of treats.

By Amy Robinson, Certified Dog Trainer on September 27th, 2012

When canines get cranky, the right plan can restore order and return feuding pups to furry friends. Certified trainer Amy Robinson shares her steps to keep the peace.

By Amy Robinson, Certified Dog Trainer on September 19th, 2012

Training Bruiser doesn't have to be expensive. Certified trainer Amy Robinson points you in the right direction for training your pup on the cheap.

By Amy Robinson, Certified Dog Trainer on September 10th, 2012

Raising two pups at once can mean double the trouble, but it also means twice as many face licks and an extra wagging tail. Certified dog trainer Amy Robinson offers advice for those cleaning up twice the mess, and enjoying twice the love.

By Amy Robinson, Certified Dog Trainer on September 5th, 2012

Most dogs will perform commands like rock stars at home, but once out in the big world, all is forgotten. In the face of distractions, though, the "come" command is a powerful tool to turn the dog’s focus away from temptation and back to the owner.

Certified dog trainer Amy Robinson explains a nearly irresistible method for helping your pal tune in to you in environments filled with distractions.

By Amy Robinson, Certified Dog Trainer on August 26th, 2012

Training a new puppy to eliminate outside isn't just a big stumbling block in our busy lives, there are health considerations, too. Veterinarians prefer that young puppies stay away from areas soiled by adult dogs or wild animals that may harbor illness and parasites. To protect your puppy and your sanity, you may wish to start with indoor housetraining.

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