Clicker Training Blog

You Knew It: Dogs Have Feelings, Too

Science is showing what animal trainers, owners, and lovers have known forever: dogs feel some of the same emotions as humans.

Meet Your Match: Ten Tips for Choosing a Shelter Dog

It’s National Adopt-a-Dog Month! Dog adoption is a wonderful thing. There are many dogs in shelters and rescue organizations that will make wonderful lifelong companions.

10 Tips for Enjoying the Outdoors with Your Dog This Fall

With cooler temperatures, crisp air, and a colorful canopy of foliage, fall is the perfect season to enjoy the beautiful changing outdoor scenery.

Kibble in a Bottle

Did you know that boredom is a common culprit of problem behavior?

The Luckiest Dogs in Chicago

Strolling (OK, briskly walking) down a Shedd Aquarium hallway with Ken Ramirez last month, we were stopped momentarily by a warm and rather touching greeting from one of Ken's newest trainees, Bruce.

Summer Sounds: How to Help Your Dog through Scary Noises

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Summer brings longer days, garden-fresh produce, ice cream treats, vacations, and "staycations." For the most part, it is a time of fun and relaxation. But summer also brings an increased chance of thunderstorms and fireworks—events that can be scary for your dog.

Summer: Hot, but Happy, Days

It's hot outside! As we kick off summer and temperatures continue to climb, we would like to remind you to please keep your pet's comfort and safety in mind. The ASPCA offers the following tips for keeping your pet happy during the hot weeks ahead:

“Watch Out!”—GDB Service Animal Trainee Saves the Day

Service dogs are trained to help “their people” through all kinds of everyday and surprising events that can occur.